Logitech Wireless Presenter R800 and R400 remotes

Logitech have announced a pair of new wireless presenter remote controls, the Presenter R400 and Presenter R800.  Each offers a laser-pointer and presentation control keys; the R800 adds an LCD display with timer and a vibrating alert which can warn you when you have five, two, and zero minutes left on-stage.

The R400 manages a 50-foot range, while the R800 doubles that to 100-feet; the former has a red laser pointer, while the latter switches that out for a green laser.  The R800 also shows battery status on-screen.

Each requires no drivers on the host machine, and connects via a USB dongle.  The Logitech Wireless Presenter R400 and Presenter R800 will both go on sale in the US and Europe in September, priced at $49.99/£44.99 and $99.99/£69.99 respectively.

Press Release:

Logitech Unveils New Wireless Presenters

Logitech Professional Presenter R800, Logitech Wireless Presenter R400 Help Keep Professionals on Time and on Point

LONDON. – Aug. 5, 2009 – Today, Logitech (SIX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) introduced two options to help you make a big impact during your next presentation – the Logitech® Professional Presenter R800 and the Logitech® Wireless Presenter R400. With laser pointing, wireless convenience and intuitive slideshow controls that can be found by touch, Logitech's new presenters give you the confidence to move freely around the room, so that you focus on delivering a more effective and powerful presentation.

"When you give a presentation you want to engage with your audience, not the technology," said Rory Dooley, senior vice president and general manager of Logitech's Control Devices business unit. "Packed with features that are designed to make you a better presenter, the Professional Presenter R800 and Wireless Presenter R400 eliminate the need to run back and forth to your computer or interrupt your PowerPoint® presentation to tell your colleague to go to the next slide."

"Great presentations are truly aided by the right peripherals," said Yehia Oweiss, Logitech's Regional Director, UK & Ireland. "Loaded with features, Logitech's new wireless presenters help make you a better presenter."

Logitech Professional Presenter R800

The Logitech Professional Presenter R800 puts you in complete control of your presentation. To keep you focused on the crowd and not the clock, the Professional Presenter R800 provides an easy-to-set timer with silent, vibrating alerts. The timer, displayed on a 1-by-1/2-inch LCD, is large enough to see with a quick glance – and vibrates when you have five, two and zero minutes left to present. Once the timer hits zero, it begins counting upward for up to sixty minutes so you can see how far you've exceeded your time limit. When you're moving around the room to engage your audience, at a range of up to 100 feet (30 meters), a reception-level indicator on the LCD keeps you from wandering too far. And, with a brilliant green laser pointer it's easy to direct your audience's attention to specific information from across the room – even on flat panel displays and in bright rooms.

Logitech Wireless Presenter R400

The Logitech Wireless Presenter R400 is designed to help you make your point in a smaller meeting room setting. The Wireless Presenter R400 provides a red laser pointer that is easy to see against most backgrounds. A battery power indicator ensures you always have the power you need to finish your presentation, while a range of up to 50 feet (15 meters) lets you move around the room for more engagement with your audience. And, the simple, compact design is easy to use and to take with you.

Both presenters feature a contoured shape that feels great in your hand, so you'll be comfortable no matter how long the presentation lasts. And, to make setup and transport easier, both presenters are plug-and-play – no software required. When it's time to pack up and go, the receiver stores in the presenter, while a carrying case ensures that that it is protected.

Pricing and Availability

The Logitech Professional Presenter R800 is expected to be available in the UK in September for a suggested retail price of £69.99 inc VAT. The Logitech Wireless Presenter R400 is expected to be available in the UK in September for a suggested retail price of £44.99 inc VAT. Both products will also be available through Logitech for Business channels.

About Logitech

Logitech is a world leader in personal peripherals, driving innovation in PC navigation, Internet communications, digital music, home-entertainment control, gaming and wireless devices. Founded in 1981, Logitech International is a Swiss public company listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (LOGN) and on the Nasdaq Global Select Market (LOGI).