If you haven’t checked out Part 1 of the Moto Mods series, do check it out here. But in this installment of the Moto Mods series, we’ll cover the Insta-Share Projector and the JBL Soundboost modules that turn your Moto devices into a media powerhouse and give you our take on which modules are worth getting and which ones aren’t.
Insta-Share Projector (S$399)
Without a doubt, this module was my favourite one out of the 4 modules available. As a serial Netflix and Chill man, binge-watching on dramas and movies is my thing, so this projector module absolutely upped my drama-watching game.
Once you snap on the projector module, it turns allows you to transform any flat wall you shine the projector onto, into 70-inch screen, which is incredibly. It even detects the angle at which the light is projected on the wall to adjust it for your optimal view.
It has about 1 hour of battery life, before it begins to tap onto your phone’s battery, which seemed to work fairly well for me. A solution would be to just plug the charger into your device as you go on movie marathons if you often find yourself running out of juice.
The clarity and colour reproduction of the Insta-Share Projector was pretty good, similar to larger projectors in the market, so I was quite impressed by the visual quality of this tiny device. Do bear in mind however, that you might need a darker environment to watch your videos as you won’t really be able to see the screen in a bright environment.
JBL Soundboost (S$139)
The Soundboost attachment by JBL is a portable speaker you attach to the rear of your Moto Z/Z Play. It has a kickstand for you to prop your phone up, kudos to that.
The first thing you will notice about the JBL Soundboost would be that it increases the maximum volume of the audio you seek to reproduce. Sound quality definitely goes up a notch at the same time. However, given its relatively small size, don’t expect a huge increase in bass performance. The improvements come mainly from the higher frequencies, but even then, they don’t reproduce audio that well compared to larger portable speakers like the JBL Charge 3 for sure.
In my humble opinion, the JBL Soundboost is gives you a small upgrade to your audio quality, and sorry Lenovo, but I wouldn’t really recommend it for its price tag.
Out of all 4 modules, the PowerGrid is the most useful one, and the Insta-Share Projector is perhaps the most innovative module. The Hasselblad camera only appeals to a subset of consumers and so does the JBL Soundboost attachment. I would be willing to part with a couple of hundred of dollars for the former two, but for the latter two, thanks, but no thanks.
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