Philips’ new projector looks like one I’d actually want in my living room

Ultra short throw (UST) projectors are the way to go if you want a big image without taking up much room space, and you prefer not to buy a huge OLED or LCD TV. Philips has ventured into the UST arena before with its Screeneo U3 model, but the company’s new Screeneo U4 appears to strike a much better balance between budget and big picture concerns.

Available exclusively for pre-order on  Indiegogo at the affordable introductory price of €599 / $620, the Screeneo U4, which ships in August, is priced competitively with some of the best portable projectors we’ve reviewed recently such as Samsung’s The Freestyle and the Xgimi Halo. Similar to those, it’s a DLP model with a very living room-friendly design, sporting a dark matte aluminum and ABS case with curved edges. This sets it apart from other UST projectors, most of which tend to be overly large and appliance-like.