The PR100-R is Canon's stylish presenter suitable for business and educational purposes and is easy to operate with a stylish ergonomic body design and clear keys.
Canon PR100-R - presentation remote control is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 50.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Ian from Purchaser ReviewUnlike the other about 50 reviews I did not receive the PR100-R free in return for a review. My cost was about twice that for similar presenters. However, having had less than stellar experience with three other presenters, I decided to try the Canon. I have had excellent customer support for their printers. Instructions confusingly combine English and Spanish, but more important are incomplete. There is no description of the screen icons, and no mention the screen goes blank in about 10 seconds. So to know the time left to talk you must press a button. There should be an option to keep the screen visible. This also means there is no visual indication the Presenter is on other than switch position. I am unsure of the function of the launch slide show button, and its function is not mentioned in the instructions. I do like that the computer connection is automatic - just insert the dongle.
Date published: 2016-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by 401kConsultant from Simple & EffectiveI received this item for free to use as a trial and found it to be perfectly suitable for my use. I present occasionally in front of large groups for work and need a simple tool that will perform as expected, without too many bells and whistles getting in the way of the actual presentation. This definitely fits the bill.
Date published: 2016-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fred A from First Time I've Been Wowed By a Wireless PointerThis is an amazing presentation pointer. I do regular presentations for college students and I'm used to using the presentation pointers that the university provides. First, it's simple to set-up on any computer. The pointer has a usb dongle embedded in it, which you can slide out and put in the usb slot on the computer you're utilizing. The device works seamlessly from that point and its use is very intuitive. Also, the pointer has great range. I walked all around the lecture hall and I never found a spot that it wouldn't work from. However, these aren't even my favorite features. My favorite aspect of this pointer is the timer. Generally, my presentations are scheduled for between 30 minutes up to 2 hours. Often when I'm presenting I can lose track of how long I've been speaking, and end up going over my allotted time. This presentation pointer can be set for your scheduled time and will give you vibrating alerts at specific intervals. I believe for longer presentations it will give you a vibrate at the halfway point, but no matter the length of the presentation, it will vibrate at the 5 minute point and the 1 minute point. Such a great idea, and I'm surprised it hasn't been used more regularly. I must admit that I enjoyed using the pointer much more than I anticipated. Thankfully, I was offered the device as a free sample to review, but I would gladly purchase again if I ever lose this one.
Date published: 2016-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by DW in AZ from Canon PR 100-RThe pointer has a built-in red laser pointer that is bright enough to be used in a well-lit room yet still be seen from the back of the auditorium. The transmission distance possible with the device is enough that the controls work properly over the space of a large stage so long as the computer is at the podium. If the computer is in the back of a large auditorium, you may find that you're too far away for the transmission to reach the USB device. However, with two fresh AAA batteries (included), I had no difficulties. There is a built in LCD timer which counts down from a time which you can easily preset in advance, with alarms automatically going off (quietly and with a vibration in your hand) as you reach 5 minutes and 1 minute prior to the end of your presentation, then again when time runs out. The entire device fits well in your hand and has a small nub on the forward button to allow you to move forward with slides without needing to look at the device. A slide switch on one side permits you to choose between MS PowerPoint and Apple Keynote operation.The entire device fits within a small protective zipped bag so that it can easily be carried with your laptop. An on/off switch saves battery power when the PR100-R is not being actively used. Overall, the unit works as promised. Five stars since it can quickly be set up without installing any software and operates intuitively.
Date published: 2016-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jeska88 from Simple worth the moneyThis simple gadget remote sure made my life easier doing large screened power point project presentations. I appreciate the Lazer Pointer the most. I do have to meantion I was provided this remote free of charge to give my honest review. It is a great item. I set a reminder when I only had a few minutes left which helped me tons. Wifi is great. Nothing I didn't like especially when the price is affordable. comes from a great name brand as well.
