Targus - Laser Presentation Remote - Black/Gray

Navigate presentations on a PC or Mac with ease using this Targus AMP13US laser remote, which features backlit buttons for simple operation and a built-in laser pointer to help you highlight important information.
$44.99
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Overview

What's Included


  • Energizer MAX AAA battery, mini USB receiver
  • Targus Laser Presentation Remote
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
94% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (647 out of 692)

Features


Built-in laser pointer

Lets you emphasize important information to your audience.

Backlit buttons

Make it easy to open and operate presentations, even in rooms with dim lighting. KeyLock technology lets you disable nonessential buttons to prevent accidental use.

RF 2.4GHz wireless technology

Enables use from a distance of up to 50' away.

Mini USB receiver

Allows simple plug-and-play installation with a PC or Mac. A compartment in the remote makes it easy to stash the receiver away while not in use.

Ergonomic design

Ensures comfortable operation.


Overall customer rating

4.5
94%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exactly What I Needed!

    Posted
    Conveyor
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I've been looking for a presentation remote for some time now. Weighing my options by searching the web and reading tons of reviews. Pricing for such remotes varies greatly, as does their compatibility with MacOS, Keynote, and bluetooth. I eventually realized I'd get better range and more options by dropping the direct bluetooth connection requirement and opening up to Radio Frequency based USB dongle remotes. I'm glad I did. The option I had been using is my iPhone with the Keynote remote app. Awesome if you want to see your slides and notes right on your remote, but also tricky in the hand because of the sensitive touchscreen. Especially if you are really animated like I am during presentations. The app also drops connectivity easily and/or changes out to other apps during the presentation based on notifications coming in - like email. Not good for continuity at all if you have to stop and find your place again. This Targus remote fits the bill and for a very reasonable price. Better yet, it was in stock at my local Best Buy. The tiny USB dongle tucks neatly into a hidden compartment where you'll also find a three-way switch to choose between Windows PPT, Mac PPT, and Mac Keynote. Each position automatically configures the remote's buttons to work with the desired application. Mine being Keynote... by a long shot. Battery life has been great, and the integrated laser pointer is useful too. The most important thing for me besides working on my MacbookPro with Keynote is the device's simplicity. It doesn't get in the way during presentations and has only a couple of buttons to worry about. Nothing complicated. Otherwise I'd get a remote that does it all - including controlling the mouse. But that's not what I wanted or needed. I've been using it in back to back presentations (as many as 8 per day) for about 6 weeks and it's a perfect fit for me. The only downside is that it's all plastic and a bit delicate in the hand. Albeit easily concealed due to it's small size. Had it been made of aluminum there would likely be no downside at all - and I'd likely pay double for it. In any case, this product is a no-brainer to recommend for anyone looking at presentation remotes that work on a Mac using Keynote. And if you're not using either of those already, I also recommend you make the switch. If you've moved over to using an iPad to run Keynote, there are other options for remotes to work in that scenario. This one is not going to cut it since it requires the RF-USB dongle.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    does its job

    Posted
    PickyEngineer

    Ergonomics are fine. Has 7 buttons - lock (toggle), power (time sensitive toggle), left/previous, right/next, laser, black out screen, start/stop slideshow. Haven't found a need to use the lock button; it only locks out the blackout and start/stop buttons. Laser is red, shows up fine. There is a light ring around the laser button that is either red or green when the unit is on, indicating the lock is on or off. Uses 1 AAA battery; battery compartment has a space for a spare AAA battery. USB transmitter/reciever is stored in battery compartment, works fine. Battery compartment cover is secure, opens with one button. There is a selector switch in the battery compartment with the following settings: PC, MAC KN, MAC PPT. I've used it to run PowerPoint on a PC with no problems. No installation problems- plugged and played fine. It also can be used to go forward/backward in Windows Picture and Fax Viewer. It does what I need it to do. Happy with my purchase. If there is a Targus guy out there reading this, a nice to have would be to add memory to the USB transmitter/receiver so you can carry your slideshow with the device in case you're presenting on a loaner computer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    5 stars. Every detail perfect.

    Posted
    CaseyGuy

    When Targus designed this presentation remote control, they included every feature important to a presenter. Once you've picked your platform (PC PowerPoint, Mac KeyNote, or Mac PowerPoint), it's plug 'n play from there on. The wireless receiver is a mini USB that stores inside the remote. The remote runs on a single AAA battery, and there is storage space for a spare AAA battery. The red laser is strong and steady. There is a button that turns the screen black when you want the audience to look at the speaker, rather than the screen. If all you want the presenter to worry about is using the laster pointer and advancing and reversing the slides, there is a lockout button that lets you limit the functions to just those. And the LEDs turn red, reminding you of that.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Do Not buy! Pay the couple bucks to avoid Targus

    Posted
    SS4791

    I purchased this for $44.99 on 5/5. I went to use it for the first time on 5/19. Worked great, right up until I had to removed the USB adapter. It was stuck and wouldnt come out. I eventually got it our with minor damage to my laptop USB slot. It destroyed the metal housing on the adapter to remove it. Called Targus who basically told me tough luck. offered me 20% off on another one. If you are looking for a perfect one time use $45 presenter or never plan to remove the USB adapter from your computer this is a good product, anything else and save yourself the aggravation. I will never buy another Targus product of any kind. Thanks!.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great on PC, Macs, and even Google Docs

    Posted
    MrL311
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I have purchased a few of these in the past for a school and we have used the heck out of them in classrooms, auditoriums and other locations. I have never experienced problems even when I did not have line-of-sight or at, what I consider, to be a pretty far distance (about 50 ft). Also, as I mentioned, I have had NO problems going from PC to Mac computers and it has even worked when doing presentations hosted in Google Docs. Battery life seems reasonable as long as you turn off when not in use. The laser pointer is nifty even if we do not use it much. Gotta be a little careful when shutting the battery compartment, though. Otherwise, the prongs have a tendency to bend out of shape. Still, I would definitely recommend this product!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One little extra makes all the difference

    Posted
    LordByronius
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Used and still love the Logitech series but had to buy a few more recently and my coworker came back with these. They are pretty much identical/comparable in all facets, except one: a quick lock! The dreaded nightmare of an accidental button press during a big presentation is OVER. With the lock feature you can discretely lock the remote after a slide change, the bright circle led light glow changes from green to red making it extremely easy to know whether it was a success by using just your peripheral vision. Not a big deal for the normal presentation but for those who have to deliver without mistakes or is a fidgeted - it's a dream come true. Hope this helps.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Remote

    Posted
    ChicagoSaluki
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    As a professional I give a lot of presentations, and have been through a lot of wireless remotes in the last several years. There are key functions that I look for: a smooth advance, a button to blank the screen, good range from remote to receiver, and a way to lock the keys so I don't accidentally advance the slide. This remote has all of those functions, works very well at long range, and also has excellent battery life. The remote is a tiny bit larger than others I've had, but it really isn't an issue for me. The only challenge I've come across is occasionally forgetting to remove the tiny usb receiver from the laptop.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I like this remote

    Posted
    Garbini

    I like this remote. The only setup is a tab located inside the battery case for Windows PPT, MAC Keynote or MAC PPT. Make your selection, plug in the USB and you are ready to go. It has a nice strong laser pointer. You can move forward and back in your presentation. Everything controlled using your thumb. Has nice distance between the remote and computer and you don't have to point at the computer to use. Fits in your hand nicely too; not too big or small. The on/off button is on the left side and middle of the remote. If the remote is used in your left hand it is easy to power off by accident. Just need to be careful. I paid about $45 which seems a little high. I cost justified because it more than met my needs.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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