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It’ll get the job done… but the buttons seem backwards!
Reviewed in the United States on September 25, 2021
UPDATE- (merely 2 weeks after my initial review). Dropping to one star. The presenter stopped working after a week and a half of use. I changed the battery, and it was not in any way abused. It might have just been a dud, but it seems like the old saying rings true- you get what you pay for.
As a school teacher, I go through my fair share of presenters. Because of the seemingly short life of presenters in general (some have stopped working, one was stolen, and one ended up taking a bath in a students spilled water) I bought this cheaper version, in hopes of not blowing 30 or more dollars every other year or so on a new one. The long and short of it is that this presenter works- it’ll get the job done when you need it to. It’s got decent range and the laser pointer is ok (not super focused, but again gets the job done). My biggest issue with this presenter is that there is ZERO intuitiveness in this product: to move your presentation forward, you have to hit the down arrow. I’ve been using this 4 times a day, 3 days a week and I’m still messing up the flow of presentations by going backwards when we need to move forwards and vice versa. Yes, this is user error, but moving forward should be the up arrow. One other potential flaw is how flimsy it feels. I constantly worry that it is going to break or outright snap in half while I use it. But, you get what you pay for, and for 12 bucks I’ve got a presenter that works and I’m happy with it overall