• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Spotlight Software

    • Written by Syd D from Mount Pleasant

    In the age of digital portability, I use my Apple iPad for presentations using MS PowerPoint. I was disappointed to find out the very expensive Spotlight presenter I bought was effectively a forward and reverse slide mover, without all the fancy stuff that the promotion video shows. I would have thought that Logitech would have built an App for iPad/iPhone that would allow users to utilize the full functionality of the presenter. I can now only hope that an App is in the works, otherwise my Spotlight will be a very expensive paperweight!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great on my MacBook Pro with toolbar

    • Written by Tom C from Austin

    I read the previous review and decided to try it anyway. I can only guess that the reviewer didn't download the software from Logitech. The instructions are ridiculously small, but once I got a magnifying glass, it clearly says you have to download the software and gives you the URL to do so. Once that was done, it worked perfectly on my machine.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost useless

    • Written by Navy C from Humble

    I have a Macbook Pro w/Toolbar and when you plug in the dongle my computer freezes and you can no longer use the mouse. The ONLY way to get his to work at all is:
    1. Open up the powerpoint presentation you want to use
    2. Go into presentation mode
    3. Plug in the dongle (now my Mac locks up) except the presenter can be used but you cannot use your trackpad mouse anymore.
    4. The built-in mouse for the remote does not track very well at all.

    Basically, if you plug the dongle in the USB-C before going into powerpoint your laptop will lock up. At least mine does.

    3 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best presentation remote ever!!!

    • Written by Abdul M from Random town

    I saw the Ad of this presentation remote on internet and thought about giving it a try.
    Bought it at a sale for $99. The name says it all. It gives you the control over your presentation like no other.
    You get to choose between magnifying (zooming), spotlight or a mouse pointer with (two) click of the button on top.
    Takes couple of minutes to charge and the charge stays for hours.
    Sure it takes some time getting used to the functions and having a perfect control but it's DEFINITELY worth the try.
    To me it's the best presentation remote ever

    And NO. I've NOT been paid to write this review. lols

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    WOW! A great presentation tool !

    • Written by Marie-Claude L from La Prairie

    I bought this presenter since I was searching for a Bluetooth and USB presenter that would work on Mac, Windows and my iPad (just to change slides of a PowerPoint). The Spotlight function working on Mac and Windows is beautiful and very impressive the first time you use it. For iOs, remote works very well but without the Spotlight function but it can change slide easily on my iPad, which is what I needed. The only missing function would be a laser pointer to use with iOs.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Best presentation remote in class

    • Written by Alex H from Herne Bay

    An excellent pointer device for presenting, works with both PowerPoint and Prezi.
    I would have given it 5 stars except for the lack of an IOS app for ipad.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great idea, poor implementation

    • Written by David S from Sippy Downs

    As an academic, I present talks in various fora almost every week (Apple Keynote software). I bought this presenter because of its promise: the advertising is just so good! But real-world performance is shockingly bad. With a maxed out 2016 13" MacBookPro, this thing is unreliable and buggy. Sometimes it works great, but sometimes it just doesn't trigger when you hit the button. Then when you give up trying, it suddenly decides to work, but based on a click 10 seconds before, and then it remembers all of those frustrated clicks until you gave up. Worse, still, sometimes the highlight effect freezes in place while the rest of the presentation still works, so you present in a sort of twilight, with a circle of brightness in one corner. But worst of all, sometimes it just crashes the presentation. At AU$ 200, this is just not good enough. Poor! Don't buy.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing product!

    • Written by Dean L from Toronto

    I do not usually review products, but this one just blew my mind!
    I was simply looking for a presentation remote that is Bluetooth, and believe it or not, but 99% of them requires a dongle. But more than that, this remote acts as a pointing device (mouse). You can point elements to magnify them as if you had a laser pointer, and even do things like clic links.
    It is quite expensive, but it is a one of a kind product, and as someone who presents a lot, it is worth it!

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant presenter tool but expensive

    • Written by Simon B from Bursledon

    This is a very easy to use and novel presenter tool. The results look great and are very different from the small red dot of most presenters. It is nice to hold, the buttons sit comfortably, and the unit charges very quickly. Easy to programme the functions of the buttons. Biggest plus is that it is the first presenter that I have come across which will work with the Blue Tooth on MACS. This means you don't have to fiddle with the USB transmitter that all the others seem to need. If you do one or two presentations every few months it is probably not worth the cost, if you do several each week, as I do, it is worth it. My favourite presenter to date. 5/5 on function, 3/5 on cost, hence 4/5 overall.

    27 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice idea, doesn't work in practice

    • Written by James O from Peterswell

    This is a nice idea but doesn't work in practice.

    Major problems
    1. The spotlight area, which can be adjusted, is too large to actually point at a specific part of a slide (important in scientific presentations). Perhaos this could be corrected with a software update. Also the spotlight is not responsive enough.
    2. The App must be pre-loaded on the computer. Problem when using other computers in convention centres, lecture theatres etc. Should be plug and play with the USB receiver.
    3. The USB receiver has no storage capacity. As above this means that a laptop with pre-loaded app and the reomote must be taken to
    every presentation.

    Summary: Good idea, not well thought out or executed.

    7 of 8 people found this useful