Click to enlarge. So close.
For a small projector, the W100's remote is pretty large. It is basically the same remote as their other home theater projectors use, but with less buttons.
First, it has great range. I have found fault with competing projectors for remotes without the muscle to bounce the image off of the screen, to the projector. Not so the BenQ's remote, it has so much range that you barely have to pay attention to where you point it at all, in a normal to large room.
Next great thing - its backlit, and bright. I hate those remotes with "glow in the dark" buttons, they are never bright enough for me, and surprisingly many remotes that are backlit, are dim anyway, probably to extend the battery life. I don't care, I want a bright, easy to read remote.
The BenQ delivers. My only complaint is that ther are a few buttons that have no symbols on them, but since most have obvious symbols, you quickly learn which is the Mode change, and the Auto setup...
The remote has discreet buttons for each of the inputs on the top (below the power button). Then comes the aspect ratio buttons, and below them, the 3 unlabeled - in the center the auto button, and to the right, the default, but the important one, and the one you are likely to use, is on the left - the Mode (preset) button.
Below that the four arrow keys with the Menu/Enter button in the middle. They are large, easy to find and use.
Finally two rows at the bottom. Brightness, Contrast Color (saturation - if available depending on source), and Tint (also not available on component or Digital sources).
On the last row two buttons I hope you never use, as they are for keystone adjustment, and inherently (like all digital keystone adjustment, slightly distort your image), and finally on the right, is the Backlight button.