• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good buy!

    • Written by from Edwardsville

    This remote is great to have...I never even thought about the convenience of a remote for a laptop, but now that I have one, I love it! And it really did work straight out of the box. Just press menu and you're good -- from there you can choose, via remote, between movies, photos, videos, music, etc. Press escape to get back to the main computer options. Tiny little thing fits perfectly with the Mac in my Incase sleeve.

    5 of 6 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Needed accessory!?

    • Written by from Manotick

    This product is great and works with all the macs and apple tv's in my house. If you are to get this product "better touch tools" it is an app and is free, it allows you to customize every button on the remote for mac. Makes the uses for this great product practically endless.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Too small and thin

    • Written by from Mount morris

    This is one instance where small and thin don't work. Leave it on a couch or chair and it disappears into oblivion for days at a time. I had to turn my couch upside down to find it! Be nice if I could program my TV remote to operate my Apple TV. At least I would have a backup. That's the problem with a lot of devices with remotes. You loose the remote you can't operate the device! Should be some basic controls on any device with a remote. My other gripe is that you absolutely have to point the darn remote at the Apple TV box to get it to respond.

    10 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing!

    • Written by

    I was so freaked out when I first saw my mom use it. After discovering it I never touched my computer again.

    23 of 43 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    to MacBook Disappointment

    • Written by from Hendersonville

    It DOES work with the MacBook, you just have to pair it with the MacBook.

    9 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works great with macbook

    • Written by from durham

    i just got this a few days ago and i already know ill be useing it untill it breaks, which probably wont be for a wile because it seems very well constructed. as for the functionality with the macbook, it works great. macbooks have an ir sensor you just need to pair the remot before use i wish it was a little shorter but i can still put in my pocket and take it anywhere i take my macbook. great job 

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    In need of a REAL remote

    • Written by from Corona

    This remote would be PERFECT if it did not need a dock to work with the iPod/iPhone!

    Please create a remote that works directly with the iPod/iPhone!

    23 of 43 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    YES!!!

    • Written by from moore

    Most Amazing Remote Ever!!

    if your a computer nerd, you can even get this thing to work with other things too. I know a 'friend ', you might say, but he was able to take the IR port and put it into other devices, i can use this thing on my apple TV, not only that but i got it to work with my projector and my HP. But not for very long, because mixing apple/mac/OS X with other operating systems is just wrong. So i took it out of my hp, and never dared to put in there again. But it was fun to figure out how to do it!

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    • Written by from Riga

    Nice, high quality aluminum body, feels great in hand. Must have!

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Remote

    • Written by from INVERCARGILL

    Not long brought the apple remote. The remote is well made and the IR signal is good, it works just fine. I have all my CD's on my hard drive and have not long purchased a quality music system that I plug my macbook into via the USB port. From what can I see in the marketplace more and more people are doing this and there are some good quality DAC's out there. I find it great, the convenience, adding to up next, and the playlists that I have set up. But there is one big BUT, there is no longer Front Row. Front Row was good for the high visibility, you could see the screen from quite a distance. I'm a little disappointed Apple, feel a little cheated. Hope you bring it back.

    2 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 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty good

    • Written by from MINNEAPOLIS

    I wish you could select playlists and whatnot. I feel like that wouldn't be too difficult to implement. Just a small software change in the Music app. I also have a GREAT idea for Apple so that you can use the remote to control iTunes on any computer (Mac AND Windows). That also requires a small software change too. If the remote was more useful, I would give it 5 stars. Otherwise, it's nice being able to control music from across the room, and the size and design is nice too.

    11 of 20 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Wish it was still plastic

    • Written by from West Hurley

    I have no doubt the aluminum remote works well but the only problem I have with it is it's aluminum. The aluminum used by apple is not nickel free and therefore causes severe dermatitis in those with a nickel sensitivity. I wish the remote was still made in plastic as well.

    I wish it was shorter too.

    15 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Its Sexy Look!

    • Written by from PETALING JAYA

    Its work fantastic and look beautiful.

    11 of 20 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    works fine, but...

    • Written by from Media

    this is too small and too hard for normal fingers to use. can't they offer one that is a bit bigger and backlit?

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs a Home Button

    • Written by from Frazee

    I don't have problems with losing this remote due to its small size, like lots of people seem to complain of. But it sure does need a Home button. i get *so* tired of trying to back out of deeply nested menus. Very frustrating! Further, sliding from one side to the other of the central navigation ring is just that little bit too easy - too easy to hit something you never meant to. It's all smooth and sleek - and maybe needs to be a little less so.

    1 of 1 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.

    5 of 9 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 1 people found this useful