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Targus Laser Presentation Remote (AMP13US)

by Targus
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  • Simplistic layout enables users to open and operate a presentation with ease.
  • Patent pending technology locks non-essential buttons to eliminate accidental button presses
  • Ergonomic design feels comfortable in your hand while presenting
  • Wireless technology operates up to 50 feet. away for added flexibility; USB receiver stores in presenter
  • Laser pointer makes it easy to highlight presentation content while the back-lit buttons make it easy to present in rooms with low-lighting.
  • Simplistic layout enables users to open and operate a presentation with ease.
  • Patent pending technology locks non-essential buttons to eliminate accidental button presses
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Technical Details

  • Mac Compatible

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 6 x 2.5 inches ; 4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B002NU5OAQ
  • Item model number: AMP13US
  • Batteries 2 AAA batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (318 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank:
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 14, 2009

Product Description

The Targus Laser Presentation Remote features a simplistic button layout, making it easy to give presentations. The patent-pending KeyLock Technology locks non-essential buttons when not needed to help eliminate accidental button presses. The integrated laser pointer allows the presenter to highlight important content while the backlit buttons provide visibility in environments with low lighting. The latest RF 2.4GHz cordless technology works from up to 50ft away, providing flexibility while presenting in large conference rooms or classrooms. The mini USB receiver stores inside of the presenter so it's always ready to use, while the back-up battery compartment stores an emergency battery so users are always equipped to present. The device is immediately ready to use and comes stocked with high-quality AAA Energizer MAX batteries. Both stylish and functional, the Targus Presentation Remote is easy to operate for seamless presentations at work or school. Compatibility Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows 7, Mac OS X 10.4 or later Please be advised that new Targus product should arrive in sealed retail packaging as shown in the image gallery.

Customer Reviews

Worked great the first 3 times used and then quit.
Jena Linkin
Thanks for a great product, I'd recommend it for anyone that does presentations regularly.
B. Wood
The battery cover is impossible to put back on after taking it off.
J. James Vipatapat

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

91 of 92 people found the following review helpful By chardad318 on March 23, 2010
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There is much to really like about the presenter. The distance from which it works, feels good in hand, extra battery holder...but one major negative is on a mac I can't start a ppt. show using the start show button. The button will end the show but not start it. So if you do a practice run through your slides and get to the end of the show, you need to walk back to the computer to start the show. No big deal if computer is close by but a hassle if it is on the other side of the auditorium. I have tried it on OS X 10.6 and an old powerbook running 10.4. Same result. The button works fine on windows PCs. Other than this it works great. If anyone knows a fix to this problem...please post a comment.

****Update**** User error on my part.
If you open the back cover just above the battery there is a little sliding switch. It is very small so can be overlooked.

It let's you choose from 3 options:
1) PC
2) Mac KN - this is Keynote
3) Mac PPT

once I switched it to mac, it works flawlessly. I updated my review to 5.
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41 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Mark on March 3, 2010
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I work in a large university and often teach in a large classroom with 150+ students. I like to walk around as I speak to engage the students, and I'm often 50+ feet away from my netbook. This remote works very well with a quick response time. The small size is easy to hold and it fits into my netbook case. The receiver stores inside the battery compartment and is very small, extending about an inch from the USB port. It also has a lighted dial which is useful in a dark room, though I haven't had a need for it, but it does look nice. I would highly recommend this unit.
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33 of 41 people found the following review helpful By SlidesRus on October 11, 2010
This product does not provide cursor control while in presentation mode. So you cannot move the cursor someplace on the slide during a presentation. While there may not be too much use for that - if you are used to this capability from the older TARGUS AMP01 product you may be disappointed at the loss of this functionality. Of course, in presentation mode you can use the laser to highlight.

There is a slide switch to go between mouse mode and presentation mode - but it is difficult to operate with one hand. Again, the mode button on the older AMP01 is much easier to use. So with this product switching to mouse mode to bring up the Powerpoint menu is cumbersome at best. I use a SMART Notebook overlay software which also benefits from mouse control during the presentation. So if you need to switch back and forth between presentation mode and cursor/mouse control often this may not be for you.

The laser is good. The storage of the receiver and a spare battery in the bottom is useful but I am not sure that it will last very long as the bottom has to be opened twice for each presentation.

The button used for moving the cursor and lighting the laser feels cheap compared to the solid trackball of the AMP01 and the solid, separate button for the laser on the AMP01.

It is small and that might be a positive for some - but I find myself thinking about it slipping out of my larger hand. Again - the AMP01 has a optional strap that you can put around your wrist to avoid that issue.

I suggest that if you are considering this product that you also look at the TARGUS AMP02. The AMP01 is apparently no longer made - although you can find something very similar looking here at Amazon by searching for trackball presenter. The AMP02 appears to be a somewhat cheaper version of the AMP01 (alas with no trackball) and some may find that a better choice than this.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By TGL on May 22, 2012
I've owned two of these because I like the basic design, but both have worn out too soon. After approximately 5000 clicks on the forward button, it stops working. For a device that will obviously be used in the forward mode 90% of the time, this seems like a low wear-out point. Everything else about the device is well designed, from the spare battery compartment to the grippy material on the back. It seems the product designer got it right, but the engineer cut corners on durability.
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The presentation remote unlike other computer components like keyboards and mice doesn't need a lot of buttons although it can be a reason of embarrassment if some problem occurs while you are doing your presentation in front of lot of people.

I decided buying Targus wireless presentation remote because it's by far the simplest presentation device that can be found and by that from the start rule out the possibility that due to the pressure on the wrong option or some other banality you experience the discomfort that I mentioned earlier.

It is a nicely designed device, with safe grip that help in its holding. The device clicker lets you to move forward/backward with the clicking buttons and the power button is conveniently located on the side of the presenter so it can't be accidentally pressed during presentation. Additionally, the remote includes a locking system that locks the undesired buttons pressing during the presentation. It lets you to remotely control your presentation from a solid distance of 15m (50 feet) which is great because it is suitable for bigger presentation rooms or conference halls.

This presenter device includes a backup battery which prevents termination of its operation at the very moment when we need it the most. The USB receiver is stored inside the batteries compartment so you always have it under the control, preventing its loss. As with most of the presentation devices, the laser feature is available for highlighting the important parts of presentation as well as the backlit option in the buttons prevents pressing the wrong buttons in case of insufficient light in presentation room.

I tried it both on PC and Mac computer and it worked flawlessly.

In conclusion can be said that this pointer device has all the features that are needed to the majority of users and delivers them in a quality manner.
For this reason it can be recommended.
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