It was a wonderful success that emerged during EISA 2022, the prestigious award of the Expert Imaging and Sound Association. With this win (the 2nd after the previous edition), XGIMI makes itself even bigger internationally for projector quality.
Eye-Catching Curved-Top Design
The jury, made up of members from 30 countries around the world, especially appreciated the design. AURA’s elegance goes beyond the screen, helping it fit into every home decor. Designed with XGIMI’s award-winning sleek build with a 2° blended top, this lush centerpiece adds luxury to your space and transforms any room into a high-end theater.
The 4K Experience You Deserve
But it was the image quality that tipped the scales. Equipped with advanced Ultra Short Throw (UST) technology, AURA delivers breathtaking displays of various sizes without compromising space. AURA 11.7” from any wall with bright 2400 ANSI lumens delivering a 120” of razor-sharp imagery for anything you watch. 4K UHD with 8.3M individual pixels onscreen, ALPD technology, and HDR10 are fused wonderfully to provide staggeringly crisp images and vivid, lifelike colors that seem to jump off the screen. With AURA, users watch every movie the way the director envisioned.
AURA’s advanced laser illumination and astonishingly rich color depth power its outstanding performance. Unlike with traditional TVs, you get a brilliant color display and diffused lighting without reduced picture quality.
Bright 2400 ANSI lumens, AURA perfectly illuminates movies, TV shows, and video games with stellar detail. Even during the day or with the lights on, content stays crisp and clear.
Detailed, Punchy Sound
Of course, the sound, which was developed together with Harman Kardon, also impressed. Two tweeters and two woofers at 15W each deliver crisp highs, dynamic midranges, and ample bass. A rich, room-filling audio experience that provides deep individual sounds, allowing to hear and feel more.
Smart, Smarter, AURA
The icing on the cake for the jurors were the smart functions that make AURA “live up to its home entertainment promise”. Simplified access to the content by integrating Android TV™, Google Assistant, and Chromecast built-in. 5000+ apps like Disney +, HBO Max, and YouTube through wireless casting, simple voice control, or the easy-to-use Android TV™ interface.
The 8-point keystone correction allows you to adjust the picture size and quality to your liking.
According to EISA, AURA absolutely deserved to win the award: “With an eye-catching curved-top design and wallet-friendly price, XGIMI’s AURA has serious kerb appeal even before you see it action. Yet it’s this ultra-short-throw (UST) projector’s picture performance that seals the deal, marked by a brightness output – from a laser light source – that makes it an excellent model for daytime viewing, and an enthralling experience with HDR content. Black depth and 4K image sharpness also impress, as does the detailed, punchy sound from the AURA’s in-built Harman Kardon speaker system. Smart features, provided by the Android OS, include video-on-demand apps and screen mirroring, ensuring this high-performance UST projector lives up to its home entertainment promise.”
Tex Yang, VP Global Business of XGIMI, is very pleased about the award: "For us it is an great honor to be awarded this extremely prestigious prize for the second time in a row. It's not easy to become the best in your class and we are delighted to receive confirmation that we are going in the right direction."
Already last year the HORIZON Pro has been awarded a Best Buy Projector. The EISA awards panel, in their award citation said back then, “XGIMI’s innovative HORIZON Pro – a compact, easily portable 4K HDR model with Android TV smart talents – offers a plug-and-play user experience and the ability to be installed almost anywhere. Automated focus and keystone correction are joined by intelligent ‘obstacle avoidance’ to adjust its image to fit any wall surface, plus automatic alignment for use with a dedicated screen. Pictures, delivered by a 2200 Lumens LED light source, are sharp, bright and intensely coloured. Generous connectivity includes Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for streaming sources, HDMI for Blu-ray playback and a digital audio output for hook-up to an external sound system – although the performance of the HORIZON Pro’s own Harman/Kardon speakers is worthy of praise.”
The Expert Imaging and Sound Association is the community of 59 technology magazines, websites and social media commentators from 30 countries, specialising in hi-fi, home theatre, photo and video, in-car and mobile electronics. Every year the EISA jury of experts rewards the best products in each class with a coveted EISA Award.