|Apple Remote Control for iPod (White)
|List Price: $29.99
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Box Contents: Apple Remote, Battery (CR 2032), User Guide
With the Apple Remote, you can take control of your digital entertainment from anywhere in the room. Simply connect your iPod to a home stereo or a speaker system, and experience songs, slideshows and more from across the room. Just plug your iPod into the Universal Dock and choose a playlist, slideshow or video. Ready to move on to the next song? No need to get up from your sofa--just press the forward button on the Apple Remote. Phone ringing? Just click pause, then pick up where you left off.
The Apple Remote also works with the new iMac G5. It combines with Front Row -- a menu-driven, full-screen interface -- to make accessing your iMac's digital bounty from any seat in the room as simple as navigating your iPod. When you click the Apple Remote's Menu button, your desktop fades and Front Row's sleek interface takes its place to give you control over your music in iTunes, your photos in iPhoto, the videos in your Movies folder and whatever DVDs you want to play. Just sit back and enjoy the show.
- Compatibility: iPod nano 1G, 2G; iPod mini; iPod 3G, 4G, 5G, 5.5G
- Remote control for iPod or Apple desktop/notebook PCs
- Plug your iPod into the Universal Dock and choose a playlist, slideshow or video
- Combines with Front Row to make accessing your digital media library a snap
- Offers play/pause, volume control and forward/back buttons
- Very limited use IMO
I picked one of these remotes on sale at my local Future Shop on spec, since I can return it within 30 days for a full refund.
Since I hadn't done any research, I cannot fault Apple for my lack of enthusiasm for this remote.
I do not own an iPod Universal Dock, since I have the Denon Dock with my A/V Receiver, and an older iPod Dock without IR capability already.
My G5 PowerMac doesn't have embedded IR receiving capability that I am aware of either. Why wasn't IR functionalty included with the newer iPods either? Some grand oversights IMO!
Apparently, the big plus that some reviewers are claiming is the ability to interface with Front Row sofware. Wowser, wowser, wowser!!! Well I have a couple of Microsoft USB Media Mice (discontinued I believe, but maybe still avaialable on eBay or elsewhere) which have many buttons that interface with any Mac application by configuring an inexpensive and excellent shareware program, USB Overdrive. I'm sure there are comparable USB mice that can be used for this purpose.
USB Overdrive is certainly not restricted to Front Row by any means. I can do almost anything remotely, including iTunes and DVD Player operation from 20 feet or so. I've used it to watch DVD movies on my Powerbook, but of course the Apple Remote can do this right?!
The Apple Remote buys me nothing without the Universal Dock, which is overpriced anyway. The whole concept of operating such a small portable device like an iPod is flawed IMO, since one cannot see what one is doing and what is left is to merely skip fwd and rev based on no visible feedback and adjust volume or mute. If you're close enough to see where you are you don't require a remote anyway! To somewhat lesser extent this also applies to a desktop computer, since wireless mice have been available for quite a while now.
However it can be picked up cheaply and looks cool I suppose. I might be taking mine back, even though it could be useful for a future Mac in my life. I wonder why it didn't include some mousing capability? Now THAT would have been novel and sellable!!
- This is a waste if you own the Ipod Video
I bought this for my Ipod 80 gig video and it was a complete waste of money. The Ipod Video doesn't support it and you are better to buy the plug in remote or the plug in remote with receiver....more info
- Great for the iMac
I have one of these remotes that came with my iMac, and I like it. It helps turn my iMac into a great flat-panel monitor for watching DVDs or streamed videos. It has a magnet on the side, which means I can stick it to my iMac and just leave it there.
I can't really see the point of getting one of these for an iPod, though. My iMac has a big screen, which means I like to watch movies on it at a distance. I guess there must be other uses for it when it comes to an iPod that I'm not aware of. For watching video on an iMac, this is a must have. ...more info
- Does exactly what it's advertised to do.
This remote works with any Mac with built in Front Row or with any iPod through use with the accompanying iPod universal dock. I"m surprised by all the nay-sayers because they are docking the remote points for features that it wasn't designed or isn't advertised to do. That doesn't seem fair.
