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3M MP 180

alaTest has collected and analyzed 57 reviews of 3M MP 180. The average rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews. People are impressed by the design. The size is also mentioned favorably, but there are mixed comments on the image quality and usability. Some have doubts about the reliability and price.

size, design

noise, price, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the 3M MP 180 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for 3M MP 180


alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of 3M MP 180 from The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Projectors on Views about the design and price are on the whole positive. The usability and size also get good feedback, but many are negative about the reliability.

size, usability, price, design


56% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: 3M MP180 Pocket Projector3M MP180 Pocket Projector

Jul, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for 3M MP 180


alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of 3M MP 180 from The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors on People really like the design and price. The noise and size are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the reliability. Views are divided on the usability.

size, noise, price, design


59% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: 3M Pocket Projector MP1803M Pocket Projector MP180

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

3M MP180


3M's MP180 takes the pocket projector to a new level, at least in feature terms. Plus it's very, very cool...

Superb file/format flexibility, Touchscreen interface, Decent battery life

Picture quality only average, No 'quick menu return' button, No remote as standard

Mar, 2013

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3M PocketProjector MP180 review


The MP180 is a highly versatile office projector. It's a short-throw model, which means it can project large images even when very close to a surface, and it can be hooked up to a source via VGA or component inputs (using an adaptor), display files...

An amazingly versatile pico projector, but the included stand is poor, there's no remote control and it's expensive

Aug, 2011

Reddot design award winner 2010!

Expert review by : reddot ( (UK))

3M MP180 Pocket Projector


The MP180 is a light, pocket-sized projector capable of realising even sophisticated presentations. It stores video, music, and data files, provides Internet access via Wi-Fi, and can be connected to other devices via Bluetooth. The touch-screen allows...

Expert review by : Jim Martin (

3M MP180 Pocket Projector


The 3M MP180 has a touchscreen, apps and built-in WiFi - surely it's the perfect pocket projector? Unfortunately, Jim Martin discovers that it's far from perfect in our review.

It's commendable that 3M has gone further with the MP180 than any other pico projector before it, but the price reflects this. Given the unusable web browser, relatively poor image quality and whiny fan, Samsung's SP-H03 is still the better choice. It...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Christian Harris (

REVIEW: 3M PocketProjector MP180


3M launched its first pocket projector in 2008. Since then it has been busy miniaturising its hardware and software that can project digital images onto any nearby viewing surface. An important design characteristic of a handheld projector is the...

The MP180 is an attractive hand-held projector package for the on-the-go business professional. It’s compact and well built, and with its built-in memory and memory card slot you can probably leave your laptop at the office. The touchscreen control...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : Khidr Suleman (

3M PocketProjector MP180 review


The 3M PocketProjector MP180 is a portable handheld projector designed for business users who regularly give presentations.

Capable of projecting without a laptop, reasonable battery life

Poor touch screen, fiddly internet integration, no HDMI input, pricey

3M has packed the MP180 with a number of features, but it tries to do too much. The device is ultimately let down by an inconsistent touch screen and high price.

May, 2011

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3M - MP180


Although pocket-sized LED projectors have been around for a few years, their low brightness levels have limited their usefulness. 3M's MP180 doubles the brightness of its previous models to 30 ANSI lumens, and adds a touch ...

On paper the MP180 ticks lots of boxes, but in the flesh it's a little disappointing. On the plus side, it offers decent image quality, broad file support and excellent brightness for this class of device. The onboard storage and microSD support are...

May, 2011

Expert review by : M. David Stone (

3M Pocket Projector MP180


The 3M Pocket Projector MP180 can show images from its internal memory or a microSD card as well as from computers and video sources.

Reasonably bright. Can show images from computers, composite video sources, internal 4GB memory, or microSD card.

Icon-based touch-screen controls and flashing LED codes are not intuitive. Expensive. Some important glitches in unit as tested.

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Jun, 2011

Expert review by : Aaron Almeida (

3M MP180 Review


Pocket-sized projectors have become very popular over the last couple of years and the main reason why one opts for them is for their size. Projectors are being fitted on various portable gadgets, these days, such as mobile phones and cameras, but the...

The 3M MP180 is available in India at a market operating price of Rs. 29,990. The projector does well in terms of design and build quality but where it excels is in the feature lists. On paper the specifications look very impressive and they deliver on...

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : Aaron Almeida (

3M MP180 Review - Tech2


Pocket sized projectors have become very popular over the last couple of years and the main reason why one opts for them is nothing but because of their size.

Easy to carry around

Mar, 2012

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:2600
Battery life (max):2
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:LIN370-001


Colour of product:Black


Display diagonal:6.1


Lamp Type:LED
Service life of lamp:20000

Lens System



Audio formats supported:AAC, AMR, MP3
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, JPG
Number of built-in speakers:2
RMS rated power:0.75 / 1.5
Video formats supported:H.264, MP4 / MP4


Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN:N / No
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes

Operational conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 1829
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35

Other features

Aspect Ratio:4:3
Connectivity Technology:Wireless
Dimensions (WxDxH):63.5 x 150 x 33 / 65 x 150 x 33
Light Source:LED
Networking features:Wi-Fi
Projector image format:BMP, JPG
Resolution:1280 x 768

Packaging Content

Batteries included:Y
Cables included:USB, VGA
Handheld remote control: No


Horizontal scan range:31.5 - 49.68
Vertical scan range:50 - 60

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in: No
Audio (L,R) in:1
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite Video In:1
DVI port:N / No
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB B
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Projection distance:0.305 - 2.438
Projection Technology:LCD / LCOS
Projector brightness:30 / 32
Projector native resolution:SVGA (800x600)
Screen size compatibility:254 - 2032


Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Internal storage capacity:4


3D: No
3D compatibility:N
Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
Full HD:N / Yes
HD-Ready:Y / Yes
Supported graphics resolutions:1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 768 (WXGA), 640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA)
Supported video modes:480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p

Weight & Dimensions

Height :33