The 7 Best PowerPoint Clickers on the Market (2023 Review)

Written by co-founder Kasper Langmann, Microsoft Office Specialist.

Want to step up your presentation game? A smart and reliable PowerPoint clicker is all you need๐ŸŽฏ

It is a small wireless remote that fits in your hand. Use it to move between different slides. Pause or restart, laser point, and control what your audience gets to see.

The right PowerPoint clicker can turn you into a presentation wizard๐Ÿง™๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ

But with so many of them on the market, how do you find the right one? Below, I’ve listed the seven absolute best PowerPoint clickers on the market.

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My top pick is the Logitech R800.

It stands out as one of the most advanced clickers with very well-thought-out features. Such as a small LCD to help you track the time gone into presenting. Set a timer on it or monitor the battery level of your clicker๐Ÿ”‹

However, these might not make the most important features for your needs. To find the best of the best for yourself, continue reading.

A quick note of how we test each clicker

Each clicker on this list is best in at least one crucial aspect. Be it the battery or the laser light, or something else.

To pull this list together, we have evaluated each presenter on a total of 5 parameters ๐Ÿ’ช

Laser Pointer, Battery, Control Range, Compatibility, User Friendliness.

So, in the review below, we will score each of these parameters for every clicker. Based on these, you can find the clicker that best suits your needs.

This list was last updated on August 7th, 2023.

1. Logitech R800 (Best Overall)

The Logitech R800 is the perfect choice for professionals who canโ€™t stand anything less than perfection.

The best highlight of this presenter? An excellent battery life. It works on two AAA batteries that will give you a 20-hour lifetime in laser light mode๐Ÿ˜

And in simple presentation mode, the battery life goes up to 1050 hours. No meeting lasts longer than that.

logitech_wireless_presenter_r800

Plus, the LCD screen allows users to track the battery life. So you are well informed about the battery life, and there’s no guessing game.

Specifications in the version we reviewed

  • Laser Light: Green laser light
  • Connectivity: Plug-and-play USB Receiver
  • Battery: 2 AAA batteries
  • Control Range: 100 Feet (30 meters)
  • Special feature: LCD Display with track of time and battery
  • Price: $78

Score on review parameters

  • Laser Pointer: Green laser light is a big plus as it never fails (not even in well-lit rooms).
  • Battery Type: Two replaceable AAA batteries give you an excellent battery life of 20 to 1050 hours.
  • Control Range: A 100-feet control range. This means you can roam around your conference room (and even in a nearby garden) freely. The clicker will still work. And if you get a little too away, the reception indicator will beep to bring you back in the control range.
  • User Friendliness: Plug and play means just connecting the USB receiver to any Windows PC, and that’s it. No complicated setups. When done, unplug the USB receiver and store it inside the actual clicker.
  • LCD Screen: Here’s an additional feature that we would love to highlight. The LCD on top of the presenter allows you to track the time, the battery, and wireless reception. Get silent or vibration alerts when the battery goes low.
  • Value-for-Money: For $78 and all these modern features, we won’t call it exorbitant. But yes, slightly overpriced.

Overall Spreadsheeto Rating: ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š (6/6)

This, in my view, is the best choice for professionals. With live information on the LCD screen, there’s no chance of running out of battery or range.

Kasper Langmann, Co-founder of Spreadsheeto

2. Kensington Wireless Presenter K33272WW (Best Basic)

If you need a basic PowerPoint clicker thatโ€™s reliable and easy to use, look no further. This wireless presenter from Kensington will take care of it all.

With a four-intuitive-button design, it is very user-friendly. You need not wrap your head around a complicated design with lots of buttons and unnecessary functions๐Ÿ˜

It’s simple, very durable, and ergonomically built to fit your hands.

Kensington Wireless Presenter K33272WW

It offers AES 28-bit encryption (also adopted by the US Govt. as the encryption standard). This makes it safe and secure against any hacking attempts.

Specifications in the version we reviewed

  • Laser Light: Red       
  • Connectivity: Plug-and-play USB Receiver
  • Battery: External battery
  • Control Range: 65 Feet
  • Special feature: AES 128-bit encryption (secure wireless technology)
  • Price: $38

Score on review parameters

  • Laser Pointer: A red pointer laser light is great for a basic presenter.
  • Battery Type: Replaceable battery goes a long way.
  • Control Range: A Plug-and-play 2.4GHz and 65 feet control range are pretty good even if you have a large-sized auditorium to address.
  • User Friendliness: An intuitive design of four buttons to move between slides, hide the screen and use the laser light makes it very user-friendly.
  • Value-for-Money: If youโ€™re focused on reliability and longevity โ€“ a basic design for $38 might bring great value for you. But considering the only very basic features offered by it, we donโ€™t score it great in this aspect.

