I have been using this remote for many years and love the many controls on this "clicker". I've not seen a more versatile clicker yet. That said, I keep waiting for a new model to address the main drawbacks: 1. Red laser. The laser is weak. The spot is difficult to see in large classrooms or at conferences, especially for colour blind people. If only this model came with a green laser! 2. Mouse. Finicky mouse controls makes it hard to operate in fine movements. It ends up being jerky. 3. User-friendly. Because of all the controls (which I would not trade), you can't simply hand the controller to someone presenting who has not used it before. They invariably start pressing the mouse controls at the top to advance their slide and have troubles finding the laser button. I know this pointer like the back of my hand, and love its functionality, but it's not immediately intuitive to others. Overall, I leave my fingers crossed that a green laser version comes out soon. I am going to an international conference this month (and teaching a big course this fall) and will need to find a second pointer for these big screens, which is unfortunate given the purpose of this remote.
This is one of my favorite Hot Dots sets. Although I wish it came with the required Hot Dots pen, this Hot Dots Jr. patterns and sequencing is an excellent learning tool. 36 coated cardstock cards arrived in an hard cardboard box with velcro closure and fabric carrying handle for long term use and abuse by the suggested pre-k aged children. Each double sided card comes with a sequencing or pattern equation on top and a choice of 3 possible answers on the bottom. Next to each possible solution there is a black dot. When the Hot Dots pen (NOT included) is placed on the dot, it will tell the child if they have the correct or incorrect answer. This set is excellent for reinforcing both pattern and sequencing concepts and I would recommend it to both parents and therapists. The 3yo enjoyed the pens feedback when using although some cards were a bit difficult for him. The 6yo enjoyed it a lot and was able to answer most cards with each. I even used the sequencing cards with my 8yo to help with comprehension and storytelling. An excellent, well made educational tool. I received this item for review but all opinions are my own.
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