Logitech Spotlight Pointer Review
The spotlight presenter remote is made of aluminum, which is touch-friendly and very smooth with large buttons that are easily found by your fingers. Luckily, the refinement was opposed by a large transmitter panel on the back of the remote that grasped the skin much better than metal. Even with large and beautiful movements, Spotlight must remain in your hands and not accidentally be thrown out to break the audience’s face. Phew.
To connect to a laptop or computer unplug the removable USB dongle that lives on the bottom of the device and attaches it to your machine. You will be ready right away because all the computers that we are trying to identify immediately. The large center button activates the next slide function in all presentation programs, while the smaller button brings you back to the slide. Most presenters will use PowerPoint, which is compatible beautifully, but Keynote users will also enjoy smooth operation.
Double-tap the Spotlight button above, and you will switch between three highlighting modes. These unique features truly distinguish Spotlight Logitech from other remote presentations. There is a laser point mode, making a small circle around your cursor; zoom in, which acts like a zoom lens; and highlights, which dim all but a small area of your screen.
Changing modes is as fast and easy as tapping the button, it takes a second or two to adjust. After you learn the sequence of three modes, you can tap to get what you want without having to look at the screen. Also, moving the highlighted cursor around the screen only requires a few seconds of practice to master. If you have ever played a Nintendo Wii game, you will immediately feel the control of its movements.
When it comes to using, we find the laser dot mode to be more useful. Being able to bring up moving points quickly is very good, and is very useful for showing something. If you are not a fan of devices with small removable dongles, Logitech Spotlight supports Bluetooth.
Spotlight charges via the included USB-C cable, into a hidden connector inside the dongle port. The connector is deep enough. It requires Logitech to supply Spotlight with a wire with an extra-long casing to help you get it there. If you lose the cable or forget to bring it to your presentation, you might have trouble getting a regular USB-C cable. We succeeded after some level of tweaking and cursing, but that is something to remember.
Logitech’s Spotlight Remote Presentation feels exceptional in hand, light in weight, and additional features are useful for a variety of presentations. Spotlight feels like it can last for years, is strong and sturdy, and the included pouch will help keep it safe and free of dust in your bag. Oh, we like the bag that came with our expensive gadget.
For professional presenters, it must be purchased. However, for everyone, it might be rather expensive, especially for people who only need to be present once in the blue month. At the time this review goes live, Spotlight will set you back around £ 120. That’s not a small amount for a device that might only see sparse use, and of course, there are more affordable alternatives out there.
But Logitech is a big name in the presentation industry with a history of reliability and great support. That is expensive technology, but surely you feel you are getting what you pay for.
Logitech Spotlight Pointer Specification
|Connection Type||Bluetooth® Smart & 2.4GHz wireless connection|
|Indicator Lights (LED)||Battery and Connectivity LED|
|Connect / Power||No|
|Battery Details||Rechargeable Lithium Polymer, 85mAh|
|Battery Life (rechargeable)||3 months|
|Sensor||3D accelerometer and Gyroscope|
|USB VID_PID||HID\VID_046D |
|USB type||USB 2.0|
|Presenter||131.3 mm (5.2 inches)||28.1 mm (1.1 inches)||12.1 mm (0.5 inch)||49.2 g (1.7 ounces)|
|Receiver||40.4 mm (1.6 inches)||17.2 mm (0.7 inch)||6.8 mm (0.3 inch)||3.3 g (0.1 ounce)|
Logitech Spotlight Pointer Manuals
Logitech Spotlight Pointer Driver
Logitech Spotlight Calibration Software
Logitech Spotlight Calibration Software(Mac)