• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    No more magnetic mount

    I was disapointed when i bought this wonderful remote and tried to put it on the side of my iMac like i did for my old ine. Wrong first of all the back surface is not flat its curvedd for design which doesnt have enough surface area to stick to the side of the imac.Later I tried sticking a stronger extrenal magnet to it and fould out its not magnetic at all. I thought it was magnetic.Overall it's a great remote and i like the ipod click wheel volume control too!

    791 of 1486 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Would love to see clickwheel work

    Overall, a simple but responsive remote. Would be more perfect if the clickwheel is not just the design.

    35 of 44 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    I thought this remote was great when I initially got it, but had no idea that it could put your computer to sleep! Why isn't in a description somewhere?! Once I found this out, I upgraded my thoughts to amazing!

    Wish there was a way to exit Front Row quicker than pressing 'menu' a bunch of times.

    26 of 29 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    Remote works great as advertised. A MAJOR suggestion for improvement would be to add an integrated laser pointer. That is all this product is missing.

    28 of 35 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty Good

    I bought the white apple remote back in 2007 and it broke after one month, so three years later, I decided to pay 20 euros for the newer remote, first of all the design is AMAZING in comparison to the white one which was truly appalling, it works great and works with my old ipod dock. Only problem is it doesn't work with VLC and the range isn't fantastic. Nevertheless, its a good product and does what it needs to do WELL.

    21 of 23 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with new MacBooks Pro

    Great product. I own a new MacBook Pro 6,2 (Nov 2010) and it works without a problem.

    21 of 26 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Aluminum Remote DOES work with other programs

    Another reviewer falsely claimed the remote does not work with any other programs other than iTunes and FrontRow. I use it all the time with presentations in Powerpoint and Keynote (Keynote is far superior to Powerpoint, just FYI) :-)

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Overall Good Improvement with New Design

    Overall this newly designed remote is an improvement on the previous design and definitely feels more in line with Apple's products. The new remote is a non-magnetic aluminum material that is much longer and includes an extra button compared to the original white plastic remote.

    I love the look and feel of the remote but am having a hard time adjusting to the new significantly longer remote as it does not rest as well in the hand as the previous remote. Also, since the wheel control is flush with the remote, it will take some getting used to - whereas the previous design allowed easy and quick use without looking since the control wheel was elevated. The play/pause button is moved from the center of the control wheel to below and replaced with a "select" button. There is a menu button as before.

    This remote works excellent with any Apple product with an IR receiver manufactured after 2005 - including AppleTVs, Mac Minis, iMacs, Mac Books, and more.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Easy to use Remote

    I use the remote daily when i teach for Power Point Presentation, with iTunes, and a variety other apps and software it is compatible with. i only wish it had a laser pointer

    19 of 23 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    apple remote

    it has a beautiful aluminium case and brilliant black buttons. seems to be missing the apple logo.

    i have just brought one and i was really excited about it and then i found out that it doesn't work with the new white macbook uni-body which i found very irritating because i'm going to either have to sell it or buy an IR receiver... so watch out if you are buying one because it doesn't state whether it works with the new white macbook. But it works with the old one, Crazy.

    20 of 25 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Limited navigation- nice design

    This new aluminum remote is definitely better than the previous plastic one, that resembled an iPod shuffle. The buttons click easily, and there aren't thousands of buttons that you have to memorize. But, unless you have apple TV and lost the remote, or you need a new remote for your mac/iPod dock, then you wouldn't need this accessory.
    -Recommended as a replacement part-

    24 of 33 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great design, little capability (on OS X Lion)

    Great design. It's IR but worked very well from any direction to the receiver. It's about 5 meters on maximum distance from the receiver.

    The function of this remote on OSX Lion are for controlling Quicktime, iTunes, and Keynote or PowerPoint presentations. They are turning up and turning down the volume, getting to the next or prev song, getting to the next or prev slide, play or pause the song or movie, play a slideshow (stopping a slideshow isn't supported), fast forwarding or rewinding the music and the video.

    You're cool when you're presenting a slideshow using this device. That's the most great feature of this device.

    19 of 24 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works quickly and works well!

    I bought it as an impromptu purchase right before I gave a Keynote presentation. Right out of the box, it immediately somehow "recognized" my macbook and my macbook only (other people in the room had macs and I still can't quite figure out how it knew to direct itself to mine) and I was able to use it seamlessly with my presentation. The only thing that might be handy is a laser pointer at the end so that I don't also have to carry a pointer. But very happy with this sleek littile thing.

    17 of 20 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Same functionality, better looks.

    Overall, nice and solid but has the same functionality as the last one. This is great because I use one with my mac mini HTPC and another with my apple hi-fi so I always get the mixed up since they look the same.

    The aluminum casing is amazing but I would have liked to have an option with white buttons to match my other accessories like the wireless keyboard and mouse as it feels a little bit out of place.

    17 of 20 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty Cool

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

    17 of 21 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    need improvement but great!

    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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great design, exquisite materials

    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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    To correct some bad rumors...

    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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost there

    Apple definitely should use a click wheel on this. It's what everyone assumes it is already, why not make things easy. They're always talking about how everything is integrated and natural, now in the days where everyone has, had, or has at least messed with an iPod, a click wheel is natural. And why IR instead of Bluetooth?

    23 of 34 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

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

    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.

    13 of 15 people found this useful