• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not bad

    • Written by from Ottawa

    I love the look of the new remote it matches well with the macbook pro iMac and mac pro However it still uses IR which is outdated and doesn't always work as desired. Range is limited and CANNOT be obstructed whatsoever. I wish the next remote to use 2.4GHz wireless technology.

    25 of 33 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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Misleading advertising

    • Written by from O FALLON

    "Control your Mac, iPod, or iPhone from afar with the sleek aluminum Apple Remote. Play, pause, adjust volume, move forward and back, and access menus while playing music and video"

    Will not work with the iphone without a dock apparently because it's IR instead of bluetooth.

    27 of 49 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    nice remote

    • Written by from hyannis

    well,for those who are wondering if works with the universal dock station from apple,it does!but,be aware,there is not even a single difference,when you compare it with the original that comes with the universal dock,it doesn`t offer anything new,,it`s stylish,and it`s made from a new material,i liked ,it`s beautiful,i first bought it thinking i`d be able to do more with it,you still have to pick your playlist,or select you media from the menu and then you can use the remote to play ,pause,and go to the next song,with the universal dock that`s all you really do withit,just don`t understand why,there is a menu option,if doesn`t work

    16 of 21 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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Okay, but no on-screen menus?

    • Written by from Fort Wayne

    I'm not sure of this is a design fault of the dock or the remote, but when I purchased the remote to control a 5th-Gen nano on a Universal Dock hooked to my entertainment system, I expected the capability of bringing up the nano's menus on screen and using the remote to switch between functions and select videos. Doesn't work. The best one can do is select a video from the nano, then use the remote to stop and start. Com'on Apple, you can do better than that.

    27 of 34 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    good remote - bad battery

    • Written by from San Francisco

    The remote is pretty and works well - but the factory-installed battery died 2 weeks after I started using the remote.

    33 of 43 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with iPhone alone.

    • Written by from Oxnard

    I wanted the remote to be able to control the iPhone when docked on a stereo base. Unfortunately in order to control the iPhone via this remote you need the iPhone docking base. I wish the guy at the apple store would have told me that when i asked him. All in all, remote looks and works great but just not with the iPhone. "If only the iPhone had an IR reciever".....

    52 of 66 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

  • 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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    New Apple Remote

    • Written by from La Mesa

    I've had the new Apple Remote for about two weeks now. I find it to be very stylish, My Apple TV responds quickly to operation of the controls of the new remote, response is faster than my old Apple Remote. I am guessing the ir lamp is brighter than the old one. I find the center of the control wheel operates as a button as well. It operates the pause and play functions like the new button that is marked with the Play/Pause symbols.

    The only thing I find that could be an improvement is the rocker ring control, which is flush with the surface of the aluminum body of the Remote. This makes it more difficult to operate by feel and is cause for pushing the center button instead of the control on the rocker ring. It would be easier to operate the intended function if the ring were to be raised like the previous control.


    31 of 41 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    It's a remote!

    • Written by from 서대문구

    I like it. It is nice.

    The new length and weight gives it a nice feel. The menu button and play button are still different, but the middle is still able to be used as the select button. It seems like there is redundancy and for the sake of design the extra button was added.

    It matches my MBA which is what I got it for. However it seems to be all design and no functionality.

    That is my take on it. The old plastic one is still nice.

    19 of 31 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Monterrey

    The nicest feature of the last plastic version, was precisely that you can stick it to the built-in magnets of the screen... Although aluminum is more resistant hehe :)

    26 of 56 people found this useful