• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not up to my expectations for Apple.

    • Written by from Fairfield

    From a purely functional standpoint the remote performs as advertised. However from an ergonomics standpoint it is terrible. It is too small to be held comfortably in the hand, even for someone with small hands. The buttons are awkwardly placed and require you to adjust your grip to operate it. The click wheel from the ipod is mimicked in the design but it is in fact a faux click wheel that is really a directional pad. You can advance through menus by pressing => but you cant back through them the same way, you have to hit the awkward menu button. Until apple updates this I wouldn't waste my money. The Remote App for iphone or ipod is far superior, easier to use and has more functions.

    28 of 50 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    My Hands Hate The "New" Apple Remote

    • Written by from Santa Fe

    To the point - the sharp metal edges do not feel good in my hands - the placement of the 'Menu' button is awkward - the 'wheel' around the 'select' button is hard to locate by touch alone - the battery cover on the back is a tactile distraction and is hard to 'close' - the metal finish gets clammy and damp from being held.

    PUL-LEAZE - do something with the design of the Apple Remote - this metal thing is really not good - and I am a 1988-to-the-present SUPER APPLE FAN - There's almost nothing to complain about regarding Apple designs - but this one is TERRIBLE!

    14 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It does everything it should

    • Written by from Reno

    Does everything great and it has a long IR (Infer Red) reception. It is also a great price for what you get. If u like music on your mac, then iWould buy this thing.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks good with a MBP

    • Written by from Tampa

    Looks good as it matches the color of the MBP. really professional look for Powerpoint and Keynote presentations. Pity they made something so sleek and didn't think to integrate a laser pointer however, or at least a second model with a laser inside.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I love it so much i bought 8 more

    • Written by from Mississauga

    i got one of these little guys and i loved it so much i bought 8 more for my other macs, ipods, apple tv's ect...

    100% recommend buying this product

    18 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from long beach

    i just got it in the mail and it works way better than the old one...apple is the greatest!

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Change

    • Written by from Norton

    I have several of the previous model remotes. This is a much welcomed change to match the rest of the Apple line.

    16 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Where have I been?

    • Written by from Appleton

    An apple remote that doesn't work with my brand new 27" iMac? Wow. Epic fail. I can't believe that I assumed apple would just 'have' IR capabilities. Shame on me. I am an apple freak, but this little misstep has bummed me out. Shame on me for expecting something that wasn't there. Shame on apple for not having something that SHOULD be there. And if anyone can tell me how to get the Remote App, on my iPad Air or iPhone 6, to pause Netflix, etc... Please tell me.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst remote ever

    • Written by from Whangarei

    Normally Apple excels at producing easy to use products. But this remote is Rubbish in every respect. Way too small I spend more time looking for it than actually using it! And when you do finally find it the lack of buttons make simple tasks like entering a password a real pain. To top it off while I'm trying to select a movie on TV or entering a password its also simultaneously turning on and off music on my computer. Without doubt the worst apple product I have ever used.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 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

    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

    Doesn't even work

    • Written by from Wuppertal

    I purchased this product a few weeks ago and the only thing I can say about it, is that it doesn't do anything. I have a Mac mini Early 2009, which features an IR receiver and it's also manufactured after 2005. So my Mac should meet the requirements for using this remote. But when I wanted to pair it I waited for the chain lock to appear on the screen, but it didn't. I also tried to pair directly from the system preferences menu - it also didn't work.

    What I did afterwards is going back to my local electronics store and had it replaced with a new one. Also the new remote didn't work. I also tried to use a new battery - with no success.

    So to sum up, I wasted $19 and now I have a useless piece of aluminum laying around in my drawer.

    17 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Remote Stinks!

    • Written by from Nashville

    Whenever I use my remote that came with my apple TV, it also messes with my Mac, and I can't fix it.

    21 of 37 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from bassett

    I ordered this remote with my MacBook Air, it came in before the MacBook. The 1st thing that impressed me was how thin the remote was, 2nd was i figured I would have to set it up with my computers but much to my surprise I did not. I accidentally hit a button and my iMac came on and my jaw dropped. Another thing i was worried about was it would only be compatible with one mac but no it works with both of my computers and i can mess with my friends by turning their music on in class! For $19 you can't go wrong.

    16 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by

    It does what its supposed to do like any other apple product. It just works. From right out of the package its worked perfect.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from London

    Despite the fact that the idea behind Apple Remote is quite handy, the functions are very limited. But that's not the main issue.

    The remote keeps losing its connection with my MacBook Pro. So you're all set on your couch, watching a few movies and tv shows, listening to some songs, podcasts via Front Row... all is good until, suddenly, the Apple Remote just stops working.

    To solve that, you need to get up, stop whatever media you're currently watching/listening, close Front Row, access System Preferences > Security, disable and re-enable the remote control infrared receiver. AND YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO DO IT EVERY TIME THIS ISSUE HAPPENS (WHICH IS QUITE OFTEN). And this is the only solution offered by Apple support.

    So what's the point in having a remote control, if you have to keep getting back to your computer to make it work???

    I'm sorry, but until Apple gets it together, this is absolutely USELESS.

    11 of 17 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Misleading advertising

    • Written by from O FALLON

    "Control your Mac, iPod, or iPhone from afar with the sleek aluminum Apple Remote. Play, pause, adjust volume, move forward and back, and access menus while playing music and video"

    Will not work with the iphone without a dock apparently because it's IR instead of bluetooth.

    27 of 49 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Sleek and ipod like

    • Written by from North Port

    For some reason the menu button is indented. It works great with Frontrow and slideshows in powerpoint and keynote, and it works well with Itunes. Great, solid product but people always ask me what I'm doing with my ipod during a presentation :)

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from JAKARTA

    This Apple Remote, is the best!!!The slim design and all of the buttons really fit my hands.......It is also easy to use....

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Phoenix

    I bought this remote today and I absolutely love it! the plastic case it was in was slim, but once out of the packaging this thing feels just awesome in your hand. function may take some getting used to, I find myself accidentally pushing the center button while using the arrow wheel, it seems rather unnecessary since there's now a button with the same function to the right of the menu. even with that I would absolutely recommend this remote over the ugly white plastic remote that came with the apple tv or your mac.

    10 of 15 people found this useful