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MacBytes
May 14, 2006, 03:22 PM
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ppc_michael
May 14, 2006, 03:36 PM
That. Is. Awesome.

This is why I love Apple: they think of everything.

UberMac
May 14, 2006, 03:36 PM
How...."handy" :rolleyes:

I can actually think of no use...

Uber

mkrishnan
May 14, 2006, 03:37 PM
That is soooo cool. :D

Right out of the box, right? No mods, no hacks, no third party apps. Just click the button. Very, very nice. :)

Ahem, why you'd be rebooting from ten feet away is another issue, but... :eek: :o

MacBoobsPro
May 14, 2006, 03:55 PM
That is soooo cool. :D

Right out of the box, right? No mods, no hacks, no third party apps. Just click the button. Very, very nice. :)

Ahem, why you'd be rebooting from ten feet away is another issue, but... :eek: :o

You could of set your mac to auto start when you get in and have left the remote near the door as you walk in to get stuff rolling quicker. :cool:

appleguy
May 14, 2006, 04:03 PM
The next revision of the remote will have an boot button on it:D

bigandy
May 14, 2006, 04:03 PM
love it :)

MacRumorUser
May 14, 2006, 04:53 PM
Hey it works... :) That's actually quite handy...

zap2
May 14, 2006, 05:42 PM
neat! useless for me but still cool

truz
May 14, 2006, 06:09 PM
it's handy if your laying down and have a dvd in the drive or want to setup music while.... *you know* and getting up is not an option ;) I wish the remote would power the unit up and restart it. <- handy options. Also, need to work 20+ feet away and threw walls like some cable remotes do.

mkrishnan
May 14, 2006, 07:55 PM
it's handy if your laying down and have a dvd in the drive or want to setup music while.... *you know* and getting up is not an option ;)

Oh, I'm not disputing the use of the remote in general... but why are you rebooting in Windows while you're doing THAT? :eek: :o

truz
May 14, 2006, 10:18 PM
Oh, I'm not disputing the use of the remote in general... but why are you rebooting in Windows while you're doing THAT? :eek: :o

Rebooting in mac.. It was only an idea, it can come handy for some of us.. I'm sure not the idea I gave but there could be plenty of reasons :)

steve_hill4
May 15, 2006, 08:24 AM
Same as eject buttons on remotes, never seen the need. You have to get up to take the CD out right? Most drives also fly back in after a short time, so eject is useless.

You get up, switch your Mac on and ignore the keyboard in front of you and pick up the remote. You boot up in Windows and realise you need the keyboard and so switch back. You boot up in OS X to use front row and realise that's set as default and there was no need to use the remote for choosing your boot, just for Front Row. Pointless as far as I'm concerned.