The PR1000-R is Canon's wireless laser presenter and an indispensable model for business travel.
Canon PR1000-R - presentation remote control is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 24.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Molly S from Quality presenterThis is a quality presenter remote! It fits nicely in the hand, and it`s well-designed. I received it free in exchange for my honest review. The buttons are easy to operate, and I would recommend it to anyone.
Date published: 2016-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by Debbie G from Solid quality, not flimsyFirst I must mention the packaging of this product. It was amazingly easy to access the laser pointer, unlike so many products nowadays that take 10 minutes to break into the packaging. It also came with the required AAA battery, so I was ready to get started without having to seek out the appropriate battery, and didn`t need special tools to install the battery.I have very little experience with synchronizing products to my computer, but pairing the pointer with my computer went very easily. I didn’t need to consult the instruction sheet at all before I was in business! The controls are intuitive and respond well, the buttons are not flimsy or loose like I’ve noticed on cheaper products, and the pointer rested comfortably in my hand during my presentation. The pointer is small and takes little space in my desk drawer, ready to be grabbed for my next presentation. This was sent to me free of charge in exchange for writing a review.
Date published: 2016-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tara D from Great product!I recently received a free sample of the Canon Red Laser Wireless Presenter to review, and I couldn't be happier! I'm a teacher and this was a perfect product for me to test out in my classroom. I was easily able to learn how to use this with my SmartBoard. The volume control and slide operation buttons were easy to use. I was able to freely move around my classroom without worry of losing the signal. The red laser was bright and easy to see, as well. This would make a great addition to any office or classroom environment.
Date published: 2016-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by reva v from Easy to use!I received this presenter remote as a sample to review. Overall, I found the design of the remote very sleek and easy to use. The functionality is good and the best part is that it can be used with other brands of tech. The laser pointer range allowed me to walk around the room to present and be free from the hassle of having to tell someone "next slide".
Date published: 2016-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by Renee from 5 stars!Review of Canon PR100-R, RED LASER WIRELESS PRESENTERI received this wireless presenter for free to review.Humans are natural born pointers. We have ten fingers with which to direct the attention of others to a specific area. But fingers have their limits. The person gesturing must be literally within arms-reach of the area they are indicating or accuracy begins to rapidly diminish.This is where sticks become helpful. A good pointing stick can extend the ability of a presenter to point by inches or even feet. Sticks also have their limitations, however. The range of accuracy is still relatively confined to a small radius around the presenter. There are travel considerations, too. It is cumbersome to travel with a 36 inch presentation stick on an airplane or in a carpool.And this brings us to laser pointers. What could be more accurate than a laser? Nothing is more precise, especially at great distances. A laser is the perfect tool for a presenter. Enter: The Canon PR100-R Laser Wireless Presenter. It’s more than just a laser pointer—it’s a complete presentation tool.The PR100-R comes neatly packaged in Canon’s easily recognizable red and white box design; featuring a product window where the blister-pack surrounding the presentation tool bulges upward beyond the plain rectangle of cardboard, beckoning the potential presenter to caress its gentle curve. Upon opening the box the user will discover structural cardboard buffers, a multi-lingual documentation pamphlet, and a single 1.5V AAA battery to power the PR100-R.I haven’t given it much thought up to this point, but I suppose the -R is shorthand for “red,” implying that there may be alternate color options for the laser. Red is an arresting color and the classic mental image of a laser’s proper appearance. Green is a more friendly color but is also a higher powered laser. I do not think that a person could blind an airline pilot with the PR100-R. I would like to give a presentation with a PR100-B, though (blue).The battery compartment is secure yet opens easily. It may be placed slightly forward on the device because the weight of the battery made the pointer feel front heavy. I worried that the tool may slip forward from my hand. Ultimately, it was a non-issue.The PR100 is ergonomically shaped with a forward swell tapering slightly as it recedes to the back of the device. And it’s all business with the monochromatic charcoal and gray with silver highlights. The attractive industrial design should match any notebook computer and look right at home in your messenger bag. It’s about the size of a large permanent marker. Big