What Van Scam Projector – Ikon IK900 Unboxing and Review

What do you actually get when you buy a projector out a random van in the parking lot of a Canadian Tire? Well, watch the video to find out!

What is the white van scam? Well, people in the back of a van drive up and say “we have a high quality product that we have got to get rid of. The list price is $$$$$! You can have it for only $$!” People get tricked into buying cheap no name products that (usually) work but don’t work all that well. Usually for the price you paid you can get a better quality product at a retail store.

This kind of projector is pretty garbage. I found it amusing how the deeper we got into the box, the lower the resolution the projector advertised. Some of the features were surprising though. It has Android built in with 1GB of storage, 386MB of Ram and an 854×480 resolution. The brightness is advertised as 7200 lumens but I believe it is closer to 1,000.

Want a projector? I use an Epson HC2040, but they have a decent cheap 720p one that I have seen for as low as $299 on sale (refurb):

Epson 720p: http://dreki.tech/740hd-amz
Epson 1080p: http://dreki.tech/hc2040-amz

Canada: http://dreki.tech/hc2040-ca


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AmazPlay WH80B-M Pico Projector Review


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