• 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Pembroke

    Great product!! Fits nicely in your hand. It has a quality feel to it. Worked with my MacBook and Apple TV without a problem. Jonathan did another great job designing this masterpiece. Can't wait to get my iMac! Keep up the great work!

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    form over function?

    • Written by

    Everyone knows that Apple make great products. This remote control looks like it should be another one. It feels great in your hand, has a nice weight and matches the new macbook perfectly, which is nice. I ordered my one from this website and when it arrived (the first working day after purchase) it worked perfectly. It was really easy to link up to my laptop and it started working straight away! The only problem is that it stopped working again almost as fast. I've had it for about 10 hours now and it barely works... It feels like it might be out of battery. You only get anything at all from it if you hold it 6 inches from the computer and even then, you get a response from every 12th jam on the button or so. The only thing that stopped me from smashing it was the thought that if it should then somehow miraculously start working again it would be damaged and the fact that ending with the words, "... then I smashed it." might hurt my story when it comes to getting a free shiny new one. I'm really just venting frustration here and i'm sure this is a one off (otherwise this page would be full of angry reviews) so I wouldn't go on this when deciding whether to buy or not. In the short time it was functioning properly, it was good! It works with iTunes and "Front Row" as well as "Keynote" presentations so its perfect. The buttons are a little on the small side. I don't have ridiculous hands and I feel like i'm pressing two buttons at once sometimes but its a good product and i'm sure it's handy when it works.

    21 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    CAUTION: Does not work with Retina MacBook Pros

    • Written by from Bronx

    Got this remote a few days ago, was disappointed when I realized the newer MacBook Pro models no longer carry an IR receiver, I'm sure it's a good remote, but it's simply incompatible with newer MacBooks so don't buy it if that's what you're buying it for.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Was fine until I updated to the MacBook Retina. No IR!!

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    I sat there for quite a while trying to pair the remote to my new 15" MacBook Pro Retina, changing batteries and the like before Googling and finding out it doesn't have infrared! Now how do I control video apps like VLC, when plugged into the televsion without having to get up? I don't! Crying and annoying shame I find.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Also works with my Apple TV

    • Written by from Dalton

    I needed a replacement remote for my Apple TV, since the one that came with it had been damaged. No one at Apple could confirm that this was the right one, but, I took a chance. Surprise! It works perfectly and looks identical to the original I may order another one to go with this one. This remote is so slim that it's easy to loose. Fortunately, the Apple TV lets you use other unused remotes with it, so I'll let the kids use another bigger remote, and, I'll keep this one safe--I hope.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Lost 2 already...

    • Written by from Palm Harbor

    I keep losing them, since they are so thin and small. The performance is great, much better than the first remote

    16 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great In OS X Lion

    • Written by from Roxton Pond

    Besides controlling iTunes, it works great for Powerpoint Presentations.

    22 of 34 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Three months life?

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    I got an Apple TV as a gift, while very impressed by the features of the Apple TV, my disappointment came when the remote control stopped working at three months of use, I thought it was a battery issue, so I replaced it, just to notice that the original was corroded already it just did not work with the new battery I put in.

    28 of 46 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Some What Satisified

    • Written by from perris

    I love the remote I just wish it had the magnet like the older models. The magnet made it more convenient, and less likely to loose. Also it isn't as versatile as it seemed it would be, but other than that it is pretty useful.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    A little bit disappointed

    • Written by from charleston

    The apple remote is built well, and nearly flawless. I was very impressed with the design. However, as a costumer, I am a little disappointed. The Apple Remote does not work with the Macbook, because it does not have Infrared. I should have done more research, before I bought this product. However, it would have been nice to know that this product wouldn't work with my compute, before I bought it. This is probably the first time I have ever been upset, with an Apple product.

    16 of 22 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not for use as a PRESENTER!

    • Written by from Cedar Hills

    Come on Apple. You have the best computers. We now need a tool to present in the corporate world. This is a joke for presenting. Not helpful. Need something much more powerful.

    All the respect in the world for the Apple Products, but this is not a work tool.

    17 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by

    just great, feels great, works great, how can i go without it

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A must have Mac accessory

    • Written by from Concord

    With all the Music, Photos, Movies and other media on my MacBook Pro I started using Frontrow instead of their respective applications. Frontrow has a terrific interface and brings everything together, but it's a pain having to use the arrow keys to navigate. The Apple Remote solved that. It's beautiful, looks terrific with the MBP and has great range. It's very convenient if your playing Music while you're in a different room and want to skip the song or adjust the volume. The Remote is very light and easy to forget in your pocket, but its alumnium and very durable. Also works with iTunes, iPhoto and Keynote. Apple should go back to including them with all new Macs.

    13 of 16 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

    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

    Nice elegant remote and great ease of use!

    • Written by from Mililani

    I love the way it's designed. So nice. I wouldn't throw this one around like my white plastic one. I like how it matches the macbook pro body and keyboard. It is so nice and it seems to be more functional in terms of response than the white plastic one. Thanks!

    14 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Piece of JUNK!!!

    • Written by from kimberly

    I bought two apple tv's and BOTH remotes broke within 6 months. BOTH!! These things are absolutely worthless!! A cheap 3$ remote from any store will work better! APPLE SHAME ON YOU! How can I give this aluminum junk heap zero stars?

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Park Ridge

    Sleek, beautiful and extremely durable.

    I've had this remote for 2 years with no problems and great battery life. I also love the intuitive design.

    Only issue: This all-in-one remote works on multiple Apple products. So, if you're on the computer and using your Apple TV, make sure that the remote is only focused on one of the two, otherwise you're in for a full-blown cacophony.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Hollywood

    These remtoes are great. I actually signed on here to buy a new one, because I got drunk last night and left it sitting in a puddle of water for a few hours. It seemed to like it stopped working, but I checked it again before buying a new one, and it started working perfectly again.

    15 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Amsterdam

    Already broken after a year. No replacement offered though.

    16 of 23 people found this useful