Win the gadget you never knew you needed: a mini laser-powered projector

Epson EF-12
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Fancy streaming TV and movies or playing your favourite video games on a 150-inch display? Epson's incredible EF-12 mini laser Smart projector can supersize your shows, maximise your movies and immerse you in your favourite video games. It gives you a big screen experience wherever you want – and we've got one to give away.

We're spending more time in our homes now than ever before and that's encouraging many of us to upgrade or add to our home entertainment experience. 

Whether it's massively magnified multiplayer gaming, big-screen blockbusters or just making Zoom fill the room, the Epson EF-12 is one of the easiest ways to make all your entertainment epic.

And it's a truly viable TV alternative; the EF-12 gives you many more display inches for your money versus a traditional television, making the projector an extremely cost-effective option for those looking for a big screen experience.

Vivid colours and incredible contrast on any surface

The EF-12 isn't like other AV projectors. For one thing, it's small and sleek and can be moved anywhere in the house. 

Epson's 3LCD technology means it's up to three times brighter than 1-chip DLP projectors, and with a contrast ratio of 2,500,000:1 it produces clearly defined shadows, deep blacks and vivid colours. 

You can point it at the wall or ceiling and get a pin-sharp picture, and its integrated stereo speakers from audio experts Yamaha means it sounds as good as it looks.

Epson's EF-12 delivers a huge and hugely involving home entertainment experience, with its compact dimensions allowing you to take this experience to any room or even outside – and that integrated speaker means it doubles as a smart speaker too. Not only that, but its built in smart home tech means it's the perfect partner for your existing smart home kit.

The perfect projector for your smart home

We'd buy the EF-12 for its 150-inch pictures alone, but it's also packed with smart home tech that makes it even more attractive.

It has Android TV built-in with access to the massive library of movies, shows and games from Google Play, YouTube and other key apps, and it has Google Assistant so you can control your entertainment and your other smart home devices while you sit back and enjoy the show.

And with Google's Chromecast built in, you can cast your favourite entertainment apps from your Android or iOS device, your Chromebook, your Windows PC or your Mac and enjoy them on a truly awesome scale.

With Epson, everything is easy

It's really easy to connect the EF-12 to your existing home entertainment setup. It has HDMI ARC and HDMI with HDCP 2.3, USB Type A/B and support for every flavour of Wi-Fi from 802.11a to 802.11ac. There's also a stereo mini jack for audio out.

The ease of use doesn't stop when you get your EF-12 connected. Its automatic keystone correction adjusts the picture horizontally and vertically to get perfect proportions on any surface, and you can quickly switch between five different picture modes – dynamic, natural, cinema, bright cinema and vivid – to get the best possible visuals for your chosen entertainment.

If you've considered getting a projector in the past but didn't like the sound of having to replace bulbs, Epson has good news for you in that department too: the laser light source in the EF-12 is much more energy efficient than other lighting technologies and will give you up to ten years of incredible home entertainment.

Your chance to win an epic Epson entertainment bundle

Epson is going to give one lucky TechRadar reader an epic entertainment bundle: an EF-12 mini laser Smart projector and a year's subscription* to Disney+ so you can watch never-before-seen movies, series and shorts from the world’s greatest storytellers.

All you need to do is answer one simple question and this brilliant bundle can be yours.

If you're not the lucky winner don't worry: the epic EP-12 costs less than you might think, and you'll find some great deals on the EP-12 at retailers such as Amazon, Richer Sounds, John Lewis, Currys PC World, and QVC. If you'd like to find out more about the Epson EP-12 mini laser smart projector and its tech specs, you'll find them on the Epson UK website here.

*The Disney + subscription is only valid for one year after which point the winner will be subject to charges. May be redeemed by new subscribers only. Cannot be added to an existing subscription. NOTE: Subscription Cards are only redeemable in the country in which they are purchased. Terms apply.