Not to underestimate: Genius Media Pointer 100 | 356labs | Presentation Agency


If you are reading this blog post there is no question you are either a presenter already or you want to become such. This post is important for all of us as speakers, so please feel to share it with your friends who are part of our “group”.

Every now and then I am seeing someone take over the stage, start his PowerPoint slideshow and then when the moment for the next slide comes he or she goes to the computer to click on the right arrow key on the keyboard in order to make that happen. That, of course, as you probably guessed already, happens for every other slide change too and let’s put it here once and forever – this is not cool. What’s more – it’s not professional(we even have a Presentation Reaction for it). By going back to your computer(or staying next to it hiding yourself from the audience) you are not helping yourself as a speaker. Every one of those clicks on the keyboard are distracting your audience, stopping the flow of your presentation and surely wasting time. The fix of this problem is incredibly simple – you go and buy a pointer. Which one, though, you may ask?

You have probably seen or at least heard people recommending the great media pointers by Logitech(they call them “presenters” on their site). And I will agree – these are great, great devices and if you are fan of the brand – just go ahead and buy one. They are a bit pricey, but the quality and the amount of built-in features is second to none. In my opinion, however, the Logitech’s presenters(let’s now use this word) have one tiny problem – their size. I just don’t like the fact that when I am using them people can see part of them in my head during the whole time. I just don’t like that.

Genius Media Pointer 100 has been my choice for at least 5 years now and no, I don’t like it because it’s cheaper than Logitech’s products. I like it because of the thing I just mentioned – it’s size. It’s smaller than any of the products of Logitech and at the same time it has everything you need(or at least I think so) – buttons for previous and next slide, red laser pointer + the standard buttons for going into full screen – leaving it and putting a black background on the screen – removing it. Yes, it’s does not feel as premium as any of Logitech’s models, but that does not concern me at all and I believe it should not concern you too. It works brilliantly with both Mac and PCs and it’s so light you may probably forget about it at some point during your presentation! 🙂

Seriously now, if you don’t have a pointer and you claim yourself to be a professional speaker – go get one(or find the way how you can turn your smartphone into such – there’s an app for every platform out there). Which one you will get – it’s up to you. Just don’t underestimate the Genius Media Pointer 100 and know about it because I can guarantee to you that it’s just a great pointer that’s not just cheaper than its Logitech competitors, but also has some advantages over them. 😉

Hope this is useful. Cheers!

P.S. To all of you speakers – which pointer do you use? Let me know in the comments. Would love to hear it from you. 🙂

Boris Hristov

Founder at 356labs.

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