This is one of the best investments I’ve ever made - at least as far as gadgets are concerned. Not only does it look and feel great (it’s made from aluminium, and comes in three great-looking finishes, to match the colour of your MacBook), the software is actually well-thought-out and has some really nice features: you can use it as an air-mouse / pointer, with three different highlighting modes (laser, loupe, and the namesake spotlight). You can also set a countdown timer that buzzes the presenter at configurable times (e.g. 5 minutes and 1 minute before the end of the countdown).
It might be a bit pricier than your average presenter, but it’s worth every penny - and a great way to strike up a conversation:
Whenever I use this at a conference, one of the audience questions is inevitably “which presenter did you use” - so maybe I can preempt this question with this newsletter 😂
Apple’s Keynote is easily one of my favourite apps, and if you’ve ever been to one of my talks, you’ll know why. With the latest release, Apple has added the ability to embed live camera video per slide - and of course, Keynote being Keynote, this video feed can be animated.
Check out the video in Steven Sinofsky’s tweet.