• 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from bassett

    I ordered this remote with my MacBook Air, it came in before the MacBook. The 1st thing that impressed me was how thin the remote was, 2nd was i figured I would have to set it up with my computers but much to my surprise I did not. I accidentally hit a button and my iMac came on and my jaw dropped. Another thing i was worried about was it would only be compatible with one mac but no it works with both of my computers and i can mess with my friends by turning their music on in class! For $19 you can't go wrong.

    16 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by

    It does what its supposed to do like any other apple product. It just works. From right out of the package its worked perfect.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from London

    Despite the fact that the idea behind Apple Remote is quite handy, the functions are very limited. But that's not the main issue.

    The remote keeps losing its connection with my MacBook Pro. So you're all set on your couch, watching a few movies and tv shows, listening to some songs, podcasts via Front Row... all is good until, suddenly, the Apple Remote just stops working.

    To solve that, you need to get up, stop whatever media you're currently watching/listening, close Front Row, access System Preferences > Security, disable and re-enable the remote control infrared receiver. AND YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO DO IT EVERY TIME THIS ISSUE HAPPENS (WHICH IS QUITE OFTEN). And this is the only solution offered by Apple support.

    So what's the point in having a remote control, if you have to keep getting back to your computer to make it work???

    I'm sorry, but until Apple gets it together, this is absolutely USELESS.

    11 of 17 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Sleek and ipod like

    • Written by from North Port

    For some reason the menu button is indented. It works great with Frontrow and slideshows in powerpoint and keynote, and it works well with Itunes. Great, solid product but people always ask me what I'm doing with my ipod during a presentation :)

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from JAKARTA

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

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Phoenix

    I bought this remote today and I absolutely love it! the plastic case it was in was slim, but once out of the packaging this thing feels just awesome in your hand. function may take some getting used to, I find myself accidentally pushing the center button while using the arrow wheel, it seems rather unnecessary since there's now a button with the same function to the right of the menu. even with that I would absolutely recommend this remote over the ugly white plastic remote that came with the apple tv or your mac.

    10 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why so small

    • Written by from Everett

    Did they really think this was a good idea? I lose this thing every day. Apple, are you listening? Your customers hate this thing. Fix it please!

    14 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Size DOES matter!!!!!

    • Written by from Milford

    Some things are just too small. Just because you can make something the thickness of a bookmark doesn't mean you should. If you have children you will loose this darn thing 20 times a week and it can slip and hide anywhere.

    11 of 18 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Handy and inexpensive

    • Written by from Toronto

    I'm surprised at all people who say this remote is easy to lose. I just keep it with my other remotes. For 20 bucks, this is a handy remote to have to control my music from across the room. Works fine with my Macbook Pro on OSX. And in case you were wondering,the infrared is located on the MBP's front, so even when I use it in clamshell mode, it works fine.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    OK when it works (intermittently)

    • Written by from Carlsbad

    The Apple Remote that came with our Apple TV only works part of the time. It seems to be temperature sensitive - it sometimes works after warming it between my hands. I tried two new batteries with no improvement. It's going back under warranty. (The Apple TV is fine, it works reliably with a trained universal remote.)

    It would be nice if there was a battery level readout like the wireless mouse and keyboard on our iMac. Maybe that's a lot to ask of an IR device - even a red LED on the remote that lights when a button is pressed would help you know if it's still alive.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Too small and thin

    • Written by from Mount morris

    This is one instance where small and thin don't work. Leave it on a couch or chair and it disappears into oblivion for days at a time. I had to turn my couch upside down to find it! Be nice if I could program my TV remote to operate my Apple TV. At least I would have a backup. That's the problem with a lot of devices with remotes. You loose the remote you can't operate the device! Should be some basic controls on any device with a remote. My other gripe is that you absolutely have to point the darn remote at the Apple TV box to get it to respond.

    11 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Flawless as Usual

    • Written by from Pace

    When buying anything Apple you don't need to worry a lot about reading the manual because the stuff works right out of the box. Aside from the lack of functionality regarding the menu button, the remote works perfectly and looks great. Keep em coming Apple.

    11 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It looks as good as it feels

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    I really like the design kinda like my macbook pro and that's a huge plus. Please keep making product like this. Bought it today and used it for 1 hour and I am completely overdrawn to it. I can't even use my keyboard buttons when watching a movie right now.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    it is so cool

    • Written by

    i use it every day

    23 of 42 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Omaha

    Control your ipod from afar! Great!

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Ridgewood

    This is the best thing ever. Apple has the new and latest technology. I am never disappointed.

    14 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good buy!

    • Written by from Edwardsville

    This remote is great to have...I never even thought about the convenience of a remote for a laptop, but now that I have one, I love it! And it really did work straight out of the box. Just press menu and you're good -- from there you can choose, via remote, between movies, photos, videos, music, etc. Press escape to get back to the main computer options. Tiny little thing fits perfectly with the Mac in my Incase sleeve.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    way too small

    • Written by from Granite bay

    I have actually washed this remote when it was mixed in blankets and had to replace. It is currently lost again for the third time. This would be fine if I lived alone but I have 2 kids and a husband! ;) This is the only remote that is a constant problem to find grrr!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Like the remote - but the button's fail too fast

    • Written by from Fountain Hills

    I love my Apple TV and experience, however I have had to buy one after another Apple Controller due to the up-button eventually failing. They have a quality issue that needs to be addressed.

    As a remote and its function, i rate this product a 5, however do to the ongoing issues I have had with the up-button on the remote (requiring me to replace about 3 remotes in the past 3 years) - i rate this product a 2.

    6 of 9 people found this useful