If you're looking for a backup or replacement remote for your Front Row equipped Mac, this remote is the only choice. If you're looking to control the song selection, fast forward or rewind or pause, or change the volume on your iPod, then this remote is for you too. It does not have the ability to change playlists or return to the iPod main menu, but if you're using your iPod from afar and need a remote, it's not like you'd be able to see what your screen says anyway. If you're looking for that added functionality, then there are other more expensive iPod remotes on the market.
I use this remote the time with my video iPod when attached to my TV to play, fast forward, pause and rewind video content. I knew it's limitations when I bought it, and I'm not at all disappointed because it works just as it's supposed to.
Also, keep in mind that Apple can always add additional functionality through a software update to the iPod as they have done many times in the past....more info
- Apple IR Remote for iPod Video (5th Gen)
The deficiencies of this Remote with the new iPod Video (5th Gen) are serious. In order to use this Remote you must have or purchase the Universal Dock for an additional $40. Not only is its capability seriously flawed (e.g. the Menu button is non-functional with the iPod; you can only adjust volume, go forward, go back, pause and resume play). When using it for slideshows and videos, you must do all of the pre-show set-ups first (using the Photo Settings or Video Settings menus, directly on the iPod and even start the slideshow or video. THEN and only THEN, can you assume limited control with the Remote. BUT, if you inadvertently push the Remote's Play/Pause button at the beginning of the show, the iPod will revert to the music playlist function and you will have your slideshow playing, not with the music you selected in the set-up, but with the music from the Music menu playlist last selected. The only recourse is to go to the iPod and reprogram the Photo or Video Settings and restart the show from the beginning. Once the last picture is seen, you must then go back to the iPod to STOP the show (otherwise the music will continue to play and the show will loop and restart). Not only is this a poor purchase choice, at any price, it is the only solution because the ultimate problem lies with the iPod software which can provide no additional functions no matter what brand of Remote you buy. This is a problem that only Apple can fix....more info
- Apple Remote Control for iPod (White)
I was glad to find just the Apple IPOD Remote control, because I already had the dock. This really worked well with it, and the reason I went with this company because is I had problems with another company that sold me a
docking and Remote control system. So therefore I decided just to get a remote for my old dock in which still work so I figured why not. ...more info
- Great for the Macbook Pro!
I have the latest generation unibody designed Macbook Pro with Intel 2.53 Ghz Processor, 4 GB RAM and 320 GB Hard drive. I wanted the Apple Remote to give me added convenience for operation.
This is a compact design with simple controls:
This is powered by a CR 2032.
Set up is simple by pushing the Fast Forward/Menu button. Once you get the link icon, you are ready to go. You get a menu to access the following:
It has an excellent range. I can control it from across the den (19 feet) - if I needed to. Practically, you will control it from about 5 to 10 feet away (i.e. college dorm room or apartment). I do not have an IPOD dock to assess the functionality of the remote with the IPOD.
I highly recommend the Apple Remote for the newly designed Macbook Pro....more info
- Having control in the palm of your hand...
All I can say is that if you have a decent set of speakers attached to your computer it makes life grand. No more keyboard, do it all from a comfortable position on the couch or dance floor.
Love it!!...more info
- Gets the job done but way overpriced
I love the Apple remote for the convenience of controlling my Mac's media from afar...but it's outdated and severely overpriced. It's basically your standard IR remote, with 6 buttons, yet it's still 30 bucks, and it's the same Apple remote they've been selling for some time now. I would hope by now they would at least have a Bluetooth remote or something so we don't have to use the IR sensor on the Mac. Get it only if you absolutely need it because you lost your original remote (for Mac users)....more info
works great so small you'll lose it like i did.
ps;check the couch....more info
- The MENU button doesn't work
I have the 60 Gb Video Ipod and the MENU button doesn't work, also you must have the Ipod Dock to use it....more info
- Just the same thing...
I think that this remote has the advantage of the menu button, but this is only to lock the cradle with the remote. The functios are teh same like another controls that cost 10 dollars. The unique difference is that has the apple design (a little more quiality of the remote)...more info