enough to keep track of and small enough to not add bulk to the pile of things you might carry around all day.While the device seems solidly built, there is a rattle when shaking the pointer. I think it’s the ON/OFF switch. It would be nice if the switch was internally buffeted with a rubber gasket or something to keep it from rattling. I want eyes on my presentation, not on rattling distractions.First thing is first, let’s test the laser. Somewhat unintuitively, the user must first switch the device from [OFF] to [ON] even to use the laser. This is presumably to save battery by disabling the pings of the PR100’s wireless presentation features. Not a huge deal. If you merely need to point and can’t be hassled with toggle switches, you may decide to expand your search options and include other laser pointers.The laser is strong and bright. It quickly and accurately points from a great distance. I tested the laser beam on a mirror and it bounced right off just like you would expect. It works well in a dark room as well as a brightly lit room. It keeps a tight dot at distances. This is a good laser.What sets the PR100 apart from other laser pointers, though, are its presentation capabilities. It includes buttons for playing a slideshow, advancing and reversing slides, and adjusting the volume of an audio presentation. The buttons are the same size as the laser button and spaced equally from each other. Though the laser button is slightly domed, it may take some time to become adjusted to the layout for use without looking down at your hand every slide. That’s something you don’t want to do if you want to look like a pro at giving presentations.Before setting up the PR100 to work with my computer I was scared I’d have to go through some terrible setup process or figure out how to get Bluetooth to recognize the device. I didn’t have to call IT and setup was a breeze. There is a wireless USB dongle hidden cleverly in the base of the tool. Windows instantly recognized new hardware and got the drivers installed without any issues. Within a very short time I was able use the PR100 on my computer.I pulled up an old presentation to test out the slideshow button functions and it worked like a charm. Play. Forward. Back. End. Pointing with a laser all the while. The volume buttons do not control the PC volume. I also tested it with a video in Windows Media Player and an audio track in Winamp. It does not control the volume of those either. It seems that the volume controls only work in PowerPoint. It makes sense, but that’s something to consider if you have media files that aren’t embedded in your presentation.I do have a minor criticism of this device. When using the laser, you can obviously tell that the laser is being used because of the red beam emitted from the front of the device. The other buttons also illuminate a small red light to let the user know that the button is registering the press. Except I’m pretty sure it’s not a small LED light indicator and it’s just a hole that allows the laser to act as the indication light (without emitting the main beam). Maybe this was to save weight, cost, battery, or similar thought process. But it forces the user to look at a laser beam.Overall this is a really nice product that I’m glad to have in my sack of presentation tools. For close up presentations examining an object—like Antiques Roadshow—I still prefer a short pointing stick. And on the go, you can’t beat the portability and efficiency of pointing with fingers. But for all business slideshow presentations, the Canon PR100-R is going to be cradled comfortably in my non-dominant hand.
Date published: 2016-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mike G from AWESOME FEATURES, COMPACT AND LIGHTWEIGHT!!The Canon PR1000-R Presenter Remote has been quite an interesting addition to my collection of gadgets and gizmos. I received this item in exchange for writing a review and I have to tell you that I can't stop using it. I find myself using it for a variety of things beyond the obvious laser pointer use for presentations. It is lightweight and compact enough to fit in my shirt pocket. The added volume control and dongle features make computer presentations much more manageable and easy to produce.This tiny tool is something that I never new I needed until now. A DEFINITE MUST HAVE FOR ANY PRESENTER!
Date published: 2016-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by M Kim from So lightweight and easy to use!I was sent a free sample in exchange for an honest review of this product. I really like the Canon PR1000-R Presenter Remote. It is lightweight and so easy to use. No need to hassle with difficult buttons or software. You plug in the dongle in the computer you are using to do your presentation, then turn ON the remote, and voila! You got your remote ready and set to go. I recommend this product for anyone that needs a quality and easy to use laser pointer.
Date published: 2016-04-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by Arthur A from Great presentation tool!I received a free sample of this Canon Presenter Remote in exchange for agreeing to write a review. I am very pleased and impressed with this presenter remote. It is very sleek and not bulky, works great, battery life is outstanding, has definitely become a must presentation tool.