Joycelin Roh joined us at CES 2020 to share the Image Pointer, the latest image-based wireless presentation device from Chois Technology. Chois Technology is a South Korean company that's focused on developing Radio Frequency (RF) interface devices such as RF Presenter and RF PC remote controller. Their X-Pointer brand of laser presentation tools delivered the world's first wireless presenter in 2002, and the devices have been refined considerably since.
The Image Pointer that Roh showcased at CES is an RF powered 2.4GHz presentation device that overcomes the challenges of basic red or green laser pointers and the limited range of motion and screen proximity required by traditional presentation pointers. The Image Pointer makes it easy to highlight portions of a presentation with easily visible large circles or to even customize the "pointer" with brand specific icons and logos. You can also black out the screen entirely, "spotlight" a particular area on a presentation with a brightened circle, or turn the pointer into a magnifier, to expand an area of view. The Image Pointer can also pull a screen shot out for highlighting separately, with the pointer becoming a drawing tool to physically circle or underline material without deprecating the presentation file.
Because the devices use RF rather than Bluetooth, the pointers aren't restricted by distance, and users have full range of motion allowing them to walk around and talk with their audience. The pointer is comfortably ergonomic, and also operates as an "air mouse", allowing seamless transition between a presentation, a keynote, video, or moving content around on the computer.
Retail cost for the rechargeable model is $160 . For the casual user, a $60 model is available, that operates on 2 AAA batteries.
Visit the Chois Technology website to learn more about their wide array of devices, including healthcare and mobile accessories.
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