- 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: #198,585 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
Kensington K72336US Wireless Presenter with Laser Pointer and 2 GB Built-in Memory (Black)
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- 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)
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.
Simple: When I am walking a group through a presentation, the last thing I want is to fumble finger some complicated remote. I've got my mind on a million other things and want SIMPLE technology that WORKS. From trying this with my laptop, the install was simple (plug in the USB receiver), the response is quick, and the buttons are obvious (other than the button that looks like a stop which is actually a black screen, but use this once and you got it). Simple.
Elegant: Each piece of functional design on this device is well done. Having on-board memory with the USB receiver is smart thinking. Storing the receiver in the device and at the same time, using that as a means to toggle the device on and off is clean, well thought out design. The tactile feel and heft just feels good.
Ergonomic: 4 buttons, each with a solid use to a presenter: forward, back, laser, and screen blank is all that is needed and is all that is present. Nice. As someone who does loads of presentations, that's all you need until you get into the realm of an air mouse Logitech MX Air Rechargeable Cordless Air Mouse). I have large hands and don't want something the size of a car remote, this device feels comfortable in my hands without being too large and clunky.
So, why the 3 stars? There is just no getting around the price of this item. At the time of the review, the price is way too high. Price it around $35 (less than half the current price) and many people would be looking at this. A few more dollars over the current price and you have an air mouse, much more functionality. Heck, you can get a Kensington mouse with similar wireless functionality for presentations (no memory though) that is less than half the price... Kensington SlimBlade Presenter Mouse, Wireless Mouse and Presenter in One (Ice Blue) K72283US. Oh, and the manual is just horrible. Trying to put all the languages after each other is so bad, confusing, and useless that I am astounded that anyone at Kensington agreed to print it. Thankfully the manual is not a reflection of their product.
So, while I would like to shake the hands of the design team, either they put way too expensive components in this device or the pricing team for Kensington bumped their heads one too many times. No way does the current price point make sense.
- simple, easy to use functionality that works
- well thought out design
- great heft and feel to it
- USB memory is nice
- laser is ok, but would be GREAT if it were the green ones out now
- terrible manual
I received complaints from attendees regarding the quality of the laser. It's not bright or bold enough for attendees to immediately find where I am pointing on my presentation. Dissapointment.
While I like the idea of the USB 1 GB Memory stick which inserts into the base for storage and turning OFF the pointer, it is NOT a feature I ended up liking. In four days I went thru 4 batteries (2-AA batteries each). They say the batteries should last a year. To get the stick out of the base, you must push in, for it to pop out. While the pointer was in my briefcase, the stick released, causing the batteries to be activated. I now have to take out the batteries after every presentation to ensure the life of my batteries. UGH! What a time stealer.
Come on Kensington, step up and make these minimal improvements and you would have an outstanding pointer.