Logitech R500 Pointer Review
The R500 features a simple design. It goes right in the palm of your head and features a soft button textured and anti-skid rubber surface. Both of these allow for smoother and more convenient functionality, ensuring that the device is not released from your hand, or that you accidentally pressed the wrong button.
The Logitech R500 Laser Presentation Remote allows you to control your presentations wirelessly, efficiently, and comfortably. This compact controller is only 12.3 x 3.6 x 2.4 cm and weighs around 0.5 kg (with battery / without a USB receiver.)
The receiver is small, compatible with Windows 7, 8 and 10, and macOS X 10.12 or advanced macOS versions. The R500 receiver is also compatible with Chrome OS, as well as with Linux 2.6 and other sophisticated Linux systems.
Bluetooth connectivity compatible with Windows 8 and Windows 10 systems, Mac OS X 10.1 and updated Mac OS systems, Android 5.0+ and iOS 8+. Note that the device must have an internet connection to download the required software.
Logitech R500 has a direct control panel with three buttons: laser, next and previous. It has an operating range of 20m, which can vary depending on the environment as well as computer settings.
The R500 is also connected to the Logitech Presentation application, which allows you to adjust the Next and Previous buttons, but also set a timer on the presentation. Moreover, you can use the application to monitor battery life and to keep your computer active.
Overall, the R500’s function is very smooth. The 3-button system helps eliminate confusion, allowing you to focus on the screen — no need to worry about whether you pressed the wrong button.
Most importantly, the laser is accurate. Fast and bright. For the record, the R500 also features a Power Saving mode. We didn’t use it because the review period was short, but when activated, it will deactivate the laser, giving you extra battery time for a week.
The Bad > No USB charging
The Good > Great battery life, Integrated red laser pointer, Ergonomic
Conclusion > Recommended for office workers, advisors, salespeople, teachers, professors, and students who need simple, convenient, and very reliable Presentation Remote.
Logitech R500 Pointer Specification
|USB VID_PID||65 feet or 20 m|
|Indicator Lights (LED)||Battery and connection status LED|
|Connect / Power||No|
|Battery Details||1 AA|
|Battery Life (not rechargeable)||1-year|
|Battery Life (rechargeable)||N/A|
|Other Features||Laser: Class 2 laser
Max output: less than 1mW
Wavelength: 640 – 660nm (red light)
|Standard and Special Buttons||LASER POINTER
Press and hold to activate the laserNEXT
– Simple press to navigate forward
– Press and hold to start presentation*BACK
– Simple press to navigate backward
– Press and hold to show a blank screen*RECEIVER STORAGE
The USB dongle receiver can be stored in the remote* Requires to install the Logitech Presentation Software
|Remote||24.7 mm (0.97 inch)||123.6 mm (4.86 inches)||36.6 mm (1.44 inches)||53.5 g (1.88 ounces)|
|USB Receiver||6.6 mm (0.25 inch)||17.5 mm (0.68 inch)||25.0 mm (0.98 inch)||2.00 g (0.07 ounce)|
Logitech R500 Pointer Manuals
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