Logitech Spotlight Review

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The Logitech Spotlight is a good option for a presentation pointer. Whether you’re a teacher, lecturer or you work in a business and you need to give presentations, you’ll likely need something to maintain the flow of your presentation. Why? Well, keeping your presentation flowing is very important to the overall reception amongst your audience.

In this brief review, I’ll give you my honest thoughts on whether you should opt for the Spotlight or if your money is better spent elsewhere.

Logitech Spotlight Review – How good is it?

The Logitech Spotlight isn’t particularly cheap, so it’s worth knowing whether it’s actually worth your investment. I had the fortune of borrowing this presentation pointer from a friend recently for a few days, and I can give you an honest and impartial opinion (I use a R500 normally as I don’t need anything fancy).

(Discontinued) Logitech Spotlight Presentation Remote - Advanced Digital Highlighting with Bluetooth, Universal Compatibility, 30M Range and Quick Charging – Slate
  • Highlight and magnify on screen - Go beyond traditional laser pointing. Use the advanced pointer system to precisely highlight or magnify areas of focus in pixel-perfect detail. Visible to audience in-person and via video conference. Set your pointer mode with the Logitech presentation app.
  • Mouse-like cursor control - Use the on-screen cursor to play and pause videos, open links, and enjoy a range of rich content interaction.
  • Smart time management - Spotlight reminds you when it's time to wrap up. The presentation remote vibrates five minutes before the end of your presentation and again when your time is fully up. Track presenting time and customize vibration alerts in the Logitech presentation app.

First things first, we’ll looking at some of the specs of the Spotlight. Then, let’s go through some of the good things about the device that I particularly liked, as well as some negatives. Finally, I’ll give you my verdict on whether or not this is a good purchase for the majority of people. If you’re interested, there are other presentation pointers, thought the Spotlight is one of the best.

Logitech Spotlight Features

The Logitech Spotlight seperates itself from the other pointers for a few reasons. To reallt get the most out of this presentation pointer, you need to download the software – this is essential, otherwise you might as well get yourself a regular presenter.

The Logitech Spotlight is one of Logitech’s newest keyboards and Logitech called this keyboard “more than just a new keyboard” (Logitech). The Logitech Spotlight is Logitech’s first ever RGB wireless keyboard with no Logitech software needed (Logitech).

If you buy the Logitech Solar model it takes energy from the sun, but if you don’t have that model you can use two AA batteries.

After you’ve downloaded the software and connected the device, this is how the setup looks in your display (this is on my Mac).


From here, you can easily set up the Timer, the style of pointer you’ll use and you can assign short keys to the Next button and the Back button when you hold them down. Setting the timer up is extremely easy, and you can even get the Spotlight to give you a vibration a few minutes before the end of your presentation.


Next, you’ll be able to actually adjust the style that the pointer works in. You’ve got three options to pick from.

You can choose from;

  • Highlight – This is the standard spotlight view that you’ll use. It dims everything int he background except where your pointer is aimed.
  • Magnify – Great for large halls and auditoriums, magnify zooms in on where you’re focussed making it great for larger audiences.
  • Circle – If you don’t like highlight, then you can opt for circle which is just a small circle that shows exactly what you’re focussing on.

After you’ve decided on the type of pointer that you want to use, you’ll can then set yourself up some short keys through the ‘Hold Next’ option. This is an easy way to set the hold buttons to volume control, as well as cut to blank screen, fast forward, scroll or custom. With custom, you can easily set the hold button to make a powerpoint effect occur.



The Spotlight is available in a variety of different colorways. The original three colors that were released were silver, slate and gold, with a funky red option being released soon after.

Now, lets really look at the Pros and Cons of the Spotlight and what’s good and bad about their design.


  • Bluetooth – The majority of Logitech pointers, or all pointers for that matter, utilise the use of a plug in USB dongle to connect the device to your computer. This isn’t the case with the Spotlight however, as it has integrated Bluetooth. This can save you a lot of hassle in the long run and you won’t need to worry about carrying the dongle around with you.
  • USB Charge – Finally, Logitech release a presentation pointer that you don’t have to use AAA batteries for. Hallelujah! This would make a lot of difference for me, because it makes it much easier to use. All you have to do is plug the Spotlight into your computer through the USB port and you can easily charge it. You won’t need to charge it particularly often either, as it has a long lasting battery.
  • 100 Foot Range – Okay, so it’s not increase on R800, but it’s nice to still have a long distance range of 100 feet. Whether you’re likely to use it often or not, there’s always the chance that you might end up using the presenter in a larger auditorium, so it’s nice to have range. 
  • Same Logitech feel – For some reason, other companies like to add tons of fancy buttons to their presenters. This can make them feel overdone and a bit confusing, in all honestly. You don’t need to worry about this with the Logitech Spotlight, as it’s the same old 3 button feel that you’re probably used to.
  • Built in volume control – Another great part about the Spotlight is that you can set it up with the software to have built in volume control. You can set it up so that then you
  • Bluetooth – The majority of Logitech pointers, or all pointers for that matter, utilise the use of a plug in USB dongle to connect the device to your computer. This isn’t the case with the Spotlight however, as it has integrated Bluetooth. This can save you a lot of hassle in the long run and you won’t need to worry about carrying the dongle around with you.

So now, as much as there are many good things that I do like about this pointer, there are a few things that I do not like. Here are a few of the things I didn’t like about the Logitech Spotlight.


  • Price – The Spotlight is significantly more expensive than any other pointer that you’re going to find on the market. Is it really worth the high price tag? I’m not convinced, seeing as it’s double the price of the Logitech R Series.
  • Needs the software to be worth it – To get the best out of the Spotlight, you undoubtedly need to install the software to your laptop. Otherwise, it’s just going to work as a regular run of the mill presentation pointer. This might not sound like a big issue, but it can be if you’re going to be presenting using various different computers.
  • No laser – We’re entering into a new range of presentation pointers, it seems. The standard red laser dot is being sacrificed for something more advanced e.g. the Spotlight. Undoubtedly, some people will still prefer to use a presentation pointer with a laser – if that’s the case, then this isn’t the device for you.
  • Too techy – This presenter is good, but it may be too advanced for what you really need it for. Sure, it looks professional, but the majority of people would do just fine with a regular presentation pointer.

My Verdict

Overall, the Logitech Spotlight is an awesome presentation tool if you’re giving regular presentations and want to appear ultra professional. It has everything that you need and more. It’s a little out of my price range and I’ll only be giving occasional presentations, so I didn’t see the need to purchase it myself – but I would consider it in the future.

Last update on 2022-09-07 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

2 thoughts on “Logitech Spotlight Review”

  1. Not a bad review and actually quite helpful, but perhaps have someone edit your writing for language usage. Maybe you’re one of those people that all those “Grammarly” ads are aimed at :). Anyway, your friend was the one doing the lending, not you. You didn’t “lend it…off of a friend” but you borrowed it from a friend. Also–what is a colorwave? Did you mean colorway?

    • Hey! The colorway part was a typo and yes, the borrow/lend part was incorrect, it’s fixed now 🙂 thanks for stopping by!


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