HDE Wireless USB Presentation Remote Clicker
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- Red Laser Pointer
- Includes long-lasting CR2032 battery
- Mode A: use like a mouse with 4 directional buttons
- Mode B: Use as presentation remote with page up/down, blank screen, and
- Fn (Function) button switches between Mode A & B
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Presentations, lectures, and speeches will go more smoothly with this multifunctional remote. Use the remote to switch easily between slides and highlight important items/points with the red laser. Simple installation: just plug in the USB receiver to your computer!
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Range is excellent (like my old one), so if folks are having range problems, they may have a bad one or battery issues as well. (I always carry a spare battery when speaking)
This is a GREAT deal as my old one cost close to 50 USD ! As always with all my Amazon purchases it can VERY FAST !
The truly useful features are of course in the presentation capabilities. In Mode A (the one you'll probably stay in when you're just doing a standard Powerpoint Presentation), you have the ability to start the slideshow from the standard view upon opening a ppt(x) file, to change slides (one at a time, though with practice you can accurately manage 2 or 3 slides without the audience knowing), black-screen the presentation for pauses and escape from the presentation at the end of the slide show. In the interesting Mode B (achieved by a single strong click of the Fn button), you can use the directional pad to move your mouse at two speeds in 4 directions (8 with practice) and then left-click with what was the Esc button in Mode A. Mode A is preferable for standard slide shows, while Mode B is useful for button-enhanced presentations and for non-PowerPoint uses of the clicker.
In terms of look and feel, it is surprisingly smooth and stylish, looking similar to many mp3 players and comparable in size (for the handheld device) to a first generation iPod Nano. The usb part is made with the same sleek finish, but it is about twice as wide as your average USB drive, so beware that it may block nearby ports depending on your USB orientation and position.
Installation was literally plug and play. I have not tried it on a Mac, but on Windows Vista and 7 everything is ready to go within a minute of plugging the usb piece into your computer. One review I read said that someone returned it the second they found it was not Windows 7 compatible, so I now figure that they must have just read the instruction booklet (which does not specifically mention compatibility after Vista) without simply trying it, because there were no issues for me.
Overall, great features, worth at least $30 plus shipping, so Amazon did a great job pricing it to move.
This time around I will purchase a more reliable presenter from reliable company (logitech, etc). I would not recommend this product.
But now the battery cover just fell off and I saw that the teeth that hold it in place were broken. I've never dropped the transmitter and I haven't needed to change the battery so the cover never was off and on.
The other problem is that the USB dongle is pretty large and heavy, so it loses its connection and has to be reseated. I would give the remote a 4 but the battery cover is now held in place with tape which does not enhance my professional credibility.