• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    tiny, lost all the time

    • Written by from dayton

    ridiculous, tiny design insures that this remote is constantly lost. This remote is can be easily hidden by another remote control. If you have children, or furniture for that matter, you will be constantly searching for this remote. At least its "elegant". I would give this 0 stars if possible.

    9 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I hate this thing

    • Written by from Chicago

    My one complaint about Apple TV is how ridiculously small this stupid remote is. We get it Apple, you want to make stuff look cool, but come on, this thing is so impractical. I honestly don't know how you own this thing without it getting lost--it's constantly slipping into my couch cushions and is impossible to find because of how small it is.

    Now, I have to buy a new one and I'm sure it won't work right out of the box. Apple, make a reasonably sized remote!

    10 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Size DOES matter!!!!!

    • Written by from Milford

    Some things are just too small. Just because you can make something the thickness of a bookmark doesn't mean you should. If you have children you will loose this darn thing 20 times a week and it can slip and hide anywhere.

    8 of 15 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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs a HOME button

    • Written by from Frazee

    Works great, elegant, matches the nifty MBA and MBP products in the lounge. But it is *really* annoying to have to repeatedly click the Menu button in order to back out of the kids' entertainment choices, which can be nested four or five clicks deep. Good grief. There needs to be some way to quickly get back to the starting menu. Please, Apple?

    3 of 3 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Sleek, but easy to lose and hard to use

    • Written by from Belmont

    Slim and elegant, but I lost it within a couple of months and had to buy another. When it came it was enclosed in a plastic case that was impossible to open. After trying all conceivable ways for 15 mins, I had to go to google to find out how many others had the same problem as I did. The plastic wrap around the edges was just impossible to detect for far too many, and no instructions on how to open were given. I am a professor at a top engineering school, and I give to the designers an A for art and an F for functionality

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Too Small, Keeps Getting Lost

    • Written by from Tampa

    Works great, but too small - have lost it 100 times, found it 99 times - always so frustrating.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    it keeps breaking

    • Written by from Harrington Park

    every month we must buy a new remote since they keep breaking. I would never recommend this.

    4 of 12 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No front row!??

    • Written by from Fayetteville

    Bought a new Imac for $800, dissapointed it didn't come with new remote. Realized my old remote works on the new iMac minus the menu button which apparently apple got rid of? What's the point of losing a perfectly good feature? Hope to see the function restored in a future OS update.

    2 of 3 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great!

    • Written by from Park Ridge

    Sleek, beautiful and extremely durable.

    I've had this remote for 2 years with no problems and great battery life. I also love the intuitive design.

    Only issue: This all-in-one remote works on multiple Apple products. So, if you're on the computer and using your Apple TV, make sure that the remote is only focused on one of the two, otherwise you're in for a full-blown cacophony.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I love it

    • Written by from Williamsburg

    I use this remote almost every day with my macbook pro.
    great design, light weight, fast respond, and the battery still working more then a year now.

    12 of 17 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good. But don't stray far from Mac

    • Written by from tampa

    Great device for Apple TV, MacBook Pro when you are close to the device (less 10ft). I do many presentations on Keynote at conferences/ events and usually my Mac is on the podium near me - no problem, but you can't walk the stage. If you walk more than 10ft it doesn't work well at all or doesn't respond at all to forward your slides, animate videos etc...

    If you want to walk the stage as you speak this is not the device to use, if you are stationary or next to the Mac- works great.

    Lastly, battery life is poor.

    I use mine for home Apple TV or to rehearse my presentations. I have another remote for when I am on stage that gives me great coverage +60ft.

    33 of 37 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Buttons wore out pretty soon

    • Written by from San Diego

    I bought the Apple TV like a month ago and the buttons on the remote have worn out already.
    I am really disappointed.

    12 of 24 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    TOO SMALL!

    • Written by from Prattville

    Please, I'm begging, make it bigger next time or design an attachment to make it bigger. Or, how about a tracking device? I lose this at least once a day and have lost 2 permanently.

    21 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Also works with my Apple TV

    • Written by from Dalton

    I needed a replacement remote for my Apple TV, since the one that came with it had been damaged. No one at Apple could confirm that this was the right one, but, I took a chance. Surprise! It works perfectly and looks identical to the original I may order another one to go with this one. This remote is so slim that it's easy to loose. Fortunately, the Apple TV lets you use other unused remotes with it, so I'll let the kids use another bigger remote, and, I'll keep this one safe--I hope.

    13 of 16 people found this useful