Epson Announces Two New EpiqVision Flex Portable Projectors

Recently, Epson announced two new EpiqVision Flex portable projectors, the EpiqVision Flex CO-FHO2 Smart Projector and the EpiqVision Flex CO-W01. Epson designed both projectors to be comfortable in the boardroom and your home theater

Offering a screen image up to 300″ with 3000 lumens of output, Epson has created a projector for today’s hybrid work world, allowing the projector to work and play. 

Priced at $629 for the CO-FHO2 and $429 for the CO-W01, they won’t break the bank and promise outstanding performance in any environment. So is this your next projector? Let’s discuss! 

Under The Hood Of The Epson EpiqVision Flex Portable Projectors

Both the Epson EpiqVision Flex CO-FHO2 and CO-W01 portable projectors share the same hardware under the hood. These projectors will work in various environments by featuring 3-chip 3-LCD technology that outputs 3000 lumens on up to a 300″ TV. Also paired with the LCD tech, both projectors feature Advanced Screen Adaptive Correction Control, an automatic scene-based color correction process that ensures you have a clear and natural picture, no matter the on-screen content. 

While both boast a compact and sleek design, they come packed with great features. As expected, both Epson portable projectors have a single HDMI input. The CO-FHO2 has a native resolution of 1080p 1920×1080, and the CO-W01 drops to a native resolution of WXGA 1280×800. 

Epson EpiqVision Flex CO-FHO2 and CO-W01 portable projectors are equipped with built-in speakers, allowing you to carry one less item in your bag. Having done off-site presentations for years, having built-in speakers is great. 

Both projectors have a +/- 30-degree manual/automatic keystone correction. That said, there is no optical zoom. Instead, you get a digital zoom of 1.0-1.35. While not the best zoom I have seen, it’s hard to be mad at a $600 projector. 

Smart Features

The Epson EpiqVision Flex CO-FHO2 adds to the convenience factor by being a smart portable projector over the CO-W01. That’s right; it comes with Android TV installed and will allow you to run your favorite apps like Hulu, Disney+, Netflix, and the like. Plus, you can stream directly to the Epson CO-FHO2 with your smartphone through Chromecast. 

Chromecast is a bonus for those who use their phones and tablets for presentations. For example, I used my iPhone in a pinch when my computer was having issues. But it was a painful process. Chromecast is an ideal solution for this. And it is also a perfect solution for a backyard home theater where you want to cast it from your phone! Add in that it’s also an Android TV device, making it one heck of a backyard projector. 

Our Take

While I would never recommend the Epson EpiqVision Flex CO-FHO2 or CO-W01 portable projectors as a dedicated home theater projector, either could be the perfect solution for business or backyard events. Both will get plenty bright for what you need and should be able to project a large enough image for all to see. Add in Android TV and Chromecast, and they look even better!

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