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Which Remote is Right for Your Program?

Hudl Remote

Now that Hudl supports the DSV Commando remote, choosing the right remote for your program may be a bit overwhelming. We’ve compiled a list of all the remotes that work with Hudl as well as their advantages and disadvantages. Take a look and see what would be best for your program this season.

Xbox 360 Remote:

Advantages

  • Readily available—odds are you or some of your athletes have one on hand.
  • Familiar—won’t take you long to get up to speed.
  • Lots of controls—gives you a lot of options for your video playback, including frame-by-frame.
  • Both wireless and wired options
  • Significantly cheaper than Commando remote – usually around $50-60 for wireless

Disadvantages

  • Not easy to hold in one hand
  • No laser pointer
  • You have to be on a Windows computer

See the tutorial.

Where to buy

Smart pointer

Advantages

  • Cheapest option
  • Easy to control using one hand.
  • Laser pointer
  • Simple controls
  • Easy to find and purchase on Amazon.com.
  • Multi-use—works with PowerPoint as well as Hudl.
  • Works on Mac and Windows.
  • Requires no additional software – just plug it in and you’re set.
  • Comes with carrying case and batteries.

Disadvantages

  • Smaller buttons can be difficult for some coaches to use.
  • Can be uncomfortable to hold due to size
  • Somewhat limited controls (still has all the core video playback functions)
  • Requires batteries

See the tutorial.

Where to Buy

Coaches Remote

Advantages

  • Very familiar device for many coaches.
  • All the core buttons you need for watching video.
  • Comfortable in your hand
  • Laser pointer
  • Wired so it doesn’t need batteries

Disadvantages

  • Expensive – these have to be custom made in small batches.
  • Requires ‘helper software’ to work with Hudl
  • Has to be plugged in at all times

See the tutorial.

Where to buy

Which remote do you prefer and why? Let us know below.

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