Accidently hit submit without finishing,,.
My point was don't get tricked by the marketing ploys. 33 lumens is miniscule compared to your standard business projector (1000-3000 lumens). Don't expect to walk into a meeting room and throw down big, bright, colorful presentations - just like in grade school, if you want to watch a film you have to turn off or at least dim the lights.
I just wanted to comment about CNET and other reviews regarding the recent craze in Pico / Micro Projectors. 2 years ago when Microvision first announced their pico projector I knew I had to have one. Finally Cnet - my trusted site for unbiased reviews started to discuss various pico projectors such as the Optoma or 3M I was almost ready to buy one. Earlier this year I pulled the trigger on an Optoma pico projector. It's rated at 480x320 resolution and 10 lumens. Cost me $350. Could I use this for presentations? No. Could I use this for anything but watching videos in complete darkness? Not really. Returned it.
Then recently I purchased the AAXA P1 micro projector which was a lot cheaper, $200, had 12 lumens and 640x480. Admittedly the brightness was marginally better, but anything other than pure darkness I couldn't get the image quality I wanted. Hooking it up to my laptop was a challenge and the image remained fuzzy at 640x480. My son now has it hooked up to his Archos and seems to like it - realistically it's just a toy.
Finally 2 weeks ago I received my AAXA P2 micro projector. It's rated at 800x600 and has 33 lumens. Not expecting much I was pleasantly surprised that this projector is somewhat usable with lights on. I've learned the key is to get the image behind the lights - in other words not directly underneath any lighting. With this setup I can actually make out images with the lights on and it's even acceptable with a projection screen. With the lights off but a lot of daylight coming into the room the resolution / picture quality came out surprisingly very good even on just a blank wall. I did a 12 person presentation with excel spread sheets this week. Needless to say I'm impressed - the pico projectors are getting there (almost).
In summary the AAXA P2 still can't really be used in a professional setting with lights on unless your meeting is willing to huddle against the wall unless you have a high grade projection screen. Lights off it works pretty well. For the size it's definitely good.
Is it ready for prime time yet? Only if you know for certain you can control the lighting and there will not be a lot of people in the meeting. If unknown then no it is not - I still bring out my Infocus 2500 lumen (bulky) projector.
But at least I think it's almost there...
Here's some pictures: