Presentation Remote Lets Users Navigate Content from 100 Feet Away

Plus, the Motorola Moto Z Play’s battery lasts up to 50 hours and Toshiba Tecra X40 notebook computer features multi-touch wide viewing angle display.

by / March 2017

In the Limelight

The Logitech Spotlight presentation remote lets users navigate slides and interact with on-screen content from up to 100 feet away. Spotlight has mouse-like cursor control to play videos and open links, and unlike a laser, the cursor and highlights are visible to both a live audience and those on a video conference. With the app, users can toggle pointer mode, set timed vibration alerts or activate more advanced functions like volume control with hand gestures. The Spotlight connects instantly via USB receiver or Bluetooth Smart technology. It is plug-and-play on most devices and compatible with popular presentation apps. The remote features smart recharging: One minute of charge gives three hours of use.

Called Up

The Motorola Moto Z Play cellphone gets up to eight hours of power after 15 minutes of charging. Fully charged, the battery lasts up to 50 hours. The fingerprint reader lets users lock and unlock the phone, as well as log in to apps and make mobile payments. It contains 3 GB RAM memory and 32 GB of storage with microSD Card support of up to 2 TB. The Moto Z Play has a 5.5-inch super AMOLED display, offering 1080p full high definition (1080 x 1920), and uses the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system. The rear 16 MP camera has laser auto-focus, color-balancing dual LED flash, 4X digital zoom, panorama and video stabilization.

Secure Computing

The 14-inch Toshiba Tecra X40 notebook computer measures 16.9 mm thick, weighs 2.76 pounds and features a full HD (1920 x 1080) multi-touch wide viewing angle display. It also contains a solid state drive, Intel 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and biometric and facial authentication technologies. The touchpad contains a fingerprint sensor called SecurePad with Synaptics Natural ID fingerprint sensor4. The integrated infrared camera allows for facial authentication via Windows Hello face sign-in. The Tecra also features a premium magnesium alloy ToughBody chassis, shock-absorbing design and honeycomb reinforcement for increased durability.

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Miriam Jones Chief Copy Editor

Miriam Jones is chief copy editor of Government Technology, Governing, Public CIO and Emergency Management magazines. She joined e.Republic in 2000 as an editor of Converge magazine.

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