- Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 15.5 x 22.6 cm ; 159 g
- Shipping Weight: 159 g
- Item model number: K72336US
- ASIN: B002E3AI0I
- Date first available at Amazon.ca: June 22 2009
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #182,932 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
Kensington K72336US Wireless Presenter with Laser Pointer and 2 GB Built-in Memory (Black)
- Built-in laser pointer helps you highlight key points
- 2.4 GHz wireless receiver for long-range use up to 30 Feet
- 2GB built-in memory allows you to store your presentations
- USB wireless receiver stores inside the pointer
- Low-battery indicator
There is a newer model of this item:
Amazon.ca Product Description
Here's everything you need to give a great presentation-right down to the presentation itself. With 2 GB of built-in memory, the Kensington Wireless Presenter with Laser Pointer and Memory can store hundreds of presentations. And it feels great in the palm of your hand. Easy-to-use 4-button controls and plug and play operation, so you're always ready to present clearly and professionally. Operates on 2 AAA batteries (included with purchase).
From the Manufacturer
Idea: Finally, A Presenter that Stores Your Presentations
Here's everything you need to give a great presentation-right down to the presentation itself. With 2 GB* of built-in memory, the Kensington Wireless Presenter with Laser Pointer and Memory can store hundreds of presentations. And it feels great in the palm of your hand. Easy-to-use 4-button controls and plug and play operation, so you're always ready to present clearly and professionally. Operates on 2 AAA batteries (included with purchase).
- Easy-to-use 4-button controls
- Laser Pointer
- Blank Screen
- Control your presentations from up to 30ft away
- 2.4 GHz wireless receiver with 2GB built-in memory to store your presentation
- Laser pointer helps you highlight key points
- Designed to fit comfortably in the palm of your hand
*1 billion bytes pre-formatted. Usable capacity varies
|2GB Memory|| |
|Easy 4 Button Controls|
|Storable USB Receiver|
|Reliable 2.4GHz Wireless|
|Low Battery Indicator|
|Range||Up to 150 feet||Up to 50 feet||Up to 65 feet||Up to 65 feet||Up to 150 feet|
|PC and Mac Compatible|
|Warranty||2 years||2 years||2 years||2 years||2 years|
Top Customer Reviews
All in all - a worthwhile purchase. The "memory storage" is a nice and handy feature as well.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
First, the laser button also puts Powerpoint into presentation mode, a feature absent on the previous model. However, rather than presenting the current screen in presentation mode, it goes to the first page of the presentation. I could see this being a disadvantage if you want to use your laser pointer while being in the normal view mode. However, others had previous complained that there was not a way of automatically going back into presentation mode if you accidentally exit out of presentation when you're on the last slide -- something that this feature really doesn't fix.
The USB transmitter that plugs into the computer is nearly half the size in the new version, which is nice, given the bulky size of the previous version.
The device now runs on AAA batteries instead of a smaller, disc-type battery. This is nice, since you had to go to a store to pick up replacement batteries for the old version.
The new device is also slightly heavier, but not significantly so.
Otherwise, the device seems the same (color, texture are slightly different)
This new version has some improvements: the USB thingy now stays in its holder better, so it doesn't fall out in my backpack. The overall feel of the presenter is good. But I need to find a small screwdriver, put in a new disk battery, go back to my old presenter and give this one to someone else. As others have noted, pushing the laser has the side effect of sending an F5 to the system. No problem if in powerpoint, but for any other program, this leads to all sorts of weird behavior. For instance, when I switch from powerpoint to illustrate something in Excel and press the laser, up pops a "Go to" window. Confusing and annoying to all concerned.
The advantage of being able to start a powerpoint presentation (which is what F5 does in powerpoint) is vastly outweighed by the inability to use the laser pointer with any other software.
My prayers were answered.
This model is practically identical to its predecessor; why mess with a good design? (The 33374 currently has 152 customer reviews averaging 4.5 stars.) It lacks the heft, chrome and fancy features of high-end presenter models--there are no programmable buttons, no mousing capability--but has all of the basics down pat: Just plug the tiny USB dongle into the computer you want to use (there are no drivers needed on any recent version of Windows or Mac OS X), then use the left and right arrows to flip from slide to slide and the top arrow to point a bright red laser point. (The lower button toggles blackout mode in PowerPoint, which is nice if you want to focus your audience's attention on something other than the slides for a moment.) It's simple, comfortable--and now it has 1GB of storage, enough for hundreds of ordinary PowerPoint presentations. The design is also slightly improved by replacing the distracting flash of metal around the controls with a high-contrast black color.
Any downsides? The price point is significantly higher, so you should think about whether the convenience of the built-in memory is worth it. One of the great features of the device is that the USB dongle slides right in when it's not in use. Some people keep a USB thumbdrive on them at all times. If you do, and if the computers you're going to be presenting on are sure to have 2 open USB ports, then you could save yourself a few bucks with the older model. But if you enjoy having everything in one single, simple package, then the premium is well worth it.