Best Presentation Remotes 2017

Last update February 21, 2017
What's a key to success in marketing, selling, and studying? Knowledge? Sure! But that might be insufficient without a well-prepared

professional presentation. Draw the attention of any audience to what you are saying with the help of a high-tech presentation remote control from our new review!

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BEST 2017
PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Weight
Range
OS Compatibility
Convenience
Pointer Color
Power Supply
 
PROS
You can insert a memory card into a receiver and use it for storing your files and presentations. Thus, you will never forget them. The cursor control joystick is very convenient for using the remote in a mouse mode.
CONS
Black screen mode doesn't work with PowerPoint files on Windows 10 and Acrobat Reader 11.0.07 on Mac OS X.
OUR VERDICT
That's a fantastic ergonomic Kensington presentation remote with a soft-touch coating that makes any presentation simple and extremely efficient.
detailed parameters
Weight
0.55 lbs
Range
150 ft
OS Compatibility
Mac OS X, Windows
Convenience
Backlit controls, Receiver storage
Pointer Color
Green
Power Supply
2 AAA batteries
PROS
The built-in battery can be charged pretty quickly during coffee breaks. This presentation remote is compatible with most popular software such as MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Slides, etc.
CONS
Buttons have no marking that specifies additional functions.
OUR VERDICT
This USB presentation remote is an affordable device that will help you successfully make presentation at school, college, and work. Long pointer with large buttons and a soft-touch coating.
detailed parameters
Weight
0.66 lbs
Range
98 ft
OS Compatibility
Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Android
Convenience
Status light indicator, Receiver storage
Pointer Color
Green
Power Supply
Rechargeable battery
PROS
A USB receiver has a light indicator that tells you if the presentation remote is ready to use. Wireless presenter with mouse mode allows you to scroll up and down pages easily.
CONS
Some users would like this USB presentation remote to have a built-in receiver storage space.
OUR VERDICT
This low-priced presentation remote laser is a handy device for school and college teachers who wish to convey information to all their students in the most comfortable way.
detailed parameters
Weight
0.75 lbs
Range
100 ft
OS Compatibility
Windows, Mac OS X
Convenience
Pointer ON indicator, Battery power indicator, Storage case
Pointer Color
Red
Power Supply
2 AAA batteries
PROS
6 remotes can control the USB receiver simultaneously. You can keep this wireless presentation remote clipped to the pocket of your shirt. Has Auto Standby and Deep Sleep functions that save battery.
CONS
You need to push the pointer key twice to turn the laser off.
OUR VERDICT
Doosl wireless presentation remote is a small, affordable and multifunctional gadget. Also, it has stylish metal design with a silicone keypad.
detailed parameters
Weight
0.55 lbs
Range
328 ft
OS Compatibility
Windows, Mac OS X, Linux
Convenience
Status light indicator, Receiver storage, Clip
Pointer Color
Red
Power Supply
1 AAA battery
PROS
You can always check the battery charge level thanks to the indicator. This wireless presentation remote is extremely compact - smaller than a pen. Ergonomic pointer coated with soft-touch plastic.
CONS
Unfortunately, this USB presentation remote is compatible with Windows OS only.
OUR VERDICT
Excellent remote for delivering professional presentations in small and mid-sized premises. Always at hand, always helpful!
detailed parameters
Weight
0.13 lbs
Range
50 ft
OS Compatibility
Windows Vista/7/8/10
Convenience
Battery power indicator, Receiver storage
Pointer Color
Red
Power Supply
2 AAA batteries

What Is It

Presentation remotes are truly helpful gadgets for people who need to make presentations or reports quite often. This compact digital device allows you to switch the slides when you wish and, therefore, to control the time for each slide. Most wireless presentation remotes have a built-in laser pointer that helps you draw the attention of the audience to a certain important aspect. If you want to make a really successful presentation, no matter if it's at school, college, or at work, a USB presentation remote is a must-have device.

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What To Look For

Design and Convenience

The first thing you should pay attention to when making a choice of a wireless presentation remote is the design. Consider the shape and the size of the pointer as well as the material it's made of. You should use the device that you will be able to hold comfortably. If the material is slippery, you might even drop the device. Also, if the remote is too big for your palm, using it won't be convenient. Also, the best gadgets have a special storage place for a USB receiver. This way, you will never lose this tiny yet indispensable peripheral. If the model you choose has no receiver storage, make sure to check if it has a special case or a bag. The best wireless presentation remotes have light indicators, informing you about such important issues as the battery charge level and the signal strength. There's another highly important aspect we are going to draw your attention to - very often we prepare files for presentations and forget to copy them to a flash drive. Has this ever happened to you? Quite likely it has! And that's why the best presentation remotes have a receiver with a slot for microSD cards. Thanks to this important feature, you can copy all your presentation files to a memory card. That's particularly handy for busy people like teachers and professors.

