I have to confess that I have always wanted to throw backyard movie nights during the summer. Bring out the popcorn machine, have frosty beverages and enjoy a chill night with friends. Doesn’t that sound like the perfect way to spend a warm summer evening!
Well, this year it is going to happen! Thanks to Best Buy we will be hosting summer movie nights! I am so dang excited! I might have done a full on happy dance when the ZTE SPRO 2 was delivered. John kept shaking his head because I was giggling and dancing and trying to express my excitement all at the same time. I am just happy he didn’t video tape me. That would have been a show we would not be sharing during movie nights! 🙂
First off I have to tell you how crazy easy the ZTE SPRO 2 was to set up. The set up was similar to setting up a new Android smartphone. Turn it on, enter your Google password, update some apps, and you are ready to go. Seriously it is that easy!
The ZTE SPRO 2 has a 5-inch Android touchscreen. If you have used an Android phone this system will be second nature to you.
Once you have your info entered and everything set up you are ready to stream your favorite shows or movies. The ZTE SPRO 2 can connect through USB or HDMI connections, micro SD cards, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or Google Play apps, to access and project virtually any content, anywhere. Plus for more summer fun you can play Mobile games! These games take on a new meaning thanks to an HDMI input that works with popular gaming consoles. So much fun and a great family activity!
The first thing I did was connect to YouTube just to see how easy it was to stream videos. I was able to project the videos onto my office wall without a problem. I have to admit that it is a bit odd to watch yourself in a video on your office wall. I don’t think I needed to see myself quite that big on my wall so I quickly switched to watching some of my favorite videos on YouTube.
One thing I really like about the ZTE SPRO 2 is you don’t have to worry about cords or plugging it in. Once it is fully charged you can maneuver it around the house or outside wherever you want to play videos. As long as you can connect to your wifi you are good to go.
A few years ago I bought John a theater style popcorn maker for his birthday. Little did I know that I was setting us up for some killer movie nights in the future! Now to decide which movies to play first. I am thinking we should do Friday night 80s movie nights all summer. A full on summer series of the best 80’s movies that we grew up on. Maybe throw in some themed cocktails and snacks to go with them.
Let me know if you have any suggestions on the movies we have to watch outside this summer!
So I had big plans for us to watch a movie outside on the deck so I could take some fun pics and video to show you how cool the ZTE SPRO 2 is. But a funny thing happened…It is super late by the time it gets dark enough to play a movie right now and it is still kind of cold. So instead of waiting up for it to get dark out and possibly missing out on watching a movie we improvised. We played a movie on our bedroom ceiling and curled up to watch it.
It was amazing! We watched the new Star Wars movie curled up comfy in bed. Talk about the perfect chill night! John didn’t have to put pressure on his knee that is still recovering from ACL surgery, the cat was happy we were home and I didn’t have to stress about really anything. Hair in a ponytail, comfy sweats on, popcorn popped and we were ready for a night in watching a movie.
I see lots of movie nights in our future!!!
Here are some of the ZTE SPRO 2 Key Product Features:
– 200 lumens brightness with auto focus and auto keystone correction
– Projects up to 120 inches with 720p HD resolution
– 6300 mAh internal battery powers 2.5 hours of projection time or up to 16 hours of connectivity
– Connections for HDMI/USB ports, 64GB Micro SD car, Bluetooth and includes 16GB of internal storage
– Android 4.4.4 OS with access to the Google Play Store
– A compact frame with premium casings measure 5.3” x 5.2” x 1.2” and weighs 19.4 oz.
Make sure and check out the Best Buy website for more info on the ZTE SPRO 2!
The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free