Logitech Spotlight Review
Sleek design makes it comfortable to handle
Ease of Use
User-friendly and simple 3-button interface
Comes with advanced features for smoother presentations
Responsive customer service
What We Like
What We Don't Like
The Logitech Spotlight, just like any other pointer, allows you to move back and forth your slideshow. The Highlight of it, however, is that it allows you to emphasize an area on your presentation by circling and magnifying it.
It does what a cursor would do on the screen, with a few exciting features worth looking into like Smart Time Management. We can’t help but notice Logitech Spotlight’s sleek design, but that comes at a hefty price.
When you’re in the middle of an important business presentation, the last thing you want is a remote pointer that doesn’t come to the rescue.
A presentation pointer allows you to shuffle between slides, without having to hold the mouse.
So, what does the Logitech Spotlight bring to the table?
Read on to find out!
Spotlight is an innovative presentation remote with a lot of advanced features. Logitech has come a long way since the R400, R500, and R800 presentation remote pointers in terms of design and features.
The Spotlight’s mission, according to Logitech, is to give you more control over your presentations.
The Logitech Spotlight is sleek and thin with superior build quality. We have to admit, it’s a far cry from ugly remote controller.
It comes with three buttons; a large “next” button, and two other smaller buttons with the same color as the remote.
The bottom side of the Spotlight is partly covered with rubberized material for a firm grip.
It measures 1.2 inches wide and 5.2 inches long and is available in four colors; silver, gold, slate, and red.
- Highlight and magnify on screen - go beyond traditional laser pointing. Use the advanced pointer...
- Mouse-like cursor control - Use the on-screen cursor to play and pause videos, open links, and enjoy...
- Smart time management - Spotlight reminds you when it's time to wrap up. The presentation remote...
The Spotlight is very light at only 1.7 oz with the batteries included.
Who is it For?
The Logitech Spotlight costs almost double the price of most other pointers, so it’s essential to know if it’s the right one for you before you go for it.
If presentations are a regular part of what you do, then you might want to consider the Logitech Spotlight. Public speakers, business professional, and university professors could all benefit from this remote controller.
Moreover, if you are looking for a “digital” laser pointer that is seamlessly working on LCD or TV screens, then this Logitech Spotlight is the best fit for you.
On the other hand, if you only present every once in a while or presentations aren’t all that important in your career, then you may want to consider a more budget-friendly option.
What’s in the Box?
Along with the Logitech Spotlight presentation remote, you’ll also get:
- Charging cable
- Proprietary receiver
- User documents
Overview of Features
The Logitech stands out from the crowd with several features. In this section, we'll go over each of them.
Advanced Pointer System
The Logitech Spotlight isn't your basic pointer. The pointer system has Highlight, Magnify, and Digital Laser modes.
The three modes can be turned on and off individually. If more than one mode is enabled, you can switch between them using the Spotlight button.
With the three modes, you can choose to enable or disable the Cursor control; so you won’t be able to click on videos or links.
You can also use the Freeze Mode, which freezes the effect until you let go of the top button.
With this option, you can highlight a section of your presentation and dim the background to draw more focus and create engagement.
This Magnify feature allows you to zoom in on an area of your screen.
Digital Laser Mode
This mode enables you to use a simple on-screen pointer.
The Logitech Spotlight can be fully charged within one hour using the USB cable. If you’re in a hurry, you can charge it for one minute and get a whopping 3-hour presentation time.
Smart Time Management
Once you install the Logitech Spotlight software, you can use it to set a timer to keep track of your presentation. The timer starts with your first slide.
You can also set a few milestone timers so you can keep track of sections within your presentations. The Spotlight sends you a vibration alert five minutes before the end of your presentation.
Using the app, you can adjust your keys according to your preference. You can assign a function for the next or back button.
These functions include adjusting the volume, starting the presentation, and gesture-controlled scrolling.
Long Control Range
The Logitech Spotlight allows you to freely present within most venues with its 100 ft. range.
The Spotlight works with many presentation platforms, so you won’t have to worry about compatibility issues.
These platforms include PowerPoints, Prezi, Google Slide, PDF, and Keynote on both Windows and Mac OS.
Although many remote pointers claim to be compatible for use on TVs and screens, they usually aren’t very visible.
Logitech seems to have noticed that issue, and came up with the solution; the Logitech Spotlight. With its highlight option, this digital remote pointer has perfect visibility on LCD screens and TVs.
How to Use the Logitech Spotlight
Before you use the Spotlight, you’ll have to install the app. Charge the Spotlight for one minute then connect it to your computer.
You can connect it via Bluetooth or by plugging the USB receiver into your computer.
The app will allow you to pre-set the buttons, set a timer and, adjust the pointer effects.
What if Logitech Spotlight isn't for Me?
If the Logitech Spotlight is out of your budget range, then you may want to check out the Logitech R800 remote pointer.
- The brilliant Green laser pointer is powerful and easy to see, even on LCD and Plasma displays and...
- The LCD display with timer lets you manage your time with silent, vibrating alerts and controls that...
- With a range of up to 100 feet (30 meters), you can enjoy the freedom to move around the room and...
Like the Spotlight, it comes with a 100 ft. range. It also features a green laser pointer and it’s easy to use.
The Final Verdict
We have to admit that the Logitech Spotlight comes with a few remarkable features that we haven’t seen in any other remote pointer.
It is elegant, feels comfortable in the hand, and includes functions to make your presentation smoother and more engaging. But all those features come at a price.
With that said, if you’re an occasional presenter, you may want to check more affordable options. However, if you give presentations often, the Logitech Spotlight is a terrific option.
Last update on 2020-01-20 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API.