Controls

Next, you need to know what each wireless presentation remote can actually do. It's self-evident that slide switch is not the only option these devices can cope with. There are many other handy capabilities that will make your presentations really interesting and efficient. Many presentation remotes support a Mouse mode which allows you to control the cursor on the screen of your computer. This way you can pick the files you need, open them, as well as launch apps/videos or even click on hyperlinks. Very often the audience can't get major points of a presentation and that's why a laser pointer comes in handy too. How does it work? You just need to push the button and a laser pointer will appear on the screen, so you will be able to highlight the most important features. Many people think that the laser pointer glows red only, but this is wrong. Today, some wireless presentation remotes glow green - a green laser is brighter. Moreover, some devices feature violet or blue laser pointers but they aren't widespread yet. Finally, when you are done with the slides, you may need to switch the audience's attention from a large glowing screen to yourself. How to do it without losing time? The answer is simple - turn off the screen completely. That's why most presentation remotes have a Black Screen button that allows you to do it in the blink.

Operation and Extras

We've come to the final features that are worth you consideration. Since nearly all presentation remotes are wireless, you should know their operational range. If the computer is too far, the signal from the remote to the receiver won't be strong enough. No need to say, the range is important if you are going to make presentations in large premises. If it's just a small conference room in your office, the range won't be important. Also, don't forget to check which operating system a USB presentation remote is compatible with. Most of them are compatible with Windows (usually, all versions are supported, though Windows 10 might be a trouble for certain dongles), but if you make lots of presentations and, thus, need to use different kinds of computers, choose the remote compatible with Mac OS as well. Some devices can also work with Linux and Android-operated computers. In the end, check what power source every device uses. As usual, it's either a built-in battery or 1-2 AAA batteries. The batteries can be replaced quickly but if a remote has a built-in battery, it should be charged in advance.

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Design and Convenience

This wireless presentation remote has a very ergonomic body which lies in your hand very comfortably. The body is partially covered with a soft-touch coating, so the device won't slip off your hand. If you are to make a presentation in a dim room, don't worry - all the buttons are backlit, so you will easily control the remote. There's a storage space (for a USB receiver) in the back part of the casing. Therefore, you will never forget or lose it. Unlike many other similar devices, Kensington presentation remote has a microSD slot in the USB receiver. It allows you to copy all your files to it and, when inserted into a computer, the receiver will serve as a flash drive. As for the size, this presentation remote control has the following dimensions: 8.12 x 5.25 x 3 inches.

Controls

Kensington presentation remote boasts truly intuitive controls. There are 2 modes: a Presentation mode and a Mouse mode. Choosing the first one, you can switch slides while presenting your material, whereas the Mouse mode allows you to browse the desktop of your computer. It sounds difficult but it's really simple, thanks to a cursor control joystick. You can pick the file you need, click on hyperlinks (if it's a part of your presentation, for example), launch apps, etc. Of course, you can highlight the important aspects of your report or presentation with an ultra-bright green laser pointer. When the multimedia part of your presentation is over, you just push a Black screen button and switch the attention of the audience to yourself.

Operation and Extras

The very picture of this device tells you that it's a wireless presentation remote that uses a USB receiver to operate. The signal is sent from the device to the receiver (connected directly to a computer). Here comes the question of the operational range and Kensington presentation remote can work within 150 feet from the receiver. Thus, you can easily move around the hall or room where you are giving a presentation. The device is compatible with 2 most widespread operating systems used in the world: Windows (from XP to 10) and Mac OS X. Kensington presentation remote is powered by 2 AAA batteries that you can buy in the nearest department store.


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Design and Convenience

Dinofire presentation remote has an elegant long body with large buttons and a soft side surface that ensures soft and convenient grip. The USB receiver is stored in a special space right on the device, so you won't lose it. The buttons are pretty large; some of them require a one-time push whereas others require pushing and holding them for some time. This wireless presentation remote is compact and weighs just 0.66 lbs. The size is as follows: 5.43 x 0.71 x 0.52 inches.

Controls

This fairly small presentation remote control will certainly help you turn any presentation into an attention-grabbing and interesting event your audience will appreciate. The buttons are quite large, so you won't miss or confuse them. Dinofire wireless presentation remote has a Black screen support in Microsoft PowerPoint. Therefore, if you use this software for making your presentation, switching the attention of the audience from the screen to yourself will be as easy as a click of a button. No need to mention, there is a laser pointer (green) and if you need to click on a hyperlink - use one of the side buttons.

