• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Quit complaining

    • Written by from Croydon

    To those who keep gripping about how upgrading to Lion totally killed their experience, use Plex or Boxee (support discontinued). Both are ≥ to Front Row, and have more functions for the remote.

    That aside, this is the best piece of hardware in the universe. Its well built. And small. what more needs to be said?

    25 of 35 people found this useful

  • 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautifully made, works well, but for what?!

    • Written by from Bronxville

    With Lion Apple removed FrontRow which is the ONLY reason i bought the remote in the first place. The remote works well when you are mid-movie, or already listening to music, but that's annoying. I am using this remote on my Mac Mini that is a media center, so I have to use the keyboard/trackpad to do anything to only THEN use the remote.

    The divide is gorgeous and well made, it works perfectly when "primed", but with the removal of FrontRow it just doesn't make sense. Please put an app on the app store for front row, please!

    44 of 50 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great design, little capability (on OS X Lion)

    • Written by from Cianjur

    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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Laziness

    • Written by from Campbellsville

    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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works quickly and works well!

    • Written by from New haven

    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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't Buy for Lion

    • Written by from Hickory

    This remote and the old remotes worked great with Front Row. In Lion there is no Front Row. Until Front Row returns this is really not a good purchase.

    This remote has limited functionality with iTunes. Just not worth the money.

    34 of 37 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Why no mute button?

    • Written by from Seattle

    I mean really. I know you like to have them look all spacey and minimalist, but seriously, a mute button is super helpful in a remote control. Just double it up with the menu button, make it a single tap and menu a double tap. Come on.

    36 of 48 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    So small - lost it the first week and had to spend $20 for another

    • Written by from Gorham

    I suppose it's a good thing that this remote is small. The first thing I said when I opened the box was," wow this remote is really small - we'll have to make sure we keep it somewhere safe." One week later, with two teenage boys in the house, we cannot find the remote anywhere. Looked under sofa and sofa cushions. Cannot find it! We got along for a while using the iphone remote app, but we had to reset the apple airport and it caused the apple tv to no longer work - apple tv needs to be set up again and you cannot do that with the iphone remote app - has to be done with the apple remote. What were the designers thinking when they designed it so small! It should have come with a built-on honing device.

    12 of 24 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Used to be great

    • Written by from Wood River

    I loved this little remote it was awesome now, since the upgrade to Lion it doesn't work anymore. Apple where is Front Row it was the best app if your computer is your entertainment system.

    76 of 91 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best. Remote. Ever.

    • Written by from Levittown

    This is AWESOME! I took it out of the box and said, "Wow, its so light! And thin!"
    This could easily be the next iPod shuffle model.

    23 of 33 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm sure it will be of use to someone....

    • Written by from Brisbane

    Like others here, I thought this was wonderful! I could control my videos/music/podcasts while on my x-trainer across the room, or just relaxing on the lounge, but since upgrading to Lion it is useless to me. I can either exercise to the same song or podcast over and over or control volume - big whoop! I'm sure it is of use in Keynote (from what I've read) and Apple TV, but for those of us who don't want/have Apple TV, this has created a HUGE hole in my life.

    32 of 39 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It's useless now with the latest software.

    • Written by from Sunderland

    This used to be a great product. It worked seamlessly with Front Row, enabling you to share your music,photos, and videos with everyone from across the room using only this sleek and well designed remote.
    Then apples latest software, Lion comes along, tons of people buy it thus making this product useless because the media browser Front Row has been removed.
    If anyone is using an earlier software on their Mac then by all means, purchase this cool little thing.
    But for anyone else using Lion, lets hope Apple hears our cry for Front Row so we can continue using the darn things.

    37 of 40 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Does Not Work With New MacBook Air

    • Written by from Braunton

    bought it with great expectance, looks great, feels great in the hands, but when attempting to pair it with my near brand new Macbook Air... nothing... Because theres no IR receiver on the new Macbook Air, a fact omitted almost everywhere on the apple website, very disappointed, big fan of apple stuff and it all works well but I really felt let down by this.

    51 of 63 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Lost 2 already...

    • Written by from Palm Harbor

    I keep losing them, since they are so thin and small. The performance is great, much better than the first remote

    16 of 22 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple remote has limited functionality in OSX Lion

    • Written by from Bedford

    Got this remote for my iMac 27 mid 2011. Works better on Slow Leopard. The menu button doesn't do anything on OS Lion, I hope apple fixes that soon.

    69 of 75 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Brooklyn

    I really like it! it works in the entire room, i don't even have to aim it against the iMac! I can watch dvds or listen to music from my bed w/o getting up every time.....Whatever its a good piece and very light and thin. the price is great too! Enjoy it!

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Crawfordsville

    Make sure to turn on the remote service in the security settings.. Other than that paired perfect..

    22 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Cleveland

    This product is absolutely incredible! I've had mine for a year and a half and although it has served it's purpose well of aiding in my laziness and keeping me from having to walk to start my music or watch a show, I never until today realized just how amazing this tiny little remote is.

    Most nights, I use my remote to watch a movie or tv show before bed. Some nights, I fall asleep too early and my remote will get lost in the blankets. This happened three nights ago. Two days ago was laundry day. I didn't realize that I had lost my remote yet, so I gathered all my blankets and just threw them in the washing machine. I dried my clothes, all was well... until the next day when my roommate went to do a load of clothes and pulled my tiny remote from the bottom of the washing machine.

    I was crushed. I was not sure what to do without my remote. I just new my little buddy, my enabler was a goner. I stuck it in some rice, hoping and praying I could save it. I thought that was probably pointless, as it's not like a cell phone which can be taken apart. Today, as I was getting ready to crawl in bed, I missed my remote and decided to test it out... just in case...

    IT WORKS!! My tiny little remote still works! Thank you, Apple! You amaze me! <3

    36 of 46 people found this useful