Atek Tote-Remote Makes Presentations Portable

 
 
By Jim Rapoza  |  Posted 2002-10-14 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

When you're giving a presentation in front of a group, you usually have two options: Walk back and forth to your laptop to move the slides along or hope that the projector has remote control capabilities.

When youre giving a presentation in front of a group, you usually have two options: Walk back and forth to your laptop to move the slides along or hope that the projector has remote control capabilities.

However, the Tote-Remote from Atek Electronics provides another option: a remote control combined with a USB dongle that makes it possible to remotely manage presentations from any system using standard wireless technology.

To use the Tote-Remote, I simply plugged the dongle into a USB port and was ready to go. Using the slim remote control, I could skip forward and backward through PowerPoint slides and could also access an F5/Escape button that started or stopped a presentation. The remote control also includes a standard laser pointer.

The remote control works with other applications such as Word or Web browsers, but in these, the control simply moves the cursor up and down. The Tote-Remote requires a lithium coin battery rather than a standard less expensive, more widely available battery.

The Tote-Remote is priced at $79 and works with most Windows and Macintosh systems. More information is available at www.atek.com.

 
 
 
 
Jim Rapoza, Chief Technology Analyst, eWEEK.For nearly fifteen years, Jim Rapoza has evaluated products and technologies in almost every technology category for eWEEK. Mr Rapoza's current technology focus is on all categories of emerging information technology though he continues to focus on core technology areas that include: content management systems, portal applications, Web publishing tools and security. Mr. Rapoza has coordinated several evaluations at enterprise organizations, including USA Today and The Prudential, to measure the capability of products and services under real-world conditions and against real-world criteria. Jim Rapoza's award-winning weekly column, Tech Directions, delves into all areas of technologies and the challenges of managing and deploying technology today.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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