• 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 24 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 The comfortable raised convex buttons have been replaced by scooped concave buttons that are NOT ergonomically natural and complicate use by any man with average sized fingers.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

    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

    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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ergonomically unusable for home theater

    • Written by from San Luis Obispo

    This new remote is not usable for home theater. It's difficult to not press the main function ring and the new select/enter button at the same time because the new ring is not raised like it was in the previous white remote. The complete lack of tactile differentiation to discern between these two choices (i.e., ring or select) makes the remote unusable in a darkened home theater.

    18 of 48 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

    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 Reno

    First of all, the Apple remote (new) and my Macbook Pro Retina (new) will not pair. Nothing shows up and instructions stink ( why not show visual as to which buttons to press and where to aim it?). After trying to "pair" the remote and Mac for 45 minutes (nothing hallens), I give up. A waste of $20 for the remote. It occurs to me that I might have a bad battery and if this is the case (new remote should NOT have a bad battery), why doesn't the remote have a battery indicator light? A poorly designed unit- not worthy of Apple name.

    19 of 62 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    does not play vlc

    • Written by

    this remote has problems with vlc. ie the play/pause and the the central button do not work. Also when you press play/pause the itunes launches. Not an isolated incident...you can check in any forum before buying this item

    15 of 54 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

    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

    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

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    • 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

    Feels yucky in my hands

    • Written by from SAN FRANCISCO

    The design is pretty. The weight is nice. But, the brushed metal finish feels bad in my hand in a way that makes me uncomfortable to touch it in the same way that it's uncomfortable to hear fingernails on a chalkboard.

    If all they did was smooth it out or go back to the old plastic it wouldn't have this problem. It makes me wonder if they actually tested it out with various people to see what their reaction to the feel of it is instead of just the look.

    I'll be returning mine or will be happy to trade for the old one if I can find one.

    21 of 117 people found this useful