Take the big screen experience to go with The Freestyle. This smart theater-to-go moves to where the action is. Just point and play on the wall, ceiling or even your table. The Freestyle automatically sets up your best picture experience, adjusting focus, keystone and leveling—at the image size you want. You’ll be set to stream your shows using the Smart TV capabilities, check your social feed, play games, and hear it all in rich 360 sound. Gather your friends, your content is going places. Watch in Full High Definition with The Freestyle, 2x sharper than other personal projectors with HD. With approximately 8.3 million pixels and 1080X1920 resolution, you can sit up closer than with HD, making everything larger, crisper and clearer.***** SmartThings delivers a color experience customized for your space with The Freestyle. Whether you’re projecting on a brick wall or wooden table, the app automatically calibrates the color temperature and brightness of your image for the surface you watch on.***** *Includes Samsung SmartHub; external content from the Micro HDMI port and compatible devices with AirPlay 2, SmartThings or Tap View. Voice Assistants and Apps are subject to change. Some functions require internet connection via Wi-Fi or from a mobile device. **Requires supplied USB Type C cable connection or external battery (sold separately) that are USB-PD and 50W/20V output or above. ***Optimal screen sizes from 30″ – 100″ measured diagonally; based on The Freestyle’s distance from the surface. ****Voice Assistants and Apps are subject to change. Some functions require internet connection via Wifi or from a mobile device. *****Brightness varies based on surrounding light.
Features & Specifications
- POINT and PLAY: Place it, tilt it and watch it wherever—this versatile smart theater-to-go makes it simple; With a cradle stand that rotates almost 180 degrees, position your image where you want from floor to ceiling; The Freestyle gives you the flexibility to watch your way
- EASY SET UP: Sit back and let The Freestyle manage the setup; Once you find your angle, this portable smart project automatically adjusts the image for your perfect picture; Auto Leveling, Auto Focus and Auto Keystone technology do the work in seconds
- SMART ENTERTAINMENT: Stream your favorite shows, play games, workout with a trainer; Do all you enjoy with The Freestyle and discover your must-have apps and streaming services, all just a few clicks away
- PREMIUM 360 SOUND: Hear the 360-degree audio that fills the room from this small but mighty smart theater; You’ll find yourself carried away by the high quality sound that resonates from the speaker and bass enhancers
- EXTERNAL BATTERY COMPATIBLE: Now the big screen experience is as mobile as you are; Just grab The Freestyle with an external battery pack and go; With no outlet needed, you’re free to watch your favorite shows, play games or whatever you want, anywhere you want—indoors or outdoors
- SCALE and MOVE SCREEN: Need to move your image? There’s no need to move The Freestyle’ When the wall or your surface isn’t quite right, this smart theater-to-go makes it easy to shrink down the image, move it around and project from 100 to 30 inches
- MULTI VOICE ASSISTANT: Say hello to your favorite Voice Assistant; Bixby, Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant are built into The Freestyle; Simply use your voice to find the content you love, turn up the volume, control your connected home and more
- MULTIPLE VOICE ASSISTANTS: This comes with your favorite voice assistants built-in and ready to help. Choose from Bixby, Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant
- Dimensions: 3.7 x 4 x 6.7 inches
- Weight: 1.8 pounds
Pros & Cons
Pristine Excellency!!! When this launched I bought and returned 3 different ones, Samsung had so many bugs that the keystone was weird and digitally realigned itself, Samsung has released 3 updates one just last week 7/10/22, so this thing works as it’s intended, works brilliantly in pristine HD excellence. Dim lighting is required as with most projectors, and getting is used like new is a bargain. The audio is even comparable to a regular tv. If you enjoy the minimalist portability and design there is nothing like it today. I put 2 screw holes on the bottom of the stand removing the projector for install and have it mounted on a wall, it does work best at its 100 inch screen having it directly forward viewing so the perimeter projection doesn’t show up as much. One can reduce the screen from 50 inches to a whopping 100 inches. It is the best of all projectors. Under $1,000 and it’s size.
Easy connection. Teaching and movies
Fun, versatile little projector. I've always wanted a projector that could project onto my ceiling so I can watch TV in bed. This does the job perfectly. It's a little expensive but it has been very hassle free for me. The auto-focus and auto-keystone works great. I either stream from Amazon Prime's app on the projector or I screen mirror my phone. There is some interface lag but it didn't bother me that much.
