There's also a "Long Range" version of this product that will carry across an entire large hotel ballroom. This version is good for about 30 feet.
Pros:4 killer features. Has a "dock" where you insert the USB receiver for storage. This disables all the buttons, so if they get pressed while the remote is in the projector case it doesn't run the battery down. Forward and reverse buttons are buffered -- no matter how long you hold the button, it just advances one slide. Disqualifying defect of the Targus competitive product. And it has a "black" button -- invokes the windows command that switches a PowerPoint to "black" -- you can blank the screen, talk for awhile, and then come back. Or start from a black screen. And, finally, no driver required -- I've never had a problem with it being recognized by any laptop by just plugging into the USB port. RF, of course, so it's not line-of-sight like IR remotes.
Cons:One problem -- it uses a watch battery, which runs down FAST if you use the laser pointer. A separate AAA battery laser pointer is recommended.
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Review 3 for Interlink Electronics VP6450 Presentation Pilot Pro Wireless Remote
Ease of Use
Duration of Product Use:Months
Level of Expertise:Good
Presentation Piolot Pro
PostedJanuary 17, 2007
Yes, I would recommend this product
If you give lots of PowerPoint presentations and like to move around the room as you talk, this is a perfect tool for you.
Pros:I work in IT at a small private university. We recently ordered in 10 of these to distribute to different departments to use in the Classroom. The design is excellent, it is small easy to carry around, you can push a button and blank out the screen during a presentation. navigating through slides is very easy and it has a really good range. It also has a convenient laser pointer on it. When your done using it just plug the usb flash-drive-like reciever into the back of it and it will automatically lock the keys and conserve battery life. Also makes it easier to keep both parts together. I haven't ran across a computer (running Windows XP) that this does not work on.
Cons:Very few, really the only cons I see is that it is difficult to move the cursor around with the circular button (it takes some coordination and getting used to). Also it runs on a watch battery which could be difficult to find when one runs out of batteries.