What are the Remote Control Specifications?
Working environment temperature
Up to 60 feet in any direction
Green (532 nm)
> 0.5 miles
-4F ~ +113F
Two AAA batteries
5.1 x 1.5 x 0.7 inches
are the Reciever Specifications?
Plug and Play version
Flash memory options
98, Me ,2000, XP, Vista, Mac OS or Linux
All versions of Microsoft PowerPoint and Apple Keynote
No Memory, 1GB RAM or 2GB RAM on receiver
None required. Powered by PC.
3.0 x 1.1 x 0.5 inches
easily seen on red slides (e.g. medical, red logos, red backgrounds,
Green (due to the intensity of the laser) is more easily
seen by colorblind people
Green appears up to 10x brighter than red lasers of the same
Green is easily seen from a distance (this is a 60 foot remote!)
Green is unique. It will help you keep the audiences
do I control my presentations?
How do I control the mouse?
thumb on the large rounded optical mouse button located in the center
of the remote. Then, by sliding your thumb gently, you'll see the
cursor on the screen react to your movements in any direction (full
360°). When the moving cursor reaches your desired location
on the screen, simply press down gently on the same button once
to select. (This is the same function as a "Left click"
on a traditional PC mouse). Then gently double-click the same button
(quickly press the same button twice) to enable the "Enter"
function (this is the same function as the "Enter" button
on a keyboard).
How do I use the timer
To set the Timer:
1. Press the "TIME" key. On the LCD screen you'll
notice the "hours" column will begin to flash. Adjust the
desired time (hours) by using the up and down arrows.
2. After the desired hours have been set, press the "TIME"
key again to select the "minutes" column. Again, adjust
the desired time (minutes) by using the up and down arrows.
3. After the desired minutes have been set, press the "TIME"
key again to select the "seconds" column. Again, use the
up and down arrows.
4. Once your desired time of your presentation has been set, press
the "START" key to begin the countdown.
5. At the end of the countdown, the PowerPointer Wizard remote control
will give a vibration alarm signal quietly putting perfect time control
in your hands at presentation events such as business meetings, conferences,
class or church.
do I use the RAM (Optionally Built into the Receiver)?
Once the Receiver is installed
in an available USB port, you should be able to read from the optional
onboard RAM using any software on your computer that supports reading
from a disk. (The RAM, if present, should show up as a "Removable
Disk" drive in any Open dialog or in My Computer or in Windows Explorer
on any Windows PC.) To write to the disk, simply make sure that the
sliding switch on the side of the receiver is Unlocked/Write position.
Then simply save your files to the device just as you would to any
other hard drive on your computer.
is the Battery capacity indicator?
The 2 AAA batteries usually last
about 60 - 90 days with normal use. (But your usage pattern and results
may vary.) But eventually, after multiple uses, when the remaining
battery power drops below 2.3 V, a low-battery indicator will appear
on the remote's LCD screen, reminding you to install fresh batteries.
is the Multimedia Mode Feature?
Pressing the "M" button
on the remote allows you to switch between PowerPoint and Multimedia
modes. (The mode will be displayed on the LCD screen by indicating
Point or Media at the top of your remote.) When this button is pressed,
it will put your remote into a mode that changes the interpretation
of some of its buttons. (So you don't want to press this button accidentally
during a presentation, putting you into Multimedia mode. But, if you
do, just press it again to put your remote back into PowerPoint mode.)
The purpose of the Multimedia mode is to provide you with a convenient
way to start up and control start the iTunes Media Player. Once it
is started up, you can control the volume levels, as well as go forward
and back in your personal musical playlist. This could be a handy
way to play some appropriate mood music as people walk into the room
before your presentation starts.
Using the Laser Pointer