• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply Great, but doesn't last!

    Yes, this is a great little remote, simple, easy to use. The battery lasted almost 2 years with daily use. However, recently the fast fwd part of the button ceased to work. I'm guessing it wore out, as all other functions are fine. I thought something this simple would work forever, but now its become a pain for navigating through the Apple TV home screen. Wondering what to do, buy a new one, or just use the remote on my iPad/iPhone? Here is hoping it's just a glitch and will come back to life. For now I'll just use my iPad or iPhone for that feature. The pain, oh the pain!

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    worst remote ever

    I love the apple tv, but the remote is horrible. Its extremely small, and we lose the thing all the time. I ended up programming my harmony remote to control the apple tv.

    13 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I love it

    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 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    This product is great. And Scott, it doesn't work with the retina display macbook pro or 2012 iMac.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Laziness

    I Bought This Remote and it does everything and more that i wanted it to do I simply was thrilled to use it and the design and weight made it that much more cool!

    11 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    This is one of the most beautifully designed and built products that I have ever seen in my life. The menu and center buttons are slightly concave and your fingers sit very nicely on them (seriously). The case is a single piece of aluminum (no seams except for the battery cover, buttons, and IR transmitter of course). Matches perfectly with the Mac computers’ latest designs. Simple and perfect.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not up to my expectations for Apple.

    From a purely functional standpoint the remote performs as advertised. However from an ergonomics standpoint it is terrible. It is too small to be held comfortably in the hand, even for someone with small hands. The buttons are awkwardly placed and require you to adjust your grip to operate it. The click wheel from the ipod is mimicked in the design but it is in fact a faux click wheel that is really a directional pad. You can advance through menus by pressing => but you cant back through them the same way, you have to hit the awkward menu button. Until apple updates this I wouldn't waste my money. The Remote App for iphone or ipod is far superior, easier to use and has more functions.

    28 of 50 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    My Hands Hate The "New" Apple Remote

    To the point - the sharp metal edges do not feel good in my hands - the placement of the 'Menu' button is awkward - the 'wheel' around the 'select' button is hard to locate by touch alone - the battery cover on the back is a tactile distraction and is hard to 'close' - the metal finish gets clammy and damp from being held.

    PUL-LEAZE - do something with the design of the Apple Remote - this metal thing is really not good - and I am a 1988-to-the-present SUPER APPLE FAN - There's almost nothing to complain about regarding Apple designs - but this one is TERRIBLE!

    14 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It does everything it should

    Does everything great and it has a long IR (Infer Red) reception. It is also a great price for what you get. If u like music on your mac, then iWould buy this thing.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks good with a MBP

    Looks good as it matches the color of the MBP. really professional look for Powerpoint and Keynote presentations. Pity they made something so sleek and didn't think to integrate a laser pointer however, or at least a second model with a laser inside.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I love it so much i bought 8 more

    i got one of these little guys and i loved it so much i bought 8 more for my other macs, ipods, apple tv's ect...

    100% recommend buying this product

    18 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    i just got it in the mail and it works way better than the old one...apple is the greatest!

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Change

    I have several of the previous model remotes. This is a much welcomed change to match the rest of the Apple line.

    16 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    This Apple Remote, is the best!!!The slim design and all of the buttons really fit my hands.......It is also easy to use....

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Love New Apple TV but Hate Remote

    I love Apple products, I own at least one of almost everything, but this remote is really horrid. It is way to sensitive to the touch even set on slow. While watching a movie or show if you grab or touch the remote you can easily fast forward or go backwards on your show without realizing it. If you have any kind of arthritis in your thumb joint it is literally painful to use this remote, it takes two hands to keep from hoping all over any given menu. I love the Siri part and the fast reaction time of the Apple TV itself. I do not use remote for gaming but I have a really large library of movies, tv shows, etc., this seems like a very hard way to get through them all and having to type these passwords in is intolerable. If you make one mistake you well have to go back through the whole signing in of passwords to all of your apps. This needs to support an external keyboard of some type whether on your iPhone or iPad or other item.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I hate this thing

    My one complaint about Apple TV is how ridiculously small this stupid remote is. We get it Apple, you want to make stuff look cool, but come on, this thing is so impractical. I honestly don't know how you own this thing without it getting lost--it's constantly slipping into my couch cushions and is impossible to find because of how small it is.

    Now, I have to buy a new one and I'm sure it won't work right out of the box. Apple, make a reasonably sized remote!

    13 of 21 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good build quality too small

    Great remote design, it's a pleasure to hold. That being said it's very small and if you lose it you need to have home sharing initiated already or you won't be able to sink another device to it. A replacement is surprisingly cheap and syncing a different remote is easy but a scream function in the remote that could be activated by an inconspicuous button on the apple tv itself would be brilliant.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Where did it go?

    The remote is great, let get that out there. It came with our Apple TV. Works fine, does everything we need it to, but a lot of times we lose it. We have always found it, but have had to use our iPad's "Remote" app from Apple in the meantime. But it looks so cool! So we give it four stars, 1 for cool, -1 for losing it all the time, 3 for working.

    12 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't even work

    I purchased this product a few weeks ago and the only thing I can say about it, is that it doesn't do anything. I have a Mac mini Early 2009, which features an IR receiver and it's also manufactured after 2005. So my Mac should meet the requirements for using this remote. But when I wanted to pair it I waited for the chain lock to appear on the screen, but it didn't. I also tried to pair directly from the system preferences menu - it also didn't work.

    What I did afterwards is going back to my local electronics store and had it replaced with a new one. Also the new remote didn't work. I also tried to use a new battery - with no success.

    So to sum up, I wasted $19 and now I have a useless piece of aluminum laying around in my drawer.

    17 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Remote Stinks!

    Whenever I use my remote that came with my apple TV, it also messes with my Mac, and I can't fix it.

    21 of 37 people found this useful