Logitech Unveils Spotlight Remote To Add Life To Presentations And Enable More Natural Control
Logitech hopes that Spotlight will install confidence in its handler, allowing you to both magnify and highlight on-screen content to engage viewers, very much like its namesake suggests. The remote works from a distance of up to 100 feet and tramples old school laser pointers by providing the ability to work like a mouse cursor. This allows you to easily open links, enlarge pictures, and initiate videos. More importantly, the cursor movements are visible to both a live audience and those viewing the presentation remotely. And it does so without line of site connectivity required, along with auto-centering algorithms that ensure the presenter is quite literally always on point and squarely on the screen.
Accompanying Spotlight is an app that allows you to toggle a pointer mode, set timed vibration alerts, use hand gestures for volume and other controls. Logitech also promises to unlock new functionality with the app in the future.
Spotlight can connect to a computer via Bluetooth or a USB dongle. Spotlight also charges over USB, with Logitech stating that a one-minute charge is good enough for up to three hours of use (so, you now don't have an excuse for the battery on your remote dying).
The Spotlight Presentation Remote is currently available for $130 direct from Logitech or from Apple. Wider availability through additional retailers will come in March.