Wireless clickers for PowerPoint presentations?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by 2ms, May 22, 2017.

  1. 2ms macrumors 6502

    Nov 22, 2002
    I need to make a presentation using my 2012 Retina MacBook. Anyone have advice on what the best way to command PowerPoint remotely would be? Something that would include a laser pointer would be nice so I don't have to double fist. But I can double fist if necessary.
  2. powerplant macrumors member


    Oct 27, 2013
  3. willmtaylor macrumors G4


    Oct 31, 2009
    The Logitech ones are nice.

  4. Wentzelg macrumors member


    Jun 12, 2014
    I have the r800. It is a little pricier, but the green laser is brighter and works well. I do corporate training and use it often. If it died or was lost today, I would order another without even looking to see what else was out there. Mine is maybe 3-4 years old and still working great.

    Trust me, it is a screwdriver. You want it to just work. Fancy is nice, but when giving a presentation or class you don't want to have to think about or have to mess with your clicker. This just works. It does have a timer/vibrator feature to help you pace your self if needed. I don't use that, but if you had a timed presentation that could be useful.

    It is a logitech, high quality, mid price and will be a workhorse.

  5. bigkevracer macrumors newbie

    Dec 18, 2011
    Adelaide, Australia
    I've got a Logitech R800 too, and it's pretty much perfect. The timer is great when I'm doing training, as I can set it to the time between start and breaks, and just run through. Has little vibrations in your hand to let you know you're running out of time.

    AAA batteries can just be swapped out, it's pretty great.

    I'm really keen on the new Logitech Bluetooth one, but it doesn't have the timer screen, which is a real shame. I've noticed recently sometimes I can't get line of sight to the R800 receiver, and I've got a new MBP w/touch bar, so using a USB-USB-C adaptor to connect the R800 receiver is kind of dumb. If the new Logitech one was $50 cheaper and had a timer screen, I would have bought it already.
  6. campyguy macrumors 68040

    Mar 21, 2014
    +1 on the Logitech R800. I used to work for a safety trainer back in the 90s as a side job, and he used a red laser pointer - during one class I noted several people in a class looking "lost" (all men); all of those men, whom I queried after the class, were partially color-blind and had difficulties with the red light spectrum. A green laser pointer I bought for the trainer worked much more effectively, and the trainer's aggregate test scores generally went up as much as 15%. I only use green laser devices now. Cheers!

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