• 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Moskva

    Super Good

    6 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from long beach

    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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The new Remote is horrible!

    • Written by from Kalispell

    Not only does it add an unnecessary button, but with larger fingers you will be very frustrated within minutes. The comfortable raised convex buttons have been replaced by scooped concave buttons that are NOT ergonomically natural and complicate use by any man with average sized fingers.
    This is a perfect example of: "If it's not broken... Don't fix it!"
    Although the aluminum case is nice, the feel and function has been significantly diminished.

    I am a HUGE Apple fan, but this remote is a FAILURE!

    12 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Laser Beamer

    • Written by from Cluj-Napoca

    The remote is the most usefull in presentatins keynotes. Too bad apple had not thought yet to include a laser beamer.
    When going on presentation you have to have 2 gadgets in yourhand. :(

    14 of 35 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just great!

    • Written by from Montreal

    This thing is so slick. Nice design, sturdier and also controls the ipod and iphone. A must have.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty Good

    • Written by from Chieri, TO

    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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    At first I was hesitant but now I am glad I went ahead and got it.

    • Written by from Anchorage

    This little remote is great. At first I though, "Why would I need it?" "It is the same thing I already have with the white remote."

    Well it is much better. For one it is probably three inches long which is better for fitting in your hand than the white remote. The center button in the wheel is actually a "select" button. Which is the same as the play button to an extent. Off hand there were a few things the "select button" could do that the play button couldn't but can not remember exactly what they were. Perhaps just a fluke of my memory.

    Plus it matches up with my Mac Book Pro nicely and guess what it will match up nicely with my iPad when I get one of those as well.

    No I am not just a person who gets all things Apple just things that work great for me.

    18 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    does not play vlc

    • Written by

    this remote has problems with vlc. ie the play/pause and the the central button do not work. Also when you press play/pause the itunes launches. Not an isolated incident...you can check in any forum before buying this item

    15 of 54 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Two thumbs down.

    • Written by from fremont

    I was extremely excited after ordering my remote and counted the days until its arrival.
    however when i received it i had trouble syncing it to my macbook. I tried and tried and no luck. knowing that i just had bought my computer i was confident that i my computer was compatible with it and i must be doing it wrong. well with a closer look on apple.com i discovered that for some stupid reason the apple remote is not compatible with the newest edition macbook...seriously apple?
    it works on every other "new" product available...except ofcourse the most popular and frequently bought white macbook.
    well i feel like this should be posted at a very clear place before purchase so that this wont happen to anyone else.
    good one apple.
    way to drop the ball..

    136 of 184 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Change

    • Written by from Norton

    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

    Its Sexy Look!

    • Written by from PETALING JAYA

    Its work fantastic and look beautiful.

    11 of 20 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great design, exquisite materials

    • Written by from Mexico

    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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best remote to date!

    • Written by from Fort Lauderdale

    I was somewhat skeptical of getting this remote, since there were a few remarks made regarding the new button layout and shape, but then I got it for Christmas. You won't gain any additional features (minus the additional center button), but the feel of the remote has improved greatly. It's much much slimmer and the metal gives it a sleek look and a sturdy build.

    Originally, I planned to use it for my macbook, but it ended up becoming my Apple TV remote.

    Its a great product- don't hesitate getting it!

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Improvements to perfection

    • Written by from Rüsselsheim

    The function of the remote is perfect. Using frontrow or apple tv or giving a presentation with keynote. The new design is very comfortable, especially for bigger hands.
    A lot of thinking went into that product, you can feel it in every detail. The buttons are different curved so that you can feel the different buttons. The surface feels like the new unibody notebooks, very hightec, heavy high price. I am just in love with that product it's improved in every way, highly recomend to buy it even if you allready have one if you
    -use keynote: better grip looks better, easier to reach menu button so that you can quickly switch into slide overview

    -If you like thoughtfully designt products that provide a feeling of quality in your hands.

    19 of 27 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Springfield Gardens

    i bought it i thaught it will work on my new macbook but it was a total disappointment until i found out that it works with my ipod thats what cheered me up a liitle but the sleek shape i loved the shape but i was dissapointed about the capability!

    10 of 33 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very cool!

    • Written by from Plainfield

    Easy sync and it works like a charm.

    12 of 14 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

  • 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....

    7 of 8 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Eye Catching Design and amazing performance

    • Written by from Barrie

    This remote works amazingly well- I can even use it from directly behind my notebook! The product is a work of art, and like most of Apple's products, makes me feel like I live in the future!
    Overall, a 9/10 rating (could have thrown in some bonus features). I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT

    13 of 14 people found this useful