Apple Remote - ehhh?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by iJUNKY, Feb 1, 2006.

  1. iJUNKY macrumors member

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    i've tried searching for any related threads and didn't see any, so...

    anyone know if the same apple remote can be used with both laptop AND iPod dock. Not that I have either yet, but my MBP will be here soon (hurry UP!!!!!!!) and I'll be getting a pod as well soon.

    it would be pretty sh*tty to have to have 2 remotes. anyone know, or tried it?
     
  2. mikes63737 macrumors 65816

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    I don't think you would need 2 remotes. I looked at the Apple store and I was pretty sure it said it would work with the iPod dock and Apple computers with an IR sensor (which the MBP has).
     
  3. myshoeshurt macrumors regular

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    Yeah, good question. Can you use the same remote for a computer AND dock? What if both were in sight of the remote? Would the remote control both devices at once?
     
  4. Chundles macrumors G4

    Chundles

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    Yes you can. And you can also pair a remote to only work with one device.

    I was at the Apple section of David Jones in Sydney the other week and they had three Intel iMacs set up and a remote on a cord so no one would nick it.

    I went back as far as I could and hit "Menu" - sure enough, all three Macs went into Front Row at the same time, all at different positions as each had been activated before and left in different spots. I hit a few buttons and then "Play" - a movie started on one, a song on the other and a slideshow on the third. The music was being streamed to an iPod HiFi and when it started the Apple rep nearly crapped his dacks - it was so loud!!!

    Sounded nice though.

    So yes, the remote will work with more than one device.
     

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