• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love my Remote!

    • Written by from LINDEN

    When I first got the remote. I was expecting to find all these complicated instructions on how to make it work. It was so easy. Just point and use. This is the neatest thing ever!!! I love it!

    42 of 49 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great remote!

    • Written by

    The feel on the hand is great, and it works from up to 30 feet away! Very easy to handle, just like everything Apple!

    25 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product!

    • Written by from COPIAGUE

    This is the best Apple remote ever. It works from 30 feet away easily and its very hard to break. It bascially cant break if you drop it. It has a nice sleek new design and color. I LOVE it. It has this little sofware when you pare it to your Mac Book Pro to listen to your favorite music and movies and videos very easily. Its a fantastic product!

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple: Simple, elegant, just works!

    • Written by from Berala

    For those of you who are giving this low ratings consider the following:

    -It's an IR remote so it won't work further than 10m and is (mostly) line of sight
    -It works for ANY Mac built with an IR port from 2005 (that includes all MacBooks, MBPs, Mac Minis, MacBook Air, but NOT the PowerBook, Mac Pro, or any older machine
    -You must PAIR the remote with your Mac if it doesn't work. Rest assured, it does.
    -As of this date, the remote works with multiple programs as long as they're active (if the name of the application is shown on the menu bar, it's active). This includes:
    Keynote
    iTunes
    Frontrow
    VLC
    MS Powerpoint
    EyeTV

    I absolutely love the form factor, the simplicity and the design. No it's not a scroll wheel but what do you expect from a simple buttoned remote from Apple? It does it's job and does it perfectly.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Remote Dents Easily

    • Written by from MANCHESTER

    My apple remote dented the first day I had it. I've had my iPod for 4 years and it doesn't have any marks, so I thought this remote was going to be as sturdy. However, I'm a little disappointed to find out that it is not. Apple should make a skin or a thin case to cover the apple remotes. I can't say "look at my cool remote now for my awesome new Macbook Pro" without saying "look at this big dent on it too!" Not impressed. Cases would be nice.

    14 of 33 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Remote is well worth the upgrade price

    • Written by from Moorefield

    I have two of the original Apple remote controls and they worked flawlessly. One came with my AppleTV and one came with my original CoreDuo MacBook 2.0 ghz. I held off for a while but when I noticed how sleek and modern the new remote looked I decided to pick one up from the Apple Store I was visiting in Northern Virginia. So far I just use to control my Appletv but it works flawlessly. It's nice having an extra two buttons for control. Great and well worth the $19.00 I paid for the item.

    17 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Way better than the original!

    • Written by from Winnipeg

    Just came back from the Apple Store with this new remote and I really like it. It really feels like a quality gadget compared to the original plastic remote. The original was too tiny and this one is just the perfect size. The white plastic model felt like it would break into pieces if dropped. The new one is aluminum and looks very much like an iPod-type device (in other words, VERY Apple looking), compared to the original remote which looked almost like a cheap knock-off of an Apple product. It matches my iMac perfectly. Now I just have to get the Magic Mouse and everything will go together quite nicely. I really like a clean look as you can probably tell. I cannot stand mismatched design when it comes to technology. My friends all have stuff like black monitors, beige computer box, grey mouse, red keyboard--you know the kind of mismatched PC look, almost like each piece was collected over time from different alleys around town. My friends come to my place and everything is just beautiful on my desk and this remote is the icing on the cake! That little detail that brings it all together. It's perfect!

    18 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

    • Written by from French Lick

    Works great right out of the box. I use it with a mac book pro and love it. great product

    12 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Gadget!!!

    • Written by from KL

    I was looking for a presenter and initially didn't know about the function of an APPLE REMOTE.

    The shopkeeper showed me the REMOTE but told me it won't work on POWERPOINT, but I bought it anyway as I really liked the design.

    As soon as I used it and confirmed that it worked perfectly with my MacBook Pro, I am really impressed!!

