Recommend me a wireless presenter for my MBA please

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  1. OceanFrog macrumors regular

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  3. MCAsan macrumors 601

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    Consider moving the presentation to Keynote and using your iPhone as the remote.
     
  4. danoftroy macrumors newbie

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    Same problem, looking for solution

    If everyone can please read my post in detail I would sincerely appreciate it.
    I also have a Macbook Pro Retina, which does not do IR.
    I am doing a Keynote presentation in two weeks, and am looking for a remote control alternative that WORKS with Macbook Pro Retina.
    Thus, my question is, does anyone have a RETINA and they also use a USB controlled remote?

    I have downloaded KEYNOTE for my iPhone 5, but it works with wireless only. I spent 1 hour on tech support with an Apple senior advisor tonight, and he said Bluetooth will not pair the iPhone and Macbook Retina.

    So, again, please give me the name of a USB remote that DOES work with the Macbook Retina.

    Thanks!
    Dan of Troy
    (No relation to Helen)
     
  5. MCAsan macrumors 601

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    Not sure why you want a hardwired USB controller. What about using the Apple Remote or apps on your iPhone or iPad to control the presentation? One of my friends swears by Keynote Remote on his iPhone to control presentations on his MBA.

    Check out the apps Keynote Remote by Apple or Remote Buddy by a company in Germany. Also look at the Apple Remote device.
     
  6. thelead macrumors 6502

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  7. StarkIndustries macrumors newbie

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    I'm in the same boat as you buddy. I stumbled upon a cool looking presenter recently. If you're still in the market for one...

    http://www.satechi.net/index.php/bluetooth/bluetooth-remote/satechi-bluetooth-smart-pointer

    it works on the bluetooth of your laptop for Keynote or Powerpoint. And on iOS devices as well.
     
  8. smurray macrumors regular

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    I have the R400 and it works just fine with my macbook pro. Use it with both PowerPoint and Keynote.
     
  9. locallad macrumors newbie

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    Wireless Presenter for MBA

    in response to "Danoftroy":

    I lecture constantly and have just upgraded from a Microsoft laptop to an new 13" MacBook Pro (Retina). I have a "August LP107T Wireless Presenter with Laser Pointer" (It was originally a Logitech branded product) and my wife has a
    Logitech R400 Wireless Presenter.
    Both of these remote presenters work with the MBP *BUT ONLY* as far as the advance to next slide and go back to previous slide.
    The blank screen and start presentation (F5) buttons do not work - obviously!

    Hopefully this is of some assistance?
    :cool:
     
  10. tudouyouku macrumors newbie

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    please give me the name of a USB remote that DOES work with the Macbook Retina.[​IMG]
     
  11. pablovarela macrumors newbie

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    I've used on a Mac the Targus AMP09. It has a USB dongle so it should work on all macs and it has an internal switch so you can set it to work on Powerpoint (Windows), Powerpoint (Mac) and Keynote, so all the keys work. It also has a mouse mode.
     
  12. gochi macrumors 6502

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    no link, but cannon pixima series is reliable comes with AirPrint.
     
  13. J.Taylor macrumors newbie

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