20% off the Xgimi Halo with a free streaming stick

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The Xgimi Halo projector can run for up to two hours on battery power, and it has built-in speakers and streaming apps.  So why the free dongle?  Keep reading to find out.  (Photo: Xgimi)

The Xgimi Halo projector can run for up to two hours on battery power, and it has built-in speakers and streaming apps. So why the free dongle? Keep reading to find out. (Photo: Xgimi)

Want to recreate the drive-in theater in your backyard? It’s surprisingly easy and, for a limited time, more affordable than ever. All you need is a projector, capable of producing a crisp, clear image and robust sound. And if it arrives ready to stream from your favorite services, great.

Here’s the deal: right now you can get the Xgimi Halo 1080p portable projector for $636.65, the lowest price in over a year (and very close to the lowest on record). It normally costs $799. Also, if you add the Xgimi streaming key to your shopping cart, you can get this item for free by applying the promotional code XGIMIYahoo at the register. (In reality, you’ll save a total of $100, but the discount will be split across both devices.)

$637 $799 at Amazon

The Halo is a native 1080p projector. While it can’t quite compete with a 4K model (which would cost you a lot more), it can deliver crisp, colorful video that’s great for family movie nights, let alone console gaming. All you need is an empty wall or a screen.

Particularly impressive, the Halo produces 800 ANSI lumens of brightness. That’s 3-4 times what you get with cheaper projectors, and it makes a huge difference: you don’t need a completely dark environment to enjoy a bright enough image.

The Halo also has autofocus and keystone correction, which means you should be able to point the projector at your wall or screen and start viewing almost immediately, without a lot of manual adjustments. However, only vertical keystone distortion is corrected automatically; you may need to adjust the horizontal settings yourself, although this only requires a few clicks of the remote in the settings menu.

So is it really a movie theater in a box? In many ways, yes: it has a Harmon Kardon speaker system that gets pretty loud and sounds pretty good, and it comes with Android TV built-in. The latter allows access to almost all popular streaming apps, so all you have to do is log in to your various accounts.

Now for the bad news: Xgimi’s version of Android TV does not support Netflix. (Don’t ask; long story.) You can get Hulu, HBO, Disney and more, but not Netflix. But that’s where the free Xgimi Streaming dongle comes in: it brings Netflix to the party, so if you want to watch Stranger Things or Ozark, just plug this little guy in. You can also plug in a Fire TV Stick or Roku device if you prefer; there is an HDMI port for something like that or a game console.

Another minor complaint: the battery should last you a single 2 hour movie, but not much more than that. To charge it, you will need an AC outlet; you can’t just plug in a USB power bank or similar.

I haven’t had a chance to test the Halo yet, but it has a solid 4.4-star average rating from over 500 Amazon customers. Moreover, I did review the Xgimi Elfin projector and I found it excellent overall.

You only have a few days to take advantage of this discounted price and free streaming dongle option. Collect it while you can!

$637 $799 at Amazon

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