One of the exciting topics of CES this year was the announcement of Samsung’s upcoming Freestyle projector. It is a combination 1080p projector, speaker, and ambient light. It comes with a number of user-friendly features, like the ability to automatically adjust the screen size to fit a space, as well as focus, and keystone.
If that sounds familiar, then you have likely seen or heard of similar options in the market like the XGIMI Halo+ that is capable of doing the same (only the Halo+ also has an internal battery, features Harmon/Kardon speakers, offers a larger image, and weighs in at $50 less).
The Samsung Freestyle doesn’t have all of the features of something like the Halo+, but it does have the ability to swivel 180-degrees, acts as an ambient light-source, features 360-degree sound, can be used with an external battery (at least), and works with multiple digital assistants like Amazon’s Alexa, and (for some reason) Bixby. Who would have thought that Bixby would still be around today?
One neat feature is that it has the ability to use the camera on your phone to automatically adjust brightness and color settings to obtain a better image within the environment it is being used in. Something that some of the other companies don’t offer (just yet). You can, of course, adjust all of this manually as well.
The Samsung Freestyle has the ability to project up to 100-inches and offers 550 lumens of brightness. It also comes with a number of accessories, such as a base with built-in battery, a light bulb socket adapter, and a carrying case.
You can pre-order it from Samsung now for the MSRP of $899.99. It can also be pre-ordered from Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, and B&H.
Is it just me or has projectors gotten more expensive?