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Apple Remote

alaTest has collected and analyzed 324 reviews of Apple Remote. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Opinions about the controls and durability are on the whole positive. The size and design are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some critical opinions about the control panel. There are mixed opinions on the reliability and price.

usability, design, size, durability, controls

control panel

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Apple Remote is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple Remote

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 user reviews of Apple Remote from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the design. The durability is also appreciated, but some have doubts about the size and control panel.

usability, durability, design

price, control panel, size

81% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPod RemoteApple iPod Remote

Sep, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple Remote

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 163 user reviews of Apple Remote from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the controls and reliability. The design and price are also appreciated, but there are some mixed opinions about the durability. Some have doubts about the size.

usability, price, design, reliability, controls

size

82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple - Apple Remote remote controlApple - Apple Remote remote control

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Kyle VanHemert (wired.com)

Review: Apple Remote

 

Turn your iOS device into an AV command center.

Mom-friendly setup. Apple made it, so it plays nice with anything out of Cupertino

Takes a second to reconnect to the target device whenever you switch out of the app

Dec, 2011

Expert review by : James Hutchinson (goodgearguide.com.au)

Apple Remote

 

Control iTunes libraries and AppleTVs from your iPhone, easy-to-use interface

Quits on return to Home Screen, inability to use the iPhone for any other functions during use, restricted to Apple products

Apple's Remote application is a brilliant piece of software that manages to tie the company's bevy of wireless and music server technologies into the iPhone. It's easy to use and has a great interface, though Apple's application restrictions mean that...

Jul, 2008

Expert review by : James Hutchinson (goodgearguide.com.au)

Remote

 

A must-have for iPhone owners

Control iTunes libraries and AppleTVs from your iPhone, easy-to-use interface

Quits on return to Home Screen, inability to use the iPhone for any other functions during use, restricted to Apple products

Apple’s Remote application is a brilliant piece of software that manages to tie the company’s bevy of wireless and music server technologies into the iPhone. It’s easy to use and has a great interface, though Apple’s application restrictions mean that...

Jul, 2008

Expert review by (whathifi.com)

Apple Remote overview

 

APPLE REMOTE IN

Red dot design award!

Expert review by : reddot (red-dot.de (UK))

Apple remote control

 

The Apple Remote enables the user to operate the iPod or Mac from the other end of the room. All one has to do is plug the iPod into the iPod Universal Dock which then in turn is connected to a TV set, a stereo music centre or active speakers with...

Expert review by (automatedhome.co.uk)

New Apple Remote Review

 

Apple's diminutive infrared remote control was replaced a few weeks back (along with the launch of a raft of other new hardware). The new unit leaves the old white glossy plastic look behind and adopts the brushed aluminium finish of the rest of the...

Nov, 2009

Consumer review (newegg.com)

So So

 

Small Size & Carry Case. Bluetooth connectivity so no USB Port needed

Keeps switching from Media / Presentation modes. Which causes non technical individuals to go crazy. It would be nice if there was a simple switch to indicate which mode instead of hold the button but not too long or it will start Bluetooth pairing or...

Mar, 2015

Consumer review (shopping.com)

Great design, but of limited use

 

Apple's latest remote control replaces its first-generation remote, which bore a strong resemblance to Apple's original iPod shuffle.

Excellent industrial design, minimalistic, fairly inexpensive

Limited use, can't control non-Apple devices, free app makes it redundant

Mar, 2011

Consumer review (warehouseexpress.com)

Remote on a roll!

 

What can you write about a simple remote? Its a great design, feels good in the hand and weighs a nice amount. You can use it with virtually any Mac product as far as im aware. I use mine with my iMac and Apple TV.

design, robust, simple to use, use with any apple product

May, 2010

Consumer review (warehouseexpress.com)

Remote on a roll!

 

What can you write about a simple remote? Its a great design, feels good in the hand and weighs a nice amount. You can use it with virtually any Mac product as far as im aware. I use mine with my iMac and Apple TV. I used to have the previous plastic...

Design","Robust","Simple to use","use with any apple product

May, 2010

Product Specifications

If you connect your iPod to a home stereo, powered speakers or TV set, the Apple Remote lets you experience your songs, slideshows and more from across the room. Just plug your iPod into the Universal Dock and choose a play-list, slideshow or video. Then, sit back, relax and enjoy. 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 offers play/pause, volume control and forward/back buttons. The Apple Remote requires the iPod Universal Dock and any iPod with a Dock connector.

Battery

Battery Technology:Lithium
Battery Type:CR2032
Number of batteries supported:1

Buttons

Input Type:Press buttons

Design

Brand compatibility:Apple
Color of product:Aluminium / Silver
Compatibility:iPod, iPhone, Mac
Compatible products:iPod, iPhone, iMac
Interface:IR Wireless
Remote control proper use:PC, Smartphone

Display

Built-in display:N / No

Header

Manufacturer:Apple
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Apple Remote

Packaging Content

Quantity:1

Performance

Number of devices supported:3

Remote Control

Supported Devices:Digital player
Technology:Infrared
Type:Remote control

Software

Mac operating systems supported:Y