Date published: 2016-05-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by KarenC from Which There Was a 4.5 Star RatingACCESSORIES: 2 Maxell AAA alkaline batteries, case, USB adapter, instructions. I would prefer rechargeable AAAs or an internal rechargeable battery pack + USB charger, but at least you can get up & running right away. The neoprene type case & zipper feel sturdy, but I wish it had an outside pocket to store batteries when not in use to avoid corrosion (& so you don`t show up to do a presentation without batteries). The battery compartment is easy to remove & feels durable. It is nice that the USB RF dongle slides into the base of the remote for storage, but I do worry about dirt/oil build up (a sliding cover for the empty cavity would be great).DONGLE USB SETUP: When I plugged the dongle into a USB port on My 17` MacBook Pro, its auto-setup took 1-2 minutes (no software installation req.), but returned an unable to recognize keyboard error. I unplugged & reinserted the dongle & it then correctly recognized my keyboard with no further error messages.REMOTE USAGE: On the top left side is a slider with 3 modes: off, Keynote/Macs, & PPT/Windows. I also tried it in Google Docs with a FireFox browser & it worked! That`s great if you`re in a situation without the right software but have internet access. The only thing that didn`t work in Google Docs was the black screen command.On the top right side are two long buttons that control the timer functions (e.g., presentation length, star timer, time left check, reset timer).I liked the LCD screen: it is easy to read, you can verify your commands, see how many minutes are left, & a vertical red light bar shows when the laser is on. Having a combined PPT remote/laser pointer is a huge plus. Under the LCD is a big laser pointer button, a slide back/forward button, & two less intuitive white buttons. The left white button a) toggles between presentation or a black screen & b) turns the timer notification vibration on/off. It`s very confusing to have these unrelated functions on one button. The right white button is only used to start the slideshow. A more intuitive layout would move the vibration control on the right side with the other timer controls.9 buttons may sound like a lot, but they offer a lot of control/customization options, & most are very intuitive.The timer counts minutes & seconds, & counts down backwards from the set presentation length. Gives a 5, 1, & no minutes left notification. It would be great if users could add additional notification intervals in the timer setup menu (e.g., notifications every 10 or 15 minutes so that I can pace an entire presentation/not try to squish everything into the last 5 minutes). I love that when the timer counts down to zero, it starts counting UP to let you know how far over time you are running.I tested distances from very close to 20 feet. Even in a partially lit room, the red RF beam was easily seen at any distance (great if you need some light to refer to notes or your audience needs to take notes).I don`t like that the screen goes black a few seconds after the last button press. While conserving batteries, it is really annoying if you just want to quickly glance at the timer without pressing a button & it makes my right thumb feel like it might move the power/OS toggle slider. However, the countdown timer does continue uninterrupted when the screen turns off.The black & white color looks VERY dated/1990s. I would prefer the black OR an silver (no 2-toneds, no white).SUMMARY: Although I received this unit in exchange for an unbiased review, I was quite impressed with it & would readily recommend it to others and buy one myself. The most functions are intuitive to use even without looking at the manual. Again, I would like the functions of the two front white buttons to be refined, more upscaled color options, a case that stores the batters outside of the unit, more timer controls, & a longer screen dimming interval. However, any gripes pale in comparison to all of the features packed into this little powerhouse.
Date published: 2016-05-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by CJW from Freedom to roamI received a free sample of the Canon Red Laser Wireless Presenter and could not be happier with it's performance. Lightweight design was comfortable for everyday use. Vibrant red laser made a great impact during my presentation. Long range allowed for ‘working the room’. The backlit LCD and timer helped me keep on schedule. The presenter remote is ergonomically styled to fit comfortably in the palm of your hand.The presenter remote is styled to fit comfortably in the palm of your hand.
Date published: 2016-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hilary S from Easy to use!I received a free sample of this Canon wireless presenter to review. I am a high school teacher and this presenter worked well for in class slide show presentations. It was easy to use and I did not have to install anything on my computer in order to use it. It allowed me to circulate around the classroom while making my presentation. I was able to use it with both a PC and a Mac. I would recommend this presenter to teachers who give frequent Power Point presentations in class.