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Apple Remote Control for iPod (White)

by Apple

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  • 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
  • Compatibility: iPod nano (1G and 2G), iPod mini, 3G iPod, 4G iPod with click wheel, iPod Color, iPod Video

System Requirements

  • Media: Electronics
  • Item Quantity: 1

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 4.9 x 4.9 x 4.9 cm ; 23 g
  • Shipping Weight: 59 g
  • Item model number: MA128G/A
  • ASIN: B000BAAM1G
  • Date first available at Amazon.ca: March 11 2009
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #155,387 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful
Does exactly what it's advertised to do. April 17 2006
By Katie Floyd - Published on Amazon.com
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.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
You Must Know.. June 10 2008
By Benjamin Zeimis - Published on Amazon.com
Okay look. Lots of people say "NOO" to this product, but you have to know what it's purpose is! I just recently bought a MacBook, and in the instructions, it always talked about the Apple Remote. I found that this was the remote, and the "For iPod" actually means "for all mac products with an IR port" It DOES work. Maybe not perfectly, because it's an IR (infra-red). but well enough to be able to move through music, video and even powerpoint presentations with ease from across the room! Last I checked, that's what they said it would do. It DOES work with the Universal Dock. And especially well with the MacBook and MacBook pros. If this is what you want from a remote. Buy this one!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Gets the job done but way overpriced Jan. 2 2008
By R. Pogue - Published on Amazon.com
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).
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Great with Front Row Jan. 9 2007
By LRFious - Published on Amazon.com
My roomate recently bought a new iMac. This remote and the Front Row software were included and are very impressive. I really want to set it up on my Power Mac G5, but I don't think I can at this time.

iPod users: Just wait, the next release of software for your MP3 player will likely fix the menu button problem.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Wish it came in black Sept. 3 2009
By S. Herrin - Published on Amazon.com
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This comes in handy for presentations with my Macbook. It makes it very easy to go through a slide show in PowerPoint or Impress. It's tiny, so I don't have to cart around some receiver and remote to get the same functionality. And I can use my own bright green laser pointer, instead of having to carry it in addition to the extra bulk from having a dim red one built into a remote.

It also works just fine for playing media. It even works with third-party players like VLC straight out of the box.

I wish it worked with Preview. Maybe that will come in an update. But, sometimes I give slide shows from a PDF. And it would be nice to be able to advance through those slides.

I also wish it came in black. The white plastic doesn't match my aluminum and black Macbook at all.

But, overall, it's a decent remote, and works as easily as any Apple product.