The Kodak Luma 350 Portable Smart Projector is the best of the company’s Luma line of palmtop projectors. It is brighter than the Kodak Luma 150, but what really sets it apart from the Luma 150 and the Luma 75 is that it comes with the Android 6 operating system, which lets you install and run Android apps. It projects a fairly large, usable image for how bright it is. It works well for watching movies and photos.
The Luma 350 is an LED-based projector that uses DLP technology from Texas Instruments. It is said to have a brightness of 200 ANSI lumens and a contrast ratio of 3,500:1. It has a 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio and a resolution of 854 by 480 pixels, also known as FWVGA or 480p. This is a common resolution for mini projectors.
- Android 6 OS lets you download, run apps (including control app)
- Lightweight and portable
- Includes remote control, built-in battery
- Projects a decent-size image for its brightness
- Above-par photo quality
As is typical for LED-based projectors, the light source is rated to last 30,000 hours, which is much longer than the projector itself. The Luma 350 looks simple but good. It is white with gold accents. It is 1.1 inches tall, 4.4 inches wide, and 4.4 inches deep. It stands on four tiny feet that add maybe an eighth of an inch to its height. It just fits in my outstretched palm. It is easy to carry around because it only weighs 12 ounces.
From above, the Luma 350 looks like any other palmtop projector. It is square with rounded corners. The Kodak and DLP logos are on the top of the projector, and there is a small silver circle in the back. When you press the power button, which is on the right side when you look at it from the back, the circle lights up to show that it is the central virtual button of a four-way controller that can be controlled by touching it.