• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Only works with Keynote

    • Written by from Oregon

    If you use MS PPT for your presentations don't get any Kensington presenter. They only work with Keynote on the Mac OS.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Product

    • Written by from Milpitas

    Does not have a laser pointer and no where its mentioned that.. I guess they wont say what they dont support.. But please be aware..
    If you are looking for simple plug and play and back/forward functions, it does the job.. But for $50 - c'mon you can get a much better one from Best Buy !!

    Stay away

    27 of 37 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding product

    • Written by from Tallahassee

    I have used many remotes and this one is among the very best. I have used it for Keynote presentations containing movies and complex builds on three different MacBooks and it has always connected immediately, maintained the connection, and played everything flawlessly. I assume that those reporting problems have some software on their computers that is conflicting. The compartment for storage of the dongle is very convenient.

    28 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works great

    • Written by

    This is a great product. I use it on a Windows XP machine, and it works just great. It feels great in the hand, and it's easy to identify the buttons by touch.

    19 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This one is the best

    • Written by from Chicago

    I'm glad to see Apple has this on their site. I do a lot of lecturing, and I've had this for years. It is the best remote.

    It's better than the Apple remote, because that one is infrared, which means you have to either point it in the direction of the computer (which is needlessly distracting for audiences, if you're walking onstage) or you have to be sure its beam reflects off of a wall (which is distracting for you, if you're concentrating on talking).

    The Kensington says it works from 60 feet, but that's irrelevant. It's not good advertising: someone should wise up and rewrite that copy. What matters is that you don't have to point, because it words with radio frequencies. And you don't have to worry about line of sight or reflecting the beam off some surface, ping-pong fashion. Your presentations will be far more fluid and engaging, and the remote will vanish from your audience's mind.

    (About the 60 foot range: it works from far more than 60 feet, which is occasionally helpful if you're in a big auditorium and the A/V people insist on having the laptop by their projector. And the apple remote works from almost 60 feet anyway -- so distance isn't the point.)

    Well, this review took some time to write, but I hope it helps someone make up their mind. This is a must-buy item for a serious lecturer.

    42 of 46 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    • Written by from Lakeville

    Exceeded expectations! Is a very competent little tool and very useful from a distance outside of line-of-sight!

    18 of 27 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    OK for simple talks

    • Written by from Davis

    The presenter works fine if you have a simple talk. But I consistently encounter two problems when I use the presenter. First it does not function as a 'plug and play' device on my computer (Macbook Pro, OSX 10.4.11). I always have to reboot after I plug in the presenter. The second problem is that I use short movies in my powerpoint talks, and I have them inserted in the slides so that they play after I click on them. But my mouse trackpad became inoperative when the presenter was plugged in so I had to unplug the presenter, show the movie, plug in the presenter and then reboot the computer.

    I guess the computer thinks the presenter is a mouse and I have my trackpad configured to go offline when a USB mouse is plugged in. So I have to change these preferences beforehand so that I can show the videos the way I prefer. In the end the experience is not at all seamless.

    In defense of the presenter it does move the slides forwards and back and has a nice range.

    237 of 289 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Best Presenter

    • Written by from Portland

    I bought this because it claimed to be plug and play on PCs and Macs - and it is. Great ergonomic design and the USB part stores in the presenter, so you never lose it. Highly recommended.

    79 of 129 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Uhhh.... Mine doesn't work

    • Written by from shoreline

    Plugged it in and I get the keyboard set-up screen. No ways around it and it won't work. Grrrrr! How did you guys get it to work? I am up to date on my OS and am using a G4 12 inch powerbook. HELP!

    61 of 131 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Have to Get This

    • Written by from Rochester

    I don't know why I didn't get this little gadget sooner. Being a college professor I give many presentations. I just got the Kensington Wireless Presenter and it truly is plug and play. So much so that this pretty much sums up the instructions that come with it. I took it out of the packaging, put the batteries in the remote, plugged the receiver into a USB port on my laptop (Powerbook G4 Aluminum), connected my laptop to a projector, and away I went. The remote works flawlessly. Most impressive it that performance matches claims made by Kensington and other reviewers. If you give presentations for your livelihood and feel shackled to your hardware, buy this! You will enjoy your newfound freedom.

    149 of 197 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Only does one thing - but SO WELL!!!

    • Written by from Redwood City

    All it does is to move ahead or back in a slide show -- whether from PowerPoint, Keynote, or out of Adobe Bridge. Oh yah, it'll blank the screen, that is make it dark, if you want.

    I can only praise a product that, these days, doesn't do it 'ALL'! Thank you Kensington. I can't wait to use it in my next photo lecture.

    Are six or seven stars possible? It also did what it does out of the box, no prodding nor coaxing. And at least thirty feet away, through a masonry wall to boot.

    178 of 229 people found this useful