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Logitech Spotlight review
Posted on 21-Nov-2017 15:28 by M Freitas | Filed under: Reviews

Logitech Spotlight review

It doesn't matter if you're a professional presenter or not - when you're in front of an audience everything counts. Your posture, your attention focused on the audience, your delivery will all be considered by the attendees when they answer those end-of-conference survey asking, on a scale of one to ten, how would you rate Presenter John Doe?


Logitech has released its Spotlight presentation remote to make it easier for you to concentrate on your presentation - we know you will be splitting your attention between the audience, the presenter notes, the clock and how to control the slides - which always seem to go the wrong way and require you to do something.


Logitech Spotlight is a very smart presentation remote. It is designed to be really comfortable and stylish. The buttons are easy to use and come in different sizes: a very large one that is used to advance to next slide, a small one at the bottom that's used to go back one slide and a small one on the top that is used to hightlight content on the screen.


Using the Logitech Spotlight app you can expand the functionality of these buttons: you can program the forward and rewind buttons to perform different actions if held instead of just clicked.


The Logitech Spotlight design and metal body is simple and beautiful. At the bottom you will find a micro receiver that you can plug into a laptop for wireless connection but I recommend you use Bluetooth for a more immediate (and no drivers necessary) connection. Once connected the presentation remote will automatically reconnect if you press any button from sleep.


You can use the Logitech Spotlight from a distance of up to 30 metres. Battery life is really good and it is fully charged via USB in 60 minutes - while a quick one minute charge can give you enough power for up to three hours use.


The screen highlight is a really cool feature. Instead of using a laser pointer (in addition to a presentation remote), the Logitech Spotlight software will highlight a specific area of the screen when you press the corresponding highlight button on your presentation remote. The clever thing here is that the Logitech Spotlight uses your hands movement to move the highlighted area around the screen - but without you having to actually point at the screen. This is thanks to the in-built motion sensor, 3D accelerometer and gyroscope systems.


There are three highlight modes which can be selected through the Logitech Spotlight software: the default mode dims the screen except a round area, one mode that zoom into a specific area and one that will point at the highlighted area. Using the software you can make one or more modes available and switch between them with a push of the highlight button. Click the images to see a bigger version:


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The advantage here is that you get much more precise and easy to see highlights than any laser pointer can do.


Another cool feature is the silent alarms. Using the Logitech Spotlight software you can set timers and your presentation remote will vibrate in your hand - a good way to get your timing without the audience noticing.


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