    Dont't think APPLE is promoting this gadget enough! ;-)

    16 of 20 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty Cool

    • Written by from Queens Village

    Clever gadget, just really thin, even for small hands. Very useful otherwise, no complaints so far.

    17 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Amazing Product!

    • Written by from Port Moody

    I love it!!! Not only is it very good looking, but it works like magic. Even if you cover it with your hand and point it in the other direction it will still work! The batteries work for a entire year even with daily use. I also have downloaded "Sofa Control" which makes the remote even better by being able to control the mouse and do other really useful features. Overall I think that the remote could use the iPod's click-wheel technology but other than that it is an extraordinary Apple product.

    24 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    GREAT PRODUCT!!

    • Written by from Woodland Park

    The apple remote works really good! I use it all the time when I hook my Macbook Pro up to my TV and I love it!

    13 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    TRICKY PURCHASE

    • Written by from San Francisco

    This item isn't what you want to buy for your Ipod because with the Remote you also have to buy the dock which costs over 40 $ + 19 $ remote !!!
    Personally I thought this was a "rip off".
    Otherwise I really enjoy my Ipod Touch and Love Apple Inc.

    20 of 54 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Use Front Row for Navigation

    • Written by from Lakeville

    For those who wish to navigate the playlists and such in their iTunes and Movies folders, try using Front Row. It is very handy.

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    only half way there.

    • Written by from Seattle

    so, upon seeing this thing hanging on the wall at the apple store, i thought to myself, "cool, remote control of itunes and movies. yet upon opening the sleek little remote, with batteries included, i realized what i had expected was not what this thing was.because this thing looks like an ipod, i has to be not only the least intuitive tool in Apples belt, it is also therefor the most deceptive. i was hoping that I would be about to scroll through my songs, etc with the black circle-thingy. nope. up/down control volume. and left/right switches from song to song ONLY. you can't navigate your various levels of song, albums, playlists from a distance. and the darn thing has a predisposition with Front Row, which i've never had to use, ever. it has a whole different interface than itunes and confuses me.
    i'd say Apple should make something which looks like another product OPERATE like that product; a remote that operates like an ipod, letting you navigate the whole of your itunes from a distance only seems intuitive, right?

    24 of 50 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    nice remote

    • Written by from hyannis

    well,for those who are wondering if works with the universal dock station from apple,it does!but,be aware,there is not even a single difference,when you compare it with the original that comes with the universal dock,it doesn`t offer anything new,,it`s stylish,and it`s made from a new material,i liked ,it`s beautiful,i first bought it thinking i`d be able to do more with it,you still have to pick your playlist,or select you media from the menu and then you can use the remote to play ,pause,and go to the next song,with the universal dock that`s all you really do withit,just don`t understand why,there is a menu option,if doesn`t work

    16 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with MacBook Air

    • Written by from Kensington

    Ok, so the whole point of buying this was to use as a remote control while giving powerpoint talks from my MacBook Air. The man in the Applestore (San Francisco) assured me it would work with any mac, including air.
    As soon as I tried it I realised it activated my i-mac, but not my Air. No IR port.
    The salesperson should have known this.....

    30 of 49 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish

    • Written by from Wetherby

    If you have the new macbook do not buy. I does not work with it as the new macbook does not have infared so the remote will not connect with it.

    28 of 60 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    this is great

    • Written by from Aberdeen

    this is a great piece of conveniency to use to say if you are having mates round and dont exactly want to get up all the time to change the music. it works in every direction i find and when you change track your mac doesn't put itunes upfront in front of other things you might have open. I think it is great and i'd recommend it to anyone

    18 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    • Written by from Aiea

    Smart move on Apple's part. This product is awesome, both functionality wise and design wise. I love the fact that Apple has changed the design to match the rest of their products. Another plus, it costs the same as the previous version.

    12 of 16 people found this useful