I’ve just found a new wireless remote to use with presentations in Keynote or Powerpoint. Recently I have purchased a Kensington wireless remote and I’m very happy with it. It appeared in our local Office works store recently for just $29, and it’s on par with the old Logitec remote.
The Kensington Remote comes in two shapes. The first is this shape:
Even though this one is the lowest price of the two shapes, to me it feels like it’s a better build. It has a red pointer and comes in two models, one with 1G RAM built into the receiver.
The second shape is this one:
This is the more expensive model that comes with a green pointer, a classy zip up protective bag, and the shape is nicer to hold than the model above. But the buttons with their fake plastic chrome feel flimsy, especially the on/off button which is so small you can hardly find it. It also comes in two models, one with 2G RAM built into the receiver.
Here are some various options:
What I like about the Kensington Remote:
What’s just OK about it:
What features are missing compared with the first version Logitec:
For $29 though, it’s hard to beat!
My previous favourite was the Logitec wireless remote you can read this article for why I liked it.
Unfortunately Logitec discontinued this model and replaced it with the Logitec 400R which was a dud (you cead my negative review here).
The original Logitec remotes are still round but there price has gone up because they are hard to find and in limited supply, here’s one at Amazon.com for $250!!!
There have been various copies of the original Logitec remote that have appeared since (eg the August presenter for sale here on Amazon) but they are a cheap copies – mine broke quickly.