Apple Infrared Remote control for Digital player

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Apple Infrared Remote control for Digital player

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 acros...

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Review of "Apple Infrared Remote control for Digital player"

published 27/05/2011 | rockinrebel
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Pro Neat remote - Perfect for when I am feeling lazy!
Cons Can only operate the 'Media Menu'.
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"The lazy way to watch films on your laptop!"

I noticed after purchasing my Macbook Pro a few years ago that there is the option of using an infrared remote with the computer. I looked into this idea a little more and was really shocked at how much these remotes used to retail for. For this reason I had a browse on eBay and managed to win one of these remotes for under £10!

The remote is looks very neat with a menu button and a selection button wheel similar to that found on the iPod Shuffle. The remote also runs on a cell battery which can be replaced through a small cover in the bottom.

The first time I used this remote I was amazed to discover that no setup was required. The product worked straight out of the box.

~ Usage ~

The remote usage, just like the design is extremely simple. To use the remote simply press the menu button and an attractive media player will open on your laptop. The menu allows you to select music, videos, play a DVD, browse photos and much more. Another great feature is the volume control which allows you to control the computers main volume without being next to your computer.

I have found this remote brilliant when I want to watch a DVD on my laptop at university whilst lying on my bed. I can put my laptop on the side and operate everything from a distance!

~ Verdict ~

This product is very simple but does the job perfectly. One thing that would make this product a little better would be the option of being able to use the remote to operate the mouse for example on the desktop. I believe now however that there are products on the market which use bluetooth, which could be better. I am not sure whether this remote is compatible with the new Macbooks. I do know however that there is a new remote on the market for the newer models.

All in all a superb product - Just check it's compatible first!

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Product Information : Apple Infrared Remote control for Digital player

Manufacturer's product description

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.

Product Details

Product Description: Apple Remote remote control

Device Type: Remote control

Connectivity Technology: Infrared

Supported Devices: Digital player, Digital player, mobile phone, personal computer

Battery: Standard - CR2032, 1 x standard - CR2032

Designed For: iPod (3G, 4G, 5G); iPod classic; iPod mini; iPod nano (1G, 2G, 3G, 4G); iPod touch

General

MPN: MA128G/A, MA128, MA128G/B, MC377Z/A

Device Type: Remote control

Connectivity Technology: Infrared

Supported Devices: Digital player, Digital player, mobile phone, personal computer

Power

Battery: Standard - CR2032, 1 x standard - CR2032

Included Qty: 1

Compatibility Information

Designed For: Apple iPod (3G, 4G, 5G) ¦ Apple iPod classic ¦ Apple iPod mini ¦ Apple iPod nano (1G, 2G, 3G, 4G) ¦ Apple iPod touch

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories: CR2032 battery

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