Enamorado. Very good
All in all, I'm happy with it. Pros: * Built-in streaming apps for Disney+, Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, YouTubeTV....all your standard major players. * Durable little unit you can throw in the case and haul around in your backpack * The auto-keystone/color adjustment works better than I'd have guessed. * Runs from my Anker PowerHouse * Hidden tripod mount Cons: * Pricey * Performance is meh, could use a faster processor * The included base could be more functional * NOT short throw For the most part, I'm happy with this projector....When I first unboxed it, I was feeling a little buyer's remorse; we were looking for a larger-screen option for the 40" (maybe 42?) you see in the side-by-side pic. That photo, by the way, was taken mid-afternoon with regular window shades (not blackout curtains) down, against a light gray-green painted wall. So pretty solid display in those conditions. Absolutely watchable, and it gets better as the room gets darker. The first problem that jumped out, was the lack of flexibility with the stand they included. There was no tripod attachment, as one might expect. After a couple of days, I took the included stand off, thinking I'd try to drill through it and add a tripod mount....but it turns out, the stand is connected on both sides with plastic anchors driven into standard tripod-mount holes. I just attached a 1/4" swivel ball tripod mount to the hole opposite the power cable, then put that on a tripod, and it works great. Second, this is not a short throw projector. I knew that going in, but I still hoped I'd be able to get a decent sized image within a couple of feet. That's on me; "hope" is not a documented feature. The portability, built-in apps, and easy setup make up for it, though; I'm not using this projector the way I expected to, but I am still having fun with it....It works against the garage door, or the concrete wall in the back yard, and I can toss it in the bag with my computer if I need to project something for work. I probably won't replace that TV with it, but -- other than the price tag -- I don't regret buying it. I got the case for free with the preorder; the case is solidly built but a dumb design, but that's a separate review (https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/R45KWI7LNMDEH/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B09NWLFGCS).
Awesome projector. Picture is awesome
A nice idea with bad execution and over-priced sales tag. I really wanted to like the Freestyle. I pre-ordered it the moment I came across it and to put it in simple terms without exaggeration, it’s just way too expensive for what it is. The biggest issues it has is that it’s nowhere near bright enough to be used as advertised (I later learned they are misleading customers and the brightness is not spec’d at industry standard, so it’s nowhere near 500 ANSI lumens) and that it’s user interface is so slow that it becomes unusable at times. That alone made this an instant return for me. Aside from that, some issues I would have been willing to overlook at a lower price tag include a buggy auto-keystone feature that only works 30% of the time, a finicky swivel that wouldn’t hold angles other than 90 deg horizontal or vertical very well and a fault USB-C power cable (I thought the projector was dead on arrival until I switched the cable out for another one I had). Now, for the good. The image quality was great when in a completely dark room and the sound is pretty good for coming out of such a small speaker. It’s fairly quiet. The auto-focus works well. The actual projector looks to be built well and feels pretty sturdy. If this projector was $400-500, it would be a killer product that would fly off the shelves. I fear at its current price point, it’s a huge dud once the reviews start pouring in. You just can’t justify it for the price when there are portable projectors at half the price that are as good or better Samsung, I’ll buy this thing once you: - Put a better, fast processor in this thing - Accurately advertise the correct lumen specs - Cut the price closer to half
Way Overpriced, Slow & Laggy Projector. We Preordered the Projector and was super excited to have this arrive. This project feels very much like a test project / pre-production and not a finished product. Pros: - Wonderful Size & Great Concept. - The Application is integrated well into youtube, netflix, plex, and others. No problems setting up. - Image & Sound Quality is not too bad given the size and the form factor. Cons: - The UX is extremely slow. - The Autofocus is not great. I often have to go into settings to manually focus it. - Not too bright. - The Samsung App doesn't pair well with it.
Inadequate brightness. Not bright at all. Has to be in dim light or picture is Poor. Controls are finicky.Had it a week and the auto focus doesn’t work any ore. Very poor product.
Doesn’t match marketed claims. It doesn’t work with the SmartThings app, as Samsung support will confirm. It isn’t very bright (hard to see in a dark room on a bright white wall at 80” wide) and can’t hold an angle, as many other reviews here confirm. The ambiance modes are banal (literally the words “happy birthday” in a faux neon script completely static), the frosted attachment for their modes doesn’t fit on the projector very well, and the speed of the unit is so bad it likely wouldn’t be useful anyways. You can’t opt out of tracking because the page hasn’t been built yet. Automatic Keystone correction is only decent, and that’s when it works, which is maybe 70% of the time. There’s no way to kick it to try again. Focus is off by a fair bit most times requiring adjustment manually, which is a chore since it’s not available in a quick menu. I was disappointed to see they didn’t include a way to mount this to a stand with a ¼-20 nut or similar. Doesn’t appear to be able to use Airplay speakers to play audio. Never did figure out how to make it do the magic seeming color correction the video shows off repeatedly. All in all it’s a disappointing product with an impressive marketing video.
wanted to be great. slick and cool, but not enough substance to be usable. the whole idea of direct connection and battery power made me want a camping/outdoor movie function. but without wifi it is DOA. you can connect audio directly, but terrible instructions and just not good enough. remote connected when it felt like it. returned unit, just too much money for something that barely worked. at home under perfect wifi, it was still not bright enough to be usable. the auto correct/keystone/focus was super cool, but just didn't make it. direct wifi function (you can do ad hoc but no screen share). if you could connect directly, and be 2-3x brighter it would be a contender. great idea, just didn't pencil out.
Ditto the 2 previous reviews. I was a theatre manager 25 years ago. Bought this for retirement hoping to transform TV room into screening room. As we sink lower on the sofa, the picture can inch up the wall ending up on the ceiling with the right DIY add on. It will give me some tinkering satisfaction but am overall disappointed with the simple things described before me.
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