remote for ppt presentation

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  1. dalton

    dalton Member

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    hi guys, im trying my luck if you know any remote control device that can be used for ppt presentation in my MB, i tried the apple remote but unsuccessful or i might doing it just the wrong way...

    thanks
     
  2. hannibal

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    the apple remote works with infrared so you've got to have a line-of-sight with the macbook when controlling your presentation. if you want one that works with RF, try the other brands like this one, Griffin's Airclick.
     
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    if you have Keynote, you can simply load your PowerPoint file there. Keynote has built in Apple Remote support.

    As an alternative try Mira or Remote Buddy.

    Me i just bought a third party remote. The Apple Remote only works via Line of Sight.
     
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    I don't think you can control Powerpoint with your remote out-of-the-box. You have to install a utility like Remote Buddy to do that. If you have a mobile phone with bluetooth, you can also use Salling Clicker.
     
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    Salling Clicker is the best choice by far if you already have a phone with bluetooth. As much as I love my iPhone, I truly, truly miss Salling Clicker.
     
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    quietcynic,

    You might want to check out Remote Buddy's iPhone/iPod Touch support or Telekinesis.
     
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    If you have a SonyEricsson phone, it has built-in apps to control your Mac via Bluetooth. I've used it in a couple of presentations in the office, my audience were very impressed. :)
     
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    thanks guys

    thanks angelo...got it working now....via remotebuddy
     
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    Chief,
    What brand of 3rd party Remote would you recommend? We do events that line of sight remotes have problems responding at times.

    @hannibal
    Is the griffin available locally?
     
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    sailing clicker is super powerful... with a treo you can see the actual slides using bluetooth (well aprox low resolution) on your handheld. then click forward backward ect... even in itunes you can control the sound and see the album cover on your handheld...

    if i remember you can even use it on keynote among other things...

    yeah i miss my treo and its apps like sailing clicker too...:redface: :(


     
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    I use Pointer on my iPhone. It can be used for Powerpoint and Keynote presentations. Pointer allows you to see the presentation notes, but not the actual slides. Unlike Saling Clicker, it connects to the Macbook via wi-fi. The app is available for purchase on the AppStore; the program for the Mac is a free download from the developer's website.
     
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    Wait, my Apple Remote doesn't work on line-of-sight alone.

    When i'm reporting, I keep my remote in my pocket and I just reach into my pocket to press the "next" button, without ever pulling it out. That being the case, doesn't that mean that it's not just line-of-sight/IR based? I was thinking it worked on RF, too.

    Works for both PowerPoint and Keynote for me. :)
     
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    Sailing Clicker is a shareware. My SE K750i works perfectly for presentations. just need another pointing device though but it works great.
     
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    I thought my Apple Remote was just broken when I was using it with PPT. Now I know better. Thanks guys.
     
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    Are you sure about this? I tried using my Apple Remote and if my MB is behind me when I click, it does not respond.

    I think Apple Remote is IR-based. Can anyone please verify. Thanks .:cool:

     
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    Yup, I've been doing this the past 5 or so months I've had the remote. I'm confused, too!
     
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    If you have a Sony Ericsson phone with bluetooth and Remote Control features enabled, you can use your phone to control your Mac!

    I was fooling around with it the other day. Pushing up on the joystick of the phone makes the mouse go up... kinda creepy actually hahaha
     

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