Reviews and Problems with Logitech Cordless 2.4 GHz Presenter
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Great for classroom lectures, and I keep finding other uses
11 October 2007
Summary: This presentation remote works wonderfully for me in classroom lectures. My major frustration is that the key bindings are entirely specific to PowerPoint (PageUp, PageDn, period, f5, escape). Although this initially made the product less than optimally useful for me--I present PDF files using acrobat--I wrote up a script using the wonderful AutoHotKey for Windows that turns translates the remote's key presses into ones that work for me.
Summary: The Logitech cordless presenter is about the fifth presenter that I've used or owned over the years. Logitech has done a great job all round with this one. It's small enough to be almost invisible, and not an issue if you need to hold it for a few hours. They've provided a very useful set of controls so one button press allows you to: black the screen (typing B in PowerPoint) or set it back on; move forwards and backwards through your presentation; and start or stop the...
Summary: The device was in the bulkiest packaging imaginable. Once opened, the physical volume of the device was quite small. The directions were economic in words but the multi-language translations caused the data sheet to be way too large for the simplicity of the operation. Batteries were stuffed into bottom of the case, causing me to use off-the-shelf batteries before finding them. All minor annoyances. The device functioned immediately and requires little practice.
Bob G. - author, investor, entrepreneur "Bob G.", Amazon
12 March 2007
Summary: I give powerpoint presentations for a living and have tried just about every "clicker" out there. This is by far the best. The features are excellent, the radio signal works without line-of-sight, and it fits in your hand so the audience barely knows you've got it. I have bought several of these for my staff, and I take it wherever I go so that I don't have to rely on anyone else's sub-par version. Using this tool gives me the confidence that I can control the room.
Summary: I've been using the Logitech Cordless Presenter for over a year now with my Mac G4 laptop and OS 10.4.10. It DOES work just fine with Keynote. You can even easily program the F5 button within the Mac's System Preferences, so in Keynote hitting F5 on your remote will launch your slide program....how-to tip is written up here: [...
Summary: Great product. Plug & Play on both Mac OS X and Linux! Worked with any app I used, too (adobe's, apple's, kpdf,...). If the time counted down in seconds instead of minutes it would be a perfect thing. Still, I really like the vibrating feature (it warns you when you start running out of time).
Summary: I don't like reading positive reviews from people who have only recently purchased a product because they haven't had it long enough to know how it's going to last. I am a professional speaker who travels around the nation and the world presenting seminars using PowerPoint. I have had two different controllers in the past, and I did a lot of research to obtain this new one. I bought this one about 6 months ago, and it has operated flawlessly!
Great Presenter Choice and Keyspan/Logitech Comparison
12 November 2006
Summary: I purchased the Logitech 2.4GHz Cordless Presenter in September 2006 after buying and returning the Keyspan PR-US2 Presentation Remote. WHY I CHOSE THE LOGITECH PRESENTER OVER THE KEYSPAN PRESENTER 1. The combination of buttons that needed to be pressed in order to engage the laser pointer became cumbersome on the Keyspan. In addition, it times out after a few moments.
Summary: I've owned 3 other remote clickers, and this one is the best by far. For starters, it uses AAA batteries which are easy to procure and replace, whereas other models use those little quarter-size batteries that require a special trip to Radio Shack to buy. Plus, AAA's hold more juice to begin with, AND this clicker has an on/off switch, whereas others turn off on their own after time without use, meaning after they drain the battery!