Anybody have a case for their Apple TV Remote?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by softapplecake, May 23, 2019.

  1. softapplecake macrumors newbie


    May 23, 2019
    I've heard some folks have had their Apple TV Siri Remote smash (The front is made of glass!) why Apple switched to glass after making the stainless steel hard body remote I don't know!

    Anyway I've been browsing online and wanted peoples feedback on whether it is worth getting a case or not?

    I've seen a few around, some made of silicone , more recently this Wood one also caught my eye... (by Flosku) anyone have these cases?

    this is the wooden one I was considering...

    Although Amazon also have a large selection of silicone ones...

    What do you guys think? Or should I not bother getting a case at all?
  2. BJMRamage macrumors 68020


    Oct 2, 2007
  3. Casey Royals macrumors member

    Casey Royals

    Sep 25, 2016
    Melbourne, Australia
    I got the silicon case, after my remote smashed after falling 18” to the floor and having to pay $90 for a new one. I don’t want that to happen again!
  4. jtara macrumors 68000

    Mar 23, 2009
  5. hardon macrumors regular

    Aug 27, 2003
    UK Kent
    --- Post Merged, May 24, 2019 ---
    Yes and yes
  6. Expobill Suspended


    May 30, 2018
    i would like to make a federal case against the remote, but i sold that unit just this monday.
  7. jtara macrumors 68000

    Mar 23, 2009
    I'm surprised that it is so easily breakable. Seems like a tough little thing, and light.

    Never had an Apple product break/crack/whatever, save for a popped screen on Apple Watch 0, and have dropped many iPhones and the remote several times. I'm not particularly "accident prone" though, and I do keep my phone in an Apple silicone case.

    A friend dropped his off of my fourth-floor balcony (really 6 stories as was above parking garage), and worked fine after he fished it out of the bushes. It was bushes, though, not concrete. There was drinking involved.

    My 2008 aluminum Macbook has war injuries from being jostled in the overhead of a bouncy flight.
  8. JBGoode macrumors 6502


    Jun 16, 2018
    It's horrible and I don't usually complain about things. I repurposed my 6s as a remote. It's much better.
  