Operation and Extras

The range of this wireless presentation remote control is relatively small - 98 feet, but it's still more than enough to make nearly any presentation. Plug a small USB receiver into a computer and start; no drivers are required. This remote supports lots of operating systems: Windows (from 2003 and up to 10), Mac OS X, Linux, and even Android. Thus, you can even connect this unit to an Android-based device! Dinofire wireless presentation remote has a built-in Li-ion battery charged via a microUSB port. So, make sure to charge the device before making the presentation!


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Review of Satechi SP400 Smart-Pointer Wireless Presenter with Mouse function

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Design and Convenience

Satechi Smart Pointer presenter is a small and very convenient device. SP400 has a bright design, quite different from most of its counterparts. The buttons are quite intuitive and you can easily guess what they are meant for. There's an important design peculiarity of this wireless presentation remote - it has no storage for USB receiver. Instead, the manufacturer includes a small case for storing the device itself, the USB receiver, and a couple of batteries. This case is quite small and handy. Satechi Smart Pointer has the following size: 4.5 x 1.6 x 0.8 inches, so the device lies well in a palm.

Controls

Satechi SP400 presentation remote control is capable of helping you with any presentations. This affordable device has a Mouse mode thanks to which you can browse the desktop and control the cursor. If you need to open a hyperlink during your presentation, just make a click! Also, you can launch apps thanks to this mode. Of course, SP400 has a Black screen button that helps you grab the attention of listeners at the end of the presentation. The laser beam of this presenter is red.

Operation and Extras

This is a pretty low-priced wireless presentation remote but yet it provides quite a decent operational range - up to 100 feet. Thus, you can use the device fairly far from the computer to which its USB receiver is connected. As for the supported operating systems, Satechi presenter is compatible with Windows (starting from quite outdated XP version to Windows 10) and Mac OS. This small device has several color options, so you can pick the presenter you like the most: red, silver, blue, or black.


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Review of Doosl DSIT001  Wireless Presentation Remote Control

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Design and Convenience

Doosl wireless presentation remote has a stylish all-metal body with ultra-soft silicone controls that are really convenient. The dimensions of this presenter are 5.48 x 0.71 x 0.75 inches. Quite a small and thin device! People who make lots of presentations need such a device nearly every day and that's why this pointer is very convenient to carry all the time. This Doosl model has a special clip so that users can keep the device in the pocket of a suit or shirt. Moreover, the clip makes this presenter utterly convenient for professors who give lectures to students. The USB receiver is kept in a special storage space.

Controls

This wireless presentation remote gives you quite a full control over your presentation or report. It's self-evident that you can either switch slides manually or switch the automatical slideshow on. The laser pointer is red and bright enough to emphasize certain aspects for your audience. Grabbing the attention of people is easy due to the availability of a Black screen mode. And it's not strange that this versatile device can even click on a hyperlink.

Operation and Extras

This compact Doosl remoter is based on quite a powerful microchip that provides a stunning operational range of nearly 330 feet. Therefore, this presentation remote control can be used anywhere! From small school classrooms to large conference halls. And if you are worried about battery power (this device has just one AAA battery), there are Deep Sleep and Auto Standby functions that save the battery life greatly. Oh, let's not forget about compatibility with operating systems! Doosl USB presentation remote works with Windows (from 2003 and up to Windows 8), Mac OS X, and even Linux. No drivers are required - just plug the USB receiver in, turn the device on and go ahead.


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Review of Logitech R400  Wireless Presenter

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Design and Convenience

Logitech presentation remote has a convenient ergonomic shape with smooth buttons on the front side of the body. The device is extremely lightweight (0.13 lbs) and compact, so it fits any hand perfectly. The receiver storage is in the back part of the body. Also, the device informs you about the battery life as it is fitted with a special indicator (glows green). The dimensions of the unit are 4.55 x 1.49 x 1.08 inches. No need to say, your hand won't feel any fatigue using such a small remote control.

Controls

With Logitech presentation remote, you will be able to successfully convey your idea to any audience. You can switch slides forward or backward with the help of appropriate buttons. They are quite big, so your finger won't miss them. Also, you can push a Black screen button and the whole screen will turn black, switching attention to you. Logitech presentation remote has a laser pointer of red color. However, if you choose an R800 version of this presenter, it will have a green laser pointer.

Operation and Extras

Logitech R400 presenter has a fairly small range of just 50 feet, which means this device is suitable for relatively small premises, such as conference rooms at offices, classrooms at schools and colleges. etc. This wireless presentation remote works only with Windows-operated computers. As for the supported Windows versions, you can use Vista, Windows 7, 8, and even the newest Windows 10. This remote is powered by 2 AAA batteries. But, still, we recommend you to check the charge from time to time and have a couple of extra batteries at hand.


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