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AudiGuy
Oct 13, 2005, 02:01 PM
i really want the new remote. my question is will it work with my powerbook? i bought it in march. ive look everywhere and i cant seem to find a IR reciever. does the newer powerbooks have them built in?

bursty
Oct 13, 2005, 02:17 PM
I'm interested as well. I've heard a few times that they are bluetooth but then I heard they are IR and the iMacs IR sensor is behind the Apple logo. I totally want a Bluetooth remote for my PB and MacMini.

robbieduncan
Oct 13, 2005, 02:22 PM
The only Mac that the remote works with (as of today) is the new iMac. 2005 PowerBooks do not currently have IR receivers.

Sorry.

bursty
Oct 13, 2005, 02:23 PM
The only Mac that the remote works with (as of today) is the new iMac. 2005 PowerBooks do not currently have IR receivers.

Sorry.
Do you know for sure that its IR? IR sucks so much.

carpe diem
Oct 13, 2005, 02:24 PM
The only Mac that the remote works with (as of today) is the new iMac. 2005 PowerBooks do not currently have IR receivers.

Sorry.
Where is the IR on the new iMac, its not in the camera?

robbieduncan
Oct 13, 2005, 02:25 PM
It says this on the Apple Store page for the remote: "Compatible with Apple products introduced in 2005 or later that have a built-in Infrared (IR) receiver."

It IR not bluetooth!

robbieduncan
Oct 13, 2005, 02:27 PM
Where is the IR on the new iMac, its not in the camera?

At this point I'm not sure. Some people claim it's in the Apple logo (on the front). Some people claim that all digital cameras can "see" IR anyway.

I'd have thought that somewhere near the top of the iMac would be better as it's less likely to be obscured so somewhere near the camera would be a good bet.

itsbetteronamac
Oct 13, 2005, 02:49 PM
I would bet that the IR reciever is behind the apple logo. It is true that digital cameras can "See" IR signal or waves, but they are not capable of interpeting them.

AudiGuy
Oct 13, 2005, 02:52 PM
well i think that they should make a bluetooth version for those of us who dont have IR

Superdrive
Oct 13, 2005, 03:08 PM
i really want the new remote. my question is will it work with my powerbook? i bought it in march. ive look everywhere and i cant seem to find a IR reciever. does the newer powerbooks have them built in?

Perhaps in due time. Maybe we'll see a PowerBook G3 style Apple logo on the bezel with the IR receiver behind it. As I have read elsewhere on here, there are other remotes that will work perfectly with what you have now.

itsbetteronamac
Oct 13, 2005, 03:17 PM
If you have a compatible bluetooth phone. You can use "sailing clicker" which is an amazing app that allows you bluetooth phone to control like everything you could ever want.

AudiGuy
Oct 13, 2005, 03:52 PM
If you have a compatible bluetooth phone. You can use "sailing clicker" which is an amazing app that allows you bluetooth phone to control like everything you could ever want.

will the motorolla razr v3 be able to do this?? is so, forget the remote!

or what about a psp?? sounds crazy huh? but will it work?

robbieduncan
Oct 13, 2005, 04:01 PM
will the motorolla razr v3 be able to do this?? is so, forget the remote!

or what about a psp?? sounds crazy huh? but will it work?

The Razr V3 is not on the list of compatible devices (http://www.salling.com/Clicker/mac/devices.html).

As the PSP cannot run the Java client (at least on the current firmware) it won't work either.