The presentation remote control dimensions are diverse, with some 123 x 45 x 11 mm, 120 x 40 x 10 mm, 128 x 35 x 9 mm and many others. The control distance also varies, with some ranging from 16 m, 20 m 30 m and even longer.
It is possible to deliver PowerPoint presentations using the mouse or keyboard. However, the remote control can make the task easier. By using the remote you don’t have to get stuck behind the keyboard or keep clicking the mouse. Before you buy one, there are a few things that you may want to consider.
While the presentation remote control dimensions are important, so are the other features. List down the features you want the device to have. Would you want one with page up/down functions? What about timing alarms or second counters? Make sure the device has the features you need.
Besides the size, the remote must also be ergonomically designed. An ergonomically designed control will be more comfortable to hold. This feature will be very important if you are going to make presentations daily or for long stretches.
If you only need a few controls, a small remote will be sufficient. Smaller remotes will also be easier to use and carry. If the remote is large, study the layout first. The last thing you want is to fumble for the controls while making a presentation.
Three technologies are currently being used for distance transmission: Bluetooth, IR (infrared) and RF (wireless radio frequency). The problem with IR remotes is the mouse must be pointed at the receiver to function. Bluetooth is the newest technology but their range often maxes out at 30 feet. In contrast, the RF remotes have ranges of 50 to 100 feet.
Some remotes come with a button that works like a mouse. Some remotes come with touch pads or track balls. There are also remotes with laser pointers built-in. Make sure laser pointer is large enough to be visible without being too distracting.
If you don’t want to use a laser pointer, animation in the presentation slides may be employed. Once you have listed the features down, look for the presentation remote control with the best possible price.
The presentation remote control dimensions and transmitting distance are only a few aspects to consider. Keep the other factors in mind and you won’t go wrong with your selection.