• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great design, exquisite materials

    • Written by from Mexico

    The new design improves greatly over the old one in terms of ergonomics and button functionality. The aluminum body is simply gorgeous to hold and look. It's way bigger than the original remote but this feature also makes it feel more comfortable on your hands.
    The only thing that seems to be lacking is the availability of a click-wheel instead of the 4-function circular button.
    So, do you really need a remote for your Mac when you can easily emulate its functions with an iPhone or iPod Touch? Well it depends; functional-wise many of the remote apps available for said devices, offer a lot more functionality that what off-the-box this remote offers. There's a few software packages out there that supplement the remote's feature set with many more options but the combo is more expensive than the downloads from the App store. The thing here is, if you go the iPhone/iPod route, you'll end-up reducing your phone's autonomy in terms of battery and you'll be regretting dropping your $600 dollar phone or $200 iPod quite a lot more than a $20 remote. Think about it!

    17 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best remote to date!

    • Written by from Fort Lauderdale

    I was somewhat skeptical of getting this remote, since there were a few remarks made regarding the new button layout and shape, but then I got it for Christmas. You won't gain any additional features (minus the additional center button), but the feel of the remote has improved greatly. It's much much slimmer and the metal gives it a sleek look and a sturdy build.

    Originally, I planned to use it for my macbook, but it ended up becoming my Apple TV remote.

    Its a great product- don't hesitate getting it!

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Improvements to perfection

    • Written by from Rüsselsheim

    The function of the remote is perfect. Using frontrow or apple tv or giving a presentation with keynote. The new design is very comfortable, especially for bigger hands.
    A lot of thinking went into that product, you can feel it in every detail. The buttons are different curved so that you can feel the different buttons. The surface feels like the new unibody notebooks, very hightec, heavy high price. I am just in love with that product it's improved in every way, highly recomend to buy it even if you allready have one if you
    -use keynote: better grip looks better, easier to reach menu button so that you can quickly switch into slide overview

    -If you like thoughtfully designt products that provide a feeling of quality in your hands.

    19 of 27 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Springfield Gardens

    i bought it i thaught it will work on my new macbook but it was a total disappointment until i found out that it works with my ipod thats what cheered me up a liitle but the sleek shape i loved the shape but i was dissapointed about the capability!

    10 of 33 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very cool!

    • Written by from Plainfield

    Easy sync and it works like a charm.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 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

  • 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked out of the box

    • Written by from Santa Isabel

    Works out of the box with my MacBook Pro 15". No software to install, no sync, nothing is require on your part for this beauty to work. Thin, aluminum, long enough to fit comfortable in your hand.

    Great product!

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Eye Catching Design and amazing performance

    • Written by from Barrie

    This remote works amazingly well- I can even use it from directly behind my notebook! The product is a work of art, and like most of Apple's products, makes me feel like I live in the future!
    Overall, a 9/10 rating (could have thrown in some bonus features). I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 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.

    75 of 91 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