Following on from my recent Death by PowerPoint post which was all about making presentations better for the audience - here's one for the nerdy presenter. I'm loving my new toy, the Microsoft Presenter 3000 device.

I can't find it anywhere online unfortunately (add a comment if you can) but it is very cool.

It comes with a small (2cm) USB transmitter which connects to the clicker. It has either presentation mode which lets you do next slide, back a slide, blank slide, stop/start slide show or mouse mode where you can use the joystick as a mouse. It has a timer which counts down the minutes and buzzes in your hand 2 minutes before the end and of course a laser pointer in the middle too. It seems to have a range of about 15 metres or so.