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Logitech R500 Laser Presentation Remote – lets you focus on nailing your presentation

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The Logitech R500 Laser Presentation Remote is an affordable and effective controller that works seamlessly so you can focus on nailing your presentation.

When you’re presenting, the focus should be on your performance and your material rather than if your equipment and the new Logitech R500 Laser Presentation Remote certainly helps with that.

It’s hard enough standing up in front of people either presenting as a speaker or trying to win new business so knowing all your gear is going to work goes a long way.

The Logitech R500 fits neatly in your hand and will be almost invisible to your audience.

It only has three buttons – the main button to advance your slides, a smaller lower button to go back and the top button which activates the laser pointer.

The good thing about this arrangement is being able to control your presentation without having to look down at the R500.

Your main button is slightly concave so you can easily tell just by feel where it is.

The Logitech R500 has Bluetooth onboard so it can pair with your computer, tablet or smartphone.

It also comes with a USB receiver that is stored neatly in the bottom of the device if your device doesn’t have Bluetooth or if you want to move freely and increase your range to up to 20m from your computer.

Our only issue with this was the fact that the USB receiver didn’t fit our MacBook Pro which has a USC-C port so we needed to use an adapter.

The Logitech R500 comes with its own software for Windows and Mac computers to allow you to customise the button functions, set up an on-screen timer and keep your computer awake while you present.

By customising the buttons you can do things like holding down the Next button to start your presentation and also present a blank screen when holding down the Back button.

And you can also monitor your battery level from the Logitech software as well.

The R500 works with all the popular presentation applications including PowerPoint, Keynote, PDFs and Google Slides.

There is also a built-in laser pointer to allow you to pinpoint areas of your slides where you’d like your audience to focus.

The pointer is a lot more visible if you are using a projection screen.

If you’re presenting on your computer or a TV then the laser pointer’s red dot may be too hard to see.

The Logitech R500 Laser Presentation Remote is available now and is priced at $69.95.

VERDICT

The Logitech R500 Laser Presentation Remote is an affordable and effective controller that works seamlessly so you can focus on nailing your presentation.