• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Remote but...

    • Written by from FORT LAUDERDALE

    I love this remote. It's classy and has a sleek design. It is too big, however (that's what she said). It's about twice the size of the previous white mac remote.

    Why so big? It could be half the size..

    18 of 27 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very limited functionality

    • Written by from North Wales

    When I bought it I thought it will work with all iphone/ipod touch apps but this is not true. Also it offers very limited control. You have to constantly go back to your device to start stop application or switch to a new video on youtube that defeates the purpose of having a remote. Apple you can do a better job than this....

    24 of 39 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good enough, but better with remote softwares

    • Written by

    No questions for the design. Astonishing, give u the elegant looks when giving presentation. No problem with transmitting. Affordable.

    Features? Quite limited. Works with ppt, but only for moving slides.
    Other features such as quitting slideshow, goto first or last slide, can only be done by other software. Several choices are sofa control, mira, remote buddy, and iRed Lite (free).

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Remote

    • Written by from Exton

    I have been using the default white Apple Remote since 2008. I saw this come out shortly after I got the late 2009 MacBook Pro (Aluminum Unibody). I just recently got it, haven't used it much Love the finish totally clashes with the MacBook Pro!! Looks Dynamite!!! Like the new button layout, reviwers said it doesn't pair and all that don't know what their talking about!

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Made for big hands, very slippery

    • Written by from Walkerton

    The device itself works well. However, compared to the smaller squarish plastic remote, this remote does not fit well in my hand. I find it too long to sit in the fleshy part of my palm if I want to comfortably thumb my way through the buttons. And because of its slipperyness, I'm needing to close my fist tighter than feels comfortable. I am female, older, stroke recovering, and would absolutely love this remote if it were 3/4" shorter _or_ the buttons moved 3/4" further down. I give it a 1 for my particular needs even though it is 5 in style, price and function. (Averaged to 3)

    16 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    One Word: Wow.

    • Written by from Beverly Hills

    I'm blown away that Apple created something so amazingly simply for an almost unheard of price of $19.95. This little doodad is all aluminum . . . you take it out of the box, aim it at your Mac and then Bob's Your Uncle. Wish everything in life worked this well.

    10 of 11 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Hard to press buttons.

    • Written by from Miami

    The remote is beautiful in every respect except usage. Pressing buttons is hard because of the lack of tactile differentiation. The main issue is with the directional buttons vs the center button. If one is not looking it's easy to confuse them and press the wrong button. So you might find yourself having to look at the remote to see where you are pressing.

    That's unacceptable. There is no reason Apple can't make a remote that's tactile enough to easily differentiate among keys and easily press without looking. Actually they did, the old Apple remote works perfectly in this regard.

    25 of 41 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    greta i love it

    • Written by from Laredo

    great i wish it works on my tv

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It's Great

    • Written by from Chestnut Hill

    I would rate it a 4.5 if i could, because the price is rubbish, but I love the way it looks and it's durable, and above all that the quality of the experience is a lot better. It matches almost identically with my computer. Great thing, but please price it at about $15 because I will buy more.

    16 of 23 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No volume

    • Written by from Spring

    why is this remote lacking the control to volume...

    25 of 42 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

    45 of 82 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love This!!

    • Written by from Chattanooga

    I just love the Apple Remote, the sleek, aluminum case is so complimentary and elegant sitting next to my MPB.. Totally unexpected, but very very happily surprised with the range of the remote, and how easy it is to use, and that it works with ALL my Apple stuff is fantastic!! NOW, if Steve would just design a house that ran on Snow Leopard, all would be right with the world! :)

    16 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply Amazing

    • Written by from Troy

    This remote is awesome. It works flawlessly with the universal dock, I can point it in any direction and it'll change the song or raise the volume. Personally, I think the best thing about this remote is the design, it's extremely thin, and it's very well built, doesn't seem cheap like the one provided when you buy the universal dock. It also has some weight to it, so it feels like you're holding something that won't break for a while. I would 100% recommend this to anyone who needs a remote for their dock or anything else.

    12 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Aiea

    Smart move on Apple's part. This product is awesome, both functionality wise and design wise. I love the fact that Apple has changed the design to match the rest of their products. Another plus, it costs the same as the previous version.

    12 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Tampa

    I heard that the IR receiver needed to be directly pointed to in order for it to work but when I got it I found that no matter where the remote was or which direction it was facing, it still changed the slide/song. It makes things a little bit simpler but much more productive. Its fun and cool to use.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Los Gatos

    This new remote has a sleek deign in complicated packaging. When i got it i was surprised at how light it was. I love it if you have iAlertU it is great if you are leaving you just press a button as you walk out the door.

    9 of 10 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

  • 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I love it

    • Written by from Williamsburg

    I use this remote almost every day with my macbook pro.
    great design, light weight, fast respond, and the battery still working more then a year now.

    12 of 17 people found this useful