• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellant, quality just oozes from this.

    • Written by from Cannington

    Beautiful piece of design work, precision machined, feels nice in your hand-design makes it easy to pick up and hold, buttons are good, angle of reception fantastic. It is a piece of art. Impressed. I like good design and quality manufacturing.

    Since it is begging to be picked up and held, I want to watch all my videos on the mac mini. :) I wish I could have more use for this precision manufactured item than being a quality remote for video and audio, maybe more buttons, a keyboard on the back, a mic, a motion detector......

    BTW, and of course it just works as its designed to.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Remote and new macbook

    • Written by

    The new remote does indeed work wonderfully-- just NOT on the new unibody polycarbonate macbook that I just bought, with the assurance from the sales guy that the Apple Remote would work with it.

    I now know that my macbook has no infrared capability (if I had known, I would have spring for the macbook pro: too late now, though)-- and wonder whether Apple will produce a USB adapter as an add-on?

    Plus: if Apple is going to delete features from its "consumer" line of laptops in order to induce sales of its "pro" line, then they ought to point this out to their sales people!

    32 of 51 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Let me clear things up

    • Written by from Hockley

    Just to help everyone out there... this remote is the exact same thing as the previous, white apple remote, it just has a different exterior design. It uses IR (infrared) to work with all apple remote enabled products that support IR remotes (not the new, white macbook). But it is the same thing as the previous remote, it is just made in aluminum to look better with the new MacBook Pro Series. I hope this helps clear stuff up for everyone.

    74 of 88 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just buy it.

    • Written by from Okotoks

    If you're reading this, there's a good chance you're looking for a remote for your mac. You can stop looking and get this one (and maybe a nice app version for your iPhone or Touch). For 19 big ones, you're gonna love how cool and simple this thing is. No, it won't do a song and dance, or flash, or make a phone call... but it will put a smile on your face once you pair it up and press the menu button. :-) It gives you all the necessary functions, and feels great in your hand. Pairing is a cinch. One beef: No off/sleep button. Still, best deal on this site.

    13 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    love it!

    • Written by from brooklyn

    I got this remote as a hanukkah gift, and after about 3 weeks of owning it I can say that I love it. It goes perfect with my 13" MacBook Pro, and it sits right beside me on my desk. A really useful app is 'Remote Buddy' which lets you use your remote to control every application you've got. I strongly recommend this remote to your if youre thinking of purchasing it.

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    New Remote is alright, just like the old one

    • Written by from Bozeman

    I don't think that the metal version of this mouse is all that different from the older white one. If I hadn't lost my white one I wouldn't have purchased a new metal one. I do like how you can use it to control a presentation and frontrow is always nice.

    8 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from vancouver

    i like it a lot but one thing i would like it to do is scroll when you move your finger around the wheel, like on the ipod because i find it easier to look through music and find the right song. i think that apple has made another great product! fits nice in your hand and i like the quick access to front row when you press menu!

    9 of 17 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with iPhone alone.

    • Written by from Oxnard

    I wanted the remote to be able to control the iPhone when docked on a stereo base. Unfortunately in order to control the iPhone via this remote you need the iPhone docking base. I wish the guy at the apple store would have told me that when i asked him. All in all, remote looks and works great but just not with the iPhone. "If only the iPhone had an IR reciever".....

    52 of 66 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Kunkletown

    I love this remote!

    8 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great

    • Written by from Mount Solon

    My Apple Remote works very well. I can now sit in bed and list to some music on iTunes without even getting up. The Apple Remote has a wonderfully slim design and I'd recommend it to anyone buying a new Mac. I love how it matches my new 15-inch MacBook Pro! :)

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    It's okay....

    • Written by from Kennett Square

    I was really excited to get the new version because i had the previous one. When i got it, it seemed so cool, but it was weirder to use than the old one. I find myself pressing the menu button instead of the center button often, and it is heard to find buttons in general. The old one was much easier to use, but not as attractive. Now that i lost the old one, i guess i will have to deal with the new one.

    12 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Thornhill

    It should have volume control. Otherwise, it's very good.

    8 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    BUY IT!

    • Written by

    (all I can say)

    3 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best ever

    • Written by from Atlanta

    this remote is the best remote I have ever had! and it fits with my MBP ;) <3

    16 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    things always get too small

    • Written by from Krombeke

    I liked the old one far more than the new one.
    the new one is even smaller, and i lose it all the time, i switched back to the old one!
    its far more beautiful and ergonomic

    24 of 85 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great addition for any user

    • Written by from Chester

    I received the Apple Remote as a gift. It is a lot easier to use from the previous version. It's durable with a sleek design. It has allowed me to use Front Row with ease along with controlling the volume from a distance. I would recommend this product to an Apple user. For the price you can beat it.

    25 of 34 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    • Written by from Saint Paul

    Remote works great as advertised. A MAJOR suggestion for improvement would be to add an integrated laser pointer. That is all this product is missing.

    28 of 35 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Hard to press buttons.

    • Written by from Miami

    The remote is beautiful in every respect except usage. Pressing buttons is hard because of the lack of tactile differentiation. The main issue is with the directional buttons vs the center button. If one is not looking it's easy to confuse them and press the wrong button. So you might find yourself having to look at the remote to see where you are pressing.

    That's unacceptable. There is no reason Apple can't make a remote that's tactile enough to easily differentiate among keys and easily press without looking. Actually they did, the old Apple remote works perfectly in this regard.

    25 of 41 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Minimalism at it's purist

    • Written by from Milford

    Once again Apple has managed to take the simple and keep it there. A simple remote control milled from a single piece of aluminum - it really feels good in your hands - brilliant.

    19 of 23 people found this useful