• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best. Remote. Ever.

    • Written by from Levittown

    This is AWESOME! I took it out of the box and said, "Wow, its so light! And thin!"
    This could easily be the next iPod shuffle model.

    23 of 33 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Brooklyn

    I really like it! it works in the entire room, i don't even have to aim it against the iMac! I can watch dvds or listen to music from my bed w/o getting up every time.....Whatever its a good piece and very light and thin. the price is great too! Enjoy it!

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for switching

    • Written by from Honolulu

    I love this little thing say when I'm in my living room watching Apple TV I can flawlessly move through it. Then when I wanna go to my room I can use it on my imac for songs and movies. Def a Great buy for a low Price!

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    For your toddler

    • Written by from Elmhurst

    To be honest this seemed like the silliest thing ever. We got it as a gift and I held onto it. Actually I've had it for years. Today, I made my toddler a playlist and handed it to him. Now he can control his music without having to touch my MacBook. It has been a life saver. We have stopped fighting over my computer. I can write an email and he can still make the computer do things. A perfect stocking stuffer for you little techie.

    17 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Interesting Fact

    • Written by from New York

    Most of the remote controls stick magnetically to the middle left side of your iMac's screen (the black stripe around the screen). You will feel the magnetism there. If it is not strong enough to hold your remote, move your remote control up and down on the surface (this will gain your remote more magnetism) and than it will hold there perfectly. It is a cool and useful fact to know. I would give more than five stars for this product if I could.

    17 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great remote

    • Written by from Beaumont

    Love this remote. Much larger than the old style. Fits better in the hand. Feels great.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product!

    • Written by from COPIAGUE

    This is the best Apple remote ever. It works from 30 feet away easily and its very hard to break. It bascially cant break if you drop it. It has a nice sleek new design and color. I LOVE it. It has this little sofware when you pare it to your Mac Book Pro to listen to your favorite music and movies and videos very easily. Its a fantastic product!

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty Cool

    • Written by from Queens Village

    Clever gadget, just really thin, even for small hands. Very useful otherwise, no complaints so far.

    17 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Use Front Row for Navigation

    • Written by from Lakeville

    For those who wish to navigate the playlists and such in their iTunes and Movies folders, try using Front Row. It is very handy.

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    this is great

    • Written by from Aberdeen

    this is a great piece of conveniency to use to say if you are having mates round and dont exactly want to get up all the time to change the music. it works in every direction i find and when you change track your mac doesn't put itunes upfront in front of other things you might have open. I think it is great and i'd recommend it to anyone

    18 of 23 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    need improvement but great!

    • Written by from Chesterfield

    This is really convenient and great, however you have to aim the remote right at the macbook in order for it to work. You can't go too far either. It would be nice to add the laser pointer to this as well.

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Nicosia

    I am 100% percent satisfied with this remote control...Apple has done it again!just amazing!!

    20 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Good

    • Written by from Belmont

    The new remote works better than the old and is much better looking. The Buttons make it feel like a nice thin iPod nano. The only down fault is how slow the remote works sometimes. I don't know if it has to do with my Mac or the battery or just the remote itself but it would be nice if it worked in front row more smoothly. In iTunes it is perfect if you just want to listen to music. Over all i say buy it for the price its at you cant beat it.

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    At first I was hesitant but now I am glad I went ahead and got it.

    • Written by from Anchorage

    This little remote is great. At first I though, "Why would I need it?" "It is the same thing I already have with the white remote."

    Well it is much better. For one it is probably three inches long which is better for fitting in your hand than the white remote. The center button in the wheel is actually a "select" button. Which is the same as the play button to an extent. Off hand there were a few things the "select button" could do that the play button couldn't but can not remember exactly what they were. Perhaps just a fluke of my memory.

    Plus it matches up with my Mac Book Pro nicely and guess what it will match up nicely with my iPad when I get one of those as well.

    No I am not just a person who gets all things Apple just things that work great for me.

    18 of 23 people found this useful

  • 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

  • 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    To correct some bad rumors...

    • Written by from Santa Monica

    Is it magnetic?

    Yes and No. It does stick to the magnetic clasp on my black MacBook. (I think it is the battery in the remote)

    Does it have a Click Wheel?
    No. At least I haven't gotten it to work on anything.

    Is it just the old remote in new form factor?
    No. It has an extra button. (the select button in the middle of the arrow keys). Bringing the total up from 6 to 7 buttons.

    21 of 29 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Broken after 18 months

    • Written by from Cary

    It feels good and it's fun to use, but the right directional arrow button on mine just stopped working and it's only a year and a half old. Pretty aggravating.

    23 of 34 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Its Great!

    • Written by from cheswick

    I love it!! It works great when I'm mirroring my iPad 2 threw apple tv!!

    16 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Riverview

    Works great with Keynote!

    14 of 16 people found this useful