Overall Spreadsheeto Rating: ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿค (5/6)

Although the Kensington K33272WW provides an internal compartment for storing the USB receiver, it’s inside the battery cover.

You might find it difficult to detach the battery cover to store the USB receiver every time. Other clicker models have a more convenient style for USB receiver storage.

Kasper Langmann, Co-founder of Spreadsheeto

3. Kensington K72426AMA (Best Cursor Control)

Which is the second best PowerPoint clicker on this list? The Kensington K72426AMA.

Why? The list of reasons is a little longโœŒ

But the best part is the joystick in it that gives you cursor control. This PowerPoint clicker from Kensington is almost a portable mouse.

Other clickers would allow you to move between slides, but what if you want to click something on the slide (like a hyperlink)? Would you rush back to your PC to use the mouse? That’s no longer needed.

Use this clicker to launch any file or click anywhere with its joystick.

Kensington K72426AMA

Wireless presenter with bright green laser pointer and cursor control for presentations.

Specifications in the version we reviewed

  • Laser Light: Green laser
  • Connectivity: Plug-and-play USB / MicroSD Card
  • Battery: External battery
  • Control Range: 150 Feet (50 meters)
  • Compatibility: Windows & Mac OS X (Keynote and PowerPoint)
  • Special feature: Cursor control mode (Joystick helps using it as a mouse)
  • Price: $45

Score on review parameters

  • Laser Pointer: Green laser light which is 10X brighter than ordinary red laser pointers. Also, if you think red is a little too harsh to use on-screen, go green.
  • Battery Type: Replaceable battery.
  • Control Range: Excellent control range of 150 feet. Thatโ€™s the best control range we have seen in all the presenters reviewed until now.
  • User Friendliness: Simple design with four intuitive buttons. Specially designed contours to facilitate holding for long hours.
  • Value-for-Money: Excellent features for a reasonable price of $45. Great value for money.

Overall Spreadsheeto Rating: ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š (6/6)

Kensington offers similar models in two opalescent colors โ€“ pearl white and rose gold. Both of them are real eye candies. If you want an aesthetic look with great functionality, check out Kensington K75771WW (Pearl White) and K757720WW (Rose Gold).
Kasper Langmann, Co-founder of Spreadsheeto
Device in Other colors

4. Logitech R500 (Easiest to Use)

Minimalism, but with some sass! If thatโ€™s your demand, the Logitech R500 is meant for you.

The R500 is a hassle-free, reliable presenter. It comes with three big buttons that are intuitively designed so you can confidently navigate between slides without having to look downโšก

logitech_wireless_presenter_r500

Affordable, easy-to-use wireless presenter with laser pointer and presentation mode.

Specifications in the version we reviewed

  • Laser Light: Red laser
  • Connectivity: Plug-and-play USB / Bluetooth
  • Compatibility: Windows, Android, MacOS, Linux. Presentation software (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, iWork, Google Slides, Prezi, etc.)
  • Battery: AAA battery (runs for 12 months)
  • Control Range: 65 Feet (20 meters)
  • Special feature: Pairing with the Logitech Presentation App
  • Price: $76

Score on review parameters

  • Laser Pointer: Bright red laser light
  • Battery Type: Replaceable AAA battery runs for 12 months. Also includes a power saving mode to save battery under low battery conditions. 
  • Control Range: Move away freely for up to a 20 feet control range.
  • User Friendliness: The rubber texture and textured buttons make using this presentation remote control easier. It will fit in your palm snugly. Excellent user-friendliness.
  • Connectivity: If you’re buying R500, must take note of this feature. Unlike all other clickers, the R500 can also be connected via a Bluetooth connection in addition to a USB receiver.
  • Value-for-Money: R500 offers great features but, for $76, it’s a little over-priced.

Overall Spreadsheeto Rating: ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿค (5/6)

If you want to navigate confidently, easily, and freely between slides of your daily presentations โ€“ I believe R500 to be one of the best fits for you. It is compatible with almost all operating systems.
Kasper Langmann, Co-founder of Spreadsheeto

5. Amerteer Wireless Presenter (Best on Budget)

Got hyperlinks in your slides that you want to launch during the presentation?

Ordinary presenters won’t help you with this situation โ€“ you need the Amerteer Wireless Presenter. It’s slim like a pen and lightweight like a feather๐Ÿ–Š

If you need an excellent presenter but are on a tight budget โ€“ youโ€™ll not find an option better than this.

