MacBook/MacBook Pro owners....

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Stridder44, Jul 29, 2006.

  1. Stridder44 macrumors 68040

    Stridder44

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    Im probably going to be getting one of these (MB/MBP) and I've always wondered...where do you guys usually store the remote when you're on the go/when it's not in use?
     
  2. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    right next to my ipod and camera in my desk drawer. I find that I hardly ever use it, to be honest.
     
  3. xparaparafreakx macrumors 65816

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    Its in my backpack pocket or in my pocket.

    Other times, its sitting there with the shuffle near the MBP.
     
  4. musicalmcs8706 macrumors regular

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    Usually sitting in my bag or right next to my MBP.
     
  5. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030

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    mine is still in the plastic, unopened in the original MB box...
     
  6. risc macrumors 68030

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    In a drawer in my dork room. I just use the keyboard to fire up Front Row if I ever use it.
     
  7. The Senator macrumors regular

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  8. Oofie macrumors regular

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    Thanks for reminding me, I have to look for mine...
     
  9. FleurDuMal macrumors 68000

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    Am I the only one that actually uses my remote?!

    Anyway, I keep mine either on my window sill (sp?!) or, strangely, in my pocket.
     
  10. generik macrumors 601

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    It is too small to do anything. I rather have a bigger one, or at least one that is more useful (think: can advance powerpoint slides).

    As it is, it is just a piece of easy to break piece of plastic with very very very limited software support. For instance I can use frontrow to play a DVD in my drive, but suppose I don't want to waste my precious region changes and deregion my DVD first into an ISO image, and then mount it manually, it wouldn't play at all.

    Mind you, DVD Player does play from the mounted DVD image if started manually, why wouldn't Frontrow?

    It's beyond useless.
     
  11. nitynate macrumors 6502a

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    I have one with my iMac and it just stays in my back pocket.
     
  12. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030

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    it just seems silly and not useful to have a remote for a laptop unless you've got it hooked up to some sort of media center setup. personally, i would much have rathered they'd kept shipping the monitor adapters and made the remote something you purchase if you'll have a need for it (but, i suppose they'd make less money because surely more people have a need for a mini-dvi to dvi/vga adapter than a front row remote..?)
     
  13. Saluki Alex macrumors 6502

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    There is a program called iRed Lite that gives the remote more functionality, including the ability to advance through PowerPoint slides (I think some minor scripting is required though) but I've yet to use the program myself.

    http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/29871
     
  14. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030

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    if that program gets developed a little more to be easier understood and interacted with by end users (those without scripting knowledge, i mean), it's going to be VERY popular, i'd think.

    i don't use my remote or FR at all because it's all media-based (and with a laptop sitting in front of me, i can select a new song or press stop without a remote.. :rolleyes: ), but if I could incorporate some more practical uses...? that would be awesome.
     
  15. mark! macrumors 65816

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    With my cellular modular ogular device, DS lite, DS lite game holdy thingy that is worth mentioning because it is the coolest, wallet, iPod, etc.
     
  16. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030

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    found another program (Sofa Control) that lets you customize the remote's features as well, in case anyone is interested.
     
  17. FragTek macrumors 6502

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    I have a little pocket in my Targus bag that almost seems made for it. It has a mesh front so I can see if it's in there or not. Works perfect!
     
  18. desenso macrumors 6502a

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    Lost mine the first week I got it.

    I never really used the remote, to be honest. I find it to be a bit of a gimick.
     
  19. FragTek macrumors 6502

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    I use mine every night while relaxing in my recliner sipping on 101. Easy way to access my music collection and zone out after a long day of work.
     
  20. BAspecialCake macrumors member

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    It was a gimmick...

    For those who associate remotes with power.

    :cool:
     
  21. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    i hear my dad again......"it's all a gimmick.....blah blah"
     
  22. Texas04 macrumors 6502a

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    Mine is always near my computer like right next to it, next to my bathroom sink where I can change the song as I'm getting ready or in my pocket. I also have a cell phone holder on my labtop bag and it goes in there for long trips.

    I find it VERY usefull. I use it for music, picture slideshows. iAlertU, Itunes, watching movie previews, watching shows on my mac fullscreen w/ front row as well as movies. turn up and down the volume... its very usefull :)
     
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  24. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    i dont use it much, but its great for iTunes while writing up an essay, and for the wow factor for people who havent ever used or seen a Mac.
     

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