• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Was fine until I updated to the MacBook Retina. No IR!!

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    I sat there for quite a while trying to pair the remote to my new 15" MacBook Pro Retina, changing batteries and the like before Googling and finding out it doesn't have infrared! Now how do I control video apps like VLC, when plugged into the televsion without having to get up? I don't! Crying and annoying shame I find.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply Great, but doesn't last!

    • Written by from Regina

    Yes, this is a great little remote, simple, easy to use. The battery lasted almost 2 years with daily use. However, recently the fast fwd part of the button ceased to work. I'm guessing it wore out, as all other functions are fine. I thought something this simple would work forever, but now its become a pain for navigating through the Apple TV home screen. Wondering what to do, buy a new one, or just use the remote on my iPad/iPhone? Here is hoping it's just a glitch and will come back to life. For now I'll just use my iPad or iPhone for that feature. The pain, oh the pain!

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    does the job

    • Written by from Delray Beach

    we have this with our apple tv. but can i say, so small! with our bigger remotes, it's already a hassle looking for them in between the couch cushions, but this is even worse. also, ends up controlling nearby MacBooks and i wish the battery was easier to replace. in other words, AA or even AAA would be nice. otherwise it does the job. maybe we'll ghetto tape it to our giant remote so it won't get lost so often and for so long.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Handy and inexpensive

    • Written by from Toronto

    I'm surprised at all people who say this remote is easy to lose. I just keep it with my other remotes. For 20 bucks, this is a handy remote to have to control my music from across the room. Works fine with my Macbook Pro on OSX. And in case you were wondering,the infrared is located on the MBP's front, so even when I use it in clamshell mode, it works fine.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple TV Remote

    • Written by from Piccadilly

    My only concern with the remote is its compact size. Sadly my remote disappeared in my lounge room and I was unable to find it. Yes I am a dinosaur and perhaps a small hole in it to attach a ring so I can hang it around my neck. This could be for older people such as myself who mislay small items. Otherwise a great product.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Too Small

    • Written by from Salem

    It's always getting lost in our couch, it needs to be bigger! It still works great.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good build quality too small

    • Written by from Halifax

    Great remote design, it's a pleasure to hold. That being said it's very small and if you lose it you need to have home sharing initiated already or you won't be able to sink another device to it. A replacement is surprisingly cheap and syncing a different remote is easy but a scream function in the remote that could be activated by an inconspicuous button on the apple tv itself would be brilliant.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Find My Remote!

    • Written by from Melbourne

    Love this remote (I use it with Apple TV) but its constantly gone missing due to its tiny size! And now finally it's done a Houdini and disappeared for good! So looks like I'll be spending another $20 to get a new one but its worth it. My only suggestion is it to make it a part of the "Find My iPhone" app and have an option to make it make a noise when it goes missing!!

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Where did it go?

    • Written by from Kingston Springs

    The remote is great, let get that out there. It came with our Apple TV. Works fine, does everything we need it to, but a lot of times we lose it. We have always found it, but have had to use our iPad's "Remote" app from Apple in the meantime. But it looks so cool! So we give it four stars, 1 for cool, -1 for losing it all the time, 3 for working.

    12 of 19 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works for Me

    • Written by from Columbus

    Works with my iMac (Mid 2011). iTunes and DVD Player. I sure I'll find other apps to use it with.
    They should make an app to enhance the function of the remote. (deduct 1 star)

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Where is it?

    • Written by from Rugeley

    Its lovely and works fine but i keep losing it down the sofa!
    Seriously - this is a really small thin remote made slippy by being aluminium.
    Good job i have the remote app on my phone and ipad or I'd be stuck and unable to watch apple tv!

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Easy to use Remote

    • Written by from Somerset

    I use the remote daily when i teach for Power Point Presentation, with iTunes, and a variety other apps and software it is compatible with. i only wish it had a laser pointer

    19 of 23 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    great looking, okay functionality

    • Written by from Leigh

    great looking product and blends in well with my mac. i got it with my universal dock and it worked great but i was a bit disappointed that you couldn't scroll up or down to select movies or music but you could still navigate through menus? i found a way to use the remote from my amp to control the dock so i tried the apple remote with my iMac and it was well integrated with iTunes and i didn't even have to configure it witch was fantastic. sad to see front row go though as i was looking forward to it and it is a bit bad to still advertise this remote on the website saying that it opens up front row when it doesn't exist. still a great looking remote with some great functionalities.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful

    • Written by from Barnard Castle

    The remote looks amazing and compliments any mac! Works well with XBMC!
    The remote was massively overpackaged though and definately wouldn't have fit through a letterbox

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great design, little capability (on OS X Lion)

    • Written by from Cianjur

    Great design. It's IR but worked very well from any direction to the receiver. It's about 5 meters on maximum distance from the receiver.

    The function of this remote on OSX Lion are for controlling Quicktime, iTunes, and Keynote or PowerPoint presentations. They are turning up and turning down the volume, getting to the next or prev song, getting to the next or prev slide, play or pause the song or movie, play a slideshow (stopping a slideshow isn't supported), fast forwarding or rewinding the music and the video.

    You're cool when you're presenting a slideshow using this device. That's the most great feature of this device.

    19 of 24 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works quickly and works well!

    • Written by from New haven

    I bought it as an impromptu purchase right before I gave a Keynote presentation. Right out of the box, it immediately somehow "recognized" my macbook and my macbook only (other people in the room had macs and I still can't quite figure out how it knew to direct itself to mine) and I was able to use it seamlessly with my presentation. The only thing that might be handy is a laser pointer at the end so that I don't also have to carry a pointer. But very happy with this sleek littile thing.

    17 of 20 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Remote

    • Written by from PALMERSTON NORTH

    i hope this will be a great remote but it works only with OS X 10.6 or more. I am using OS X 10.5.8. so now i have to spend another NZD $60 to upgrade my macbook.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    quick, easy and simple

    • Written by from Farrer

    just 2 days, i got this little, tiny thing. Amazing, it make my presentation more professional.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very useful

    • Written by from bristol

    I really love this small but powerful Apple remote that let's you control your Mac while still lying on a bed!

    3 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    apple remote

    • Written by from newton abbot

    it has a beautiful aluminium case and brilliant black buttons. seems to be missing the apple logo.

    i have just brought one and i was really excited about it and then i found out that it doesn't work with the new white macbook uni-body which i found very irritating because i'm going to either have to sell it or buy an IR receiver... so watch out if you are buying one because it doesn't state whether it works with the new white macbook. But it works with the old one, Crazy.

    20 of 25 people found this useful