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Logitech Spotlight review – the device that will help you nail your presentation

If you’ve ever had to give a presentation you know there’s a lot of work to do beforehand. But one thing that will help you nail your performance is a handy controller like the Logitech Spotlight.

Spotlight works with Mac and Windows computers and can also connect to tablets and smartphones as well so you can control your presentation no matter which device you choose to present it.

Logitech’s Spotlight works with your most popular presenting applications like Powerpoint, Keynote, PDF, Google Slide and Prezi.

The device is narrow and light and fits nicely in your hand. It is 13.1cm long, 2.8cm wide, 1.2cm thick and weighs just 49.2g.

There is easy access to the main forward button to advance your slides and a back button.

The top button allows users to magnify parts of the screen which is enabled when you download and install the Logitech Presentation app.

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Instead of the old-fashioned laser pointer, the Logitech Spotlight lets you enlarge the portion of the screen you’d like to emphasise.

Users are able to customise the back button to suit your presentation.

You can set it to blank the screen, to create gesture controlled scrolling and to control the volume.

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You can also play and pause videos using the Spotlight controller so you don’t need to go near your computer or mobile device to hit the play button.

And if you like moving around when you speak, you’ve got a 30m range with the Logitech Spotlight.

We used the Logitech Spotlight recently when we did a presentation as a guest of the Sydney Rotary Club.

The device makes it easy to move through your presentation so you can focus on what you’re saying rather than worrying about if the next slide is going to appear at the right time.

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Tech Guide editor Stephen Fenech using the Logitech Spotlight during a presentation for the Sydney Rotary Club

You can set a timer for your presentation with the Logitech Presentation application so you know exactly how long you’ve been speaking as well as set key timing intervals that will send a vibration to the remote itself.

It has a USB receiver if you’d like to plug that into your computer but it also has Bluetooth onboard so you can wirelessly connect to a laptop or mobile device.

The device can be charged through the USB-C port which is revealed behind the USB receiver that plugs into the base of the device.

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A full charge of the Logitech Spotlight can last for up to three months.

But just connecting the USB-C charging cable for one minute will give you three hours of presenting time.

The Logitech Spotlight is available now in slate, gold and silver and is priced at $199.95.

VERDICT

If you need make a presentation you need the Logitech Spotlight by your side. It gives you complete control so all you need to do is crush it – the presentation that is!

If you’ve ever had to give a presentation you know there’s a lot of work to do beforehand. But one thing that will help you nail your performance is a handy controller like the Logitech Spotlight. Spotlight works with Mac and Windows computers and can also connect to tablets and smartphones as well so you can control your presentation no matter which device you choose to present it. Logitech’s Spotlight works with your most popular presenting applications like Powerpoint, Keynote, PDF, Google Slide and Prezi. The device is narrow and light and fits nicely in your hand. It is 13.1cm…

Logitech Spotlight

Rating - 90%

90%

PROS: Great design, magnification feature, timer settings, comfortable to hold. CONS: A little expensive. VERDICT: If you need make a presentation you need the Logitech Spotlight by your side. It gives you complete control so all you need to do is crush it – the presentation that is!

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About Stephen Fenech

Stephen is the Tech Guide editor and one of Australia's most respected tech journalists. He is a regular on radio and TV talking about the latest tech news, products and trends.

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