Nebula Mars 3 Air review: a portable home cinema experience

The Nebula Mars 3 Air is a small, compact solution that provides high-quality images for on-the-go entertainment.

Nebula Mars 3 Air
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Our Verdict

The Nebular Mars 3 Air is an ideal choice for anyone looking for a portable projector. The 1080p HDR display allows you to watch movies and TV in rich detail, although with just 400 ANSI lumens, it is better suited for dimmer environments. The integrated Google TV includes pre-loaded apps such as Netflix, Amazon and YouTube, which means there is no need for additional streaming sticks or set-top boxes. However, there are plenty of ports if you want to add extra devices. The integrated dual 8W speakers produce clear, crisp sound and can also double up as a Bluetooth speaker for on-the-move entertainment at any time. The battery is the only thing that lets this projector down, with it lasting just 2.5 hours for video playback but an impressive 8 hours for music streaming.

For

  • Vibrant, rich image quality
  • Excellent speakers
  • Integrated Google TV
  • Small and compact

Against

  • The battery could be better
  • No USB-C port

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Whether you’re looking to ditch your TV or you want something that will allow you to enjoy a cinema experience whether you’re at home or away, then look no further than the Nebula Mars 3 Air. 

The Nebula Mars 3 Air is the latest in the lineup of projectors from Anker. This lightweight projector is not only affordable but it also has built-in Google TV streaming and dual 8W Dolby audio speakers making it one of the best projectors that I’ve reviewed in quite some time. Even before you plug it in, you can see just how well-made this projector is. And it’s so compact that it’s the ideal choice for anyone looking to have a big screen in a small space. 

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Dimensions: 7 x 4.8 x 5.2 inches
Weight:3.7lbs
Type:LED
Battery life:Up to 2.5 hours (video playback), 8 hours (music playback)
Brightness:400 ANSI Lumens
Operating System:Google TV
Connectivity:Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0
Projection Size: 30 - 120 inches
Storage:16GB internal storage
Ports:AUX-OUT, HDMI, USB-A, DC-IN
Image Correcton:Auto Keystone Correction
The Verdict
4.75

out of 10

Nebula Mars 3 Air review: a portable home cinema experience

The Nebular Mars 3 Air is an ideal choice for anyone looking for a portable projector. The 1080p HDR display allows you to watch movies and TV in rich detail, although with just 400 ANSI lumens, it is better suited for dimmer environments. The integrated Google TV includes pre-loaded apps such as Netflix, Amazon and YouTube, which means there is no need for additional streaming sticks or set-top boxes. However, there are plenty of ports if you want to add extra devices. The integrated dual 8W speakers produce clear, crisp sound and can also double up as a Bluetooth speaker for on-the-move entertainment at any time. The battery is the only thing that lets this projector down, with it lasting just 2.5 hours for video playback but an impressive 8 hours for music streaming.

Rachael Penn
Writer

Craft, photography and hardware writer Rachael Penn has written for The Evening Standard, The Independent, Fit&Well, The Radar, T3, and TopTenReviews. She also writes on many other subjects, including lifestyle, travel, food, internet culture and eco-living for online and print publications.