• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    does not work with the new OS X lion update!!

    • Written by from worcester

    It does not work with this new os x lion update, actually ONLY THE VOLUME is working at the moment. Any solution for that?? why was front row removed... very disappointed in part...
    used to work great with my iMac... hope they make an update for the remote... otherwise there will be no use anymore...
    used to be 5 stars, can't give more than one right now !! :(

    60 of 65 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Runs multiple devices at the same time

    • Written by from Phoenix

    I have my Mac desk top and Apple TV in the same room. The remote drives me crazy because it will control both my Mac and apple tv at the same time. To picture how frustrating this can be, imagine every time u start a show on Netflix it starts up my music on my computer at the same time. Then if u attempt to stop the music you of course stop the show at the same time. (even if computer is in sleep mode it will pull it out of it)

    I have basically deemed It obsolete and just use my iPad as the remote. The only issue with this is if I leave the house with my iPad my family is SOL if they want to watch TV

    44 of 81 people found this useful

  • 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not for new MacBook Air :(

    • Written by from Cleveland

    Bought it to go with my new MacBook Air, guess what: no infrared port... Really?!
    Now I have to carry around a bulky USB presenter instead of the nice Apple one.

    Apple please mention this in the description of the remote!

    61 of 81 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    MacBook Disappointment

    • Written by from Troy

    I just bought my MacBook over the fall and decided I wanted the remote. Just got it and it doesn't work with MacBook. I was not aware the mb did not have IR. Totally lame!

    30 of 65 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    An accessory that requires more accessories

    • Written by from Lakewood

    I should have looked closer before purchasing the apple remote as it does not control the iPhone without the phone being in a universal dock. I was excited to control my phone from across the room with it hooked up to my stereo, only to discover I have to purchase another accessory to do so. I will sadly be making my first return of an Apple product:-(

    46 of 85 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Livingston

    I was really upset when i bought this remote and found out it doesnt work with my ihome ip11....

    21 of 95 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not available for new MacBooks!

    • Written by from Salem

    I'm quite upset this option isn't available for the MacBook anymore, because it doesn't have IR. I absentmindedly tried using the remote control of my old MacBook on my new one to adjust the volume of my music from across the room. Needless to say, it didn't work, and this product won't work either. Now I have to stop what I'm doing, get up, and move to the computer to change the volume. . . thanks for the exercise?

    29 of 44 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.

    10 of 16 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    not useful , bluetooth would have served a better range .

    • Written by from nagpur

    this is a good piece piece to look but not to work with .remote control software of your mobile would serve for free and better use.you can use it within 1 metre .it even doesn't have many options . you have to open every application and then operate it (except itunes ) .so better dont choose it .

    19 of 58 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Brønshøj

    Doesn't work with the newest MacBooks!

    Make one with Bluetooth connection, and while your at it, please add the scroll-function known from the iPods as well.

    40 of 63 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cannot work with iMAC

    • Written by from Singapore

    I cannot get it to be recognized or connected to iMAC (Aluminium).

    11 of 49 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    thanks for nothing!

    • Written by from Rohnert Park

    well i just got a new macbook yesterday and my friend has the older version of the macbook with the remote and i was like cool! so i went back to apple and got the remote and asked SPECIFICALLY if it would work with the new macbook, and was told sure! it works with everything in the store, well guess what! it DOES NOT WORK WITH THE NEW MACBOOKS!!! wow good job apple guy! so if you have the new macbook DONT WASTE TIME trying to get it to work cuz it doesnt!

    34 of 94 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • 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

  • 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Berkeley

    The Remote is possibly the most useless product imaginable. The idea is to adjust music or movies from anywhere in the room, and this is completely possible - provided that the room is no larger than 4 square feet. The Remote does not cause any reaction from the Mac when it is more than arm's length away. Honestly, it is less effort to stand up and adjust your music manually than it is to struggle to get this little piece of electronic ingenuity to serve its function. I may sound like a bitter buyer exaggerating to spite Apple, but I am not exaggerating (though the rest is true). The Remote functions perfectly, but only if you point it DIRECTLY at the receiver on the Mac (and by "DIRECTLY", I mean you have about 20° range to work with to aim your remote relative to the receiver, otherwise the signal won't make it). Please, whatever you do, don't buy this. Your twenty dollars are better off feeding the homeless, or buying yourself drugs. Take my word.

    10 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Buyers BEWARE...Does NOT work with the new MacBook

    • Written by from DENVER

    I wasted over 2 hours trying to get the Apple Remote to work with my brand new MacBook because the people at the Apple Store told me it would. It won't. The new MacBook does NOT have an IR port and cannot be controlled by this remote.

    61 of 92 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The new Remote is horrible!

    • Written by from Kalispell

    Not only does it add an unnecessary button, but with larger fingers you will be very frustrated within minutes. The comfortable raised convex buttons have been replaced by scooped concave buttons that are NOT ergonomically natural and complicate use by any man with average sized fingers.
    This is a perfect example of: "If it's not broken... Don't fix it!"
    Although the aluminum case is nice, the feel and function has been significantly diminished.

    I am a HUGE Apple fan, but this remote is a FAILURE!

    12 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Laser Beamer

    • Written by from Cluj-Napoca

    The remote is the most usefull in presentatins keynotes. Too bad apple had not thought yet to include a laser beamer.
    When going on presentation you have to have 2 gadgets in yourhand. :(

    14 of 35 people found this useful