Front Row Remote Battery Life

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Chack, Dec 5, 2006.

  1. Chack macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2006
    Location:
    Portland, OR
    #1
    Out of curiosity, does anyone know what the expected battery life is on these front row remotes? When they die are we just expected to drop $29 on a new one?
     
  2. musicalmcs8706 macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2006
    #2
    There's a little button on the bottom of the remote that you press with a pen or something small. The battery is in there.
     
  3. Josias macrumors 68000

    Josias

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2006
    #3
    The batteries are like $5, and take 8 seconds to replace.;)

    Mine has shown no sings of low battery after 7 months.
     
  4. backsidetailsli macrumors 65816

    backsidetailsli

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2006
    Location:
    Toronto!
    #4
    mines going strong
    i guess it depends how often you use it man.
    i barely use mine.
     
  5. psychofreak Retired

    psychofreak

    Joined:
    May 16, 2006
    Location:
    London
    #5
    I haven't used mine after the first week with my macbook.
     
  6. wordmunger macrumors 603

    wordmunger

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2003
    Location:
    North Carolina
    #6
    I've used mine about twice, mainly just to see how it works. But if you were using the computer as your main way of watching movies or something, it could come in handy.
     
  7. MoparShaha macrumors 68000

    MoparShaha

    Joined:
    May 15, 2003
    Location:
    San Francisco
    #7
    I've programmed my universal remote with the Apple Remote signals, so I hardly use the remote anymore. But, I've found it quite handy for Keynote presentations.
     
  8. Chack thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2006
    Location:
    Portland, OR
  9. charkshark macrumors member

    charkshark

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2006
    #9
    Mine died after a month :( , probably was overused trying to impress my peecee using friends :) . I replaced the battery for 5 bucks and 10 seconds of finger labor, I really wouldn't be worried about it.
     

Share This Page