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My iPhone screen is bigger than your HDTV, but it still fits in my pocket

Published Apr 25th, 2016 12:37PM EDT
iPhone Projector Review

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One of the reasons I like the Galaxy S7 edge so much is the fact that it stuffs a large 5.5-inch display into a smartphone that is surprisingly compact and comfortable to use with one hand. Samsung’s S7 edge design is fantastic, featuring curved glass edges on the front and back of the phone. Couple that with practically non-existent bezels on the sides of the handset’s Super AMOLED display, and you’ve got a wonderfully compact phone that still has a big, beautiful display.

And here I am stuck with the tiny little 4.7-inch screen on the iPhone 6s.

I would love to switch to the Galaxy S7 edge. Sadly, I cannot. It would also be awesome if I could switch to Apple’s larger iPhone 6s Plus. Unfortunately, that’s also a no-go. There’s simply no perfect solution for me right now, but an awesome accessory I recently found makes my iPhone 6s screen the size of an HDTV, and I’m shocked at how much I’ve been enjoying it.

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I now join the tens of thousands of BGR readers who can happily say that I found an awesome product thanks to the BGR Deals team. Actually, that’s not true at all… I joined those ranks months ago, and all the cool stuff our Deals team posts has been costing me a fortune. But that’s neither here nor there.

Some time ago, a company called RIF6 reached out to me and asked me if I wanted to check out a product called the Cube. It looked nifty but my schedule was packed at the time, so I passed it along to our Deals team. Then I read their coverage of the Cube, and I was instantly jealous. What a cool little device it appeared to be, and I was told that it worked even better than I might expect.

So naturally, I eventually crept into the BGR office one evening and stole the Cube back.

I’ve been playing with RIF6’s tiny little mobile projector for a while now, and I’m pretty surprised at how much I like it. The Cube mirrors the display of any connected smartphone in HD resolution up to 1080p, and it projects an image that’s very clear in a dark room and still reasonably clear even in moderately low light.

A single cable connects any smartphone to the Cube via HDMI, though if you’re using an iPhone you also need a Lightning to HDMI adapter. You can find an adapter on Amazon, or you can purchase a version of the Cube projector that ships with an adapter. Once connected, the Cube will automatically recognize the phone and project its display onto any surface.

The Cube obviously doesn’t solve the issue of my tiny screen during normal usage, but I actually like better than Apple’s AirPlay streaming solution. The Cube works anywhere, any time, and it’s pretty great for watching streaming movies and TV shows, or for showing off photos and videos to friends and family, as I’ve done several times now. It’s just 2 inches tall by 2 inches wide and deep and it charges with a standard microUSB cable, so it’s also obviously very portable.

RIF6’s Cube might not be as crucial as some other iPhone accessories out there, but it’s a pretty great option for people looking for a good portable solution for their screen envy.

Zach Epstein
Zach Epstein Executive Editor

Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content. Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment.

His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.

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