Just like everyone else, I've been having occasional trouble with picking up the remote with it pointed "the wrong way". After over-thinking a bunch of different solutions, I ended up with this. It does four things for me: Keeps the remote from sliding on smooth surfaces. Avoids the possibility of the aluminum underside of the remote scraping if it is placed on a metal surface (my remote keeps ending up on top of my MBP and I don't like the metal-on-metal noise). Raises the remote just a touch off the surface, making it easier to pick up. And, of course, makes it so that I can tell instantly upon picking up the remote, without looking, and before touching the top surface, whether I've got it oriented the right way round. I bought a 9" x 12" sheet of adhesive-backed foam (looks to be about 5/64" thick) at Michaels (a craft supply store, I don't know if it's regional or national, but I'm sure other places have something similar), for 99 cents, and cut a 1" square and a 1/2" by 1" rectangle, and placed them as shown in the picture. At first glance, the stuff looks like colored "construction paper", but it's thicker (it was near the stickers in the store, it's intended for kid's craft projects, and it comes in multiple colors) The asymmetric layout (front strip narrower, and further back from the end) lets my fingers know which way the remote is pointed - this works for me, but you could get more elaborate, cut out an arrow shape for the front end and a circle for the back, say. As a bonus, if my first finger is touching the end of the narrow strip, my thumb is right over the center of the touchpad. I placed the bits as shown in part to avoid covering up the the logo or printing, just in case the glue turned out to be tenacious, but I needn't have worried - it's perhaps two or three times the strength of a Post-it note. Enough to hold, but I believe I can easily peel it off later without damage if I want to try something else. (I'd originally considered the kind of foam feet one can put on furniture, but the package labeling warned that they are not intended to be removed and could damage surfaces - this stuff, on the other hand, is designed to be safe for kids to use.) Anyway, I was near a craft store, it cost a dollar, and I like the result. You might too.