Amerteer wireless

Specifications in the version we reviewed

  • Laser Light: Red laser
  • Connectivity: Plug-and-play USB Receiver
  • Compatibility: Windows, Android, MacOS, Linux. Presentation software (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, iWork, Google Slides, Prezi, etc.)
  • Battery: AAA battery
  • Special feature: Supports hyperlinks
  • Control Range: 39 Feet (12 meters)
  • Price: $12

Score on review parameters

Laser Pointer: Powerful red laser light.
Battery Type: This doesn’t include a battery. You’d have to insert an AAA battery. We don’t appreciate this part much.
Control Range: Allows a control range of 39 feet.
User Friendliness: Very easy to use. Has a hyperlink button that’ll navigate you through all the hyperlinks on the screen with one press. Double-clicking the same button will launch the selected hyperlink. Additionally, it has a very slim design that looks just like a pen.
Value-for-Money: For $12 only, itโ€™s literally like buying a bag of chips (pringles, letโ€™s say). For this price, the value for money on this product is just too good.

Overall Spreadsheeto Rating: ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿค (5/6)

This oneโ€™s a good choice โ€“ and the price tag makes it even better.
Kasper Langmann, Co-founder of Spreadsheeto

6. Amerteer Finger Ring Presenter (Best Ring Presenter)

Let us now move on from simple remote control-shaped designs. Need something different?

Something as compact as a finger ring? Let me introduce you to the Amerteer Finger Ring Presenter๐Ÿ’

A non-slip rubber-based ring clicker that fits around your finger โ€“ no falling off, no need to hold it throughout the presentation. Wear it on and navigate through slides with ease and grace.

Amerteer ring

Specifications in the version we reviewed

  • Laser Light: Red laser
  • Connectivity: Plug-and-Play USB Receiver
  • Compatibility: Windows, Android, MacOS, Linux. Presentation apps (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, iWork, Google Slides, Prezi, etc.)
  • Battery: Built-in rechargeable Li-polymer battery
  • Control Range: 39 Feet (12 meters)
  • Special feature: Rubberized slip-resistant ring made to fit the size of a finger
  • Price: $18.99

Score on review parameters

Laser Pointer: Red laser light to point out any area you like.
Battery Type: No need to replace batteries. Has a rechargeable Li-polymer battery that can be recharged through the USB port. Switch it off when out of use to save power. A charging time of 1 to 1.5 hours allows you a playing time of up to 7 to 10 days. Very seamless.
Control Range: Offers a fine control range of up to 12 meters.
User Friendliness: An anti-slip rubberized ring that fits around your finger โ€“ no worries about dropping it or constantly gripping it. To use all the buttons, you only need your thumb. This makes it very easy to use and carry.
Value-for-Money: For $19 only, itโ€™s dirt cheap. Superb value for money.

Overall Spreadsheeto Rating: ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š (6/6)

Donโ€™t want to be hand-bound while you present? Thatโ€™s one big reason why you need this Ring presenter. Fixes in your finger so you can freely bring your hands to action and animate them just as you like.
Kasper Langmann, Co-founder of Spreadsheeto

7. NINJAABXY Wireless Clicker (Best Ergonomic)

The NINJAABXY Wireless presenter is more of a basic presenter. But, why we like it the most is because of its ergonomic design and value for money๐Ÿ’ธ

It is made using environment-friendly ABS plastics. Plus, it features an ergonomic design that supports long holding hours. And when not in use, slide it into your pocket, and it will unnoticeably fit in.

NINJAABXY contact clicker

Specifications in the version we reviewed

  • Laser Light: Red laser
  • Connectivity: Plug-and-play USB Receiver
  • Compatibility: Windows, Android, MacOS, Linux, MacBook, Chromebook, etc.
  • Battery: AAA battery
  • Control Range: 50 Feet (15 meters)
  • Special feature: Laser range of 300 feet
  • Price: $13.99

Score on review parameters

Laser Pointer: Red laser light that extends across 300 feet.
Battery Type: Replaceable battery.
Control Range: Access up to 50 feet.
User Friendliness: Just plug and play the USB receiver in your computer/laptop โ€“ no software and no setup formalities. The ergonomic design and button placement make it very user-friendly.
Value-for-Money: It comes for $14 only and offers all the basic features of a presenter. We find it to be of great value for the price tag it shows up.

Overall Spreadsheeto Rating: ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š (6/6)

This clicker has got all the good features at a good price. If youโ€™re not particular about an exceptional feature, go for this one.
Kasper Langmann, Co-founder of Spreadsheeto

Wrapping things up…

In the review above, we have pulled together the 7 best PowerPoint presentation clickers from the market.

There are still hundreds of more clickers on the market to choose from. The key to choosing the right presentation clicker for yourself is jotting down your needs and your budget๐Ÿ’ญ

Once you know what you want, and which features can or cannot be compromised, the rest is easy. The clickers above will give you a clear idea of what best can you expect in a particular feature.

After youโ€™ve spotted the right clicker for yourself, how about upgrading the PowerPoint projector? Learn about the 7 best PowerPoint projectors on the market here.