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:
- 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
- Not easy to hold in one hand
- No laser pointer
- You have to be on a Windows computer
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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
Which remote do you prefer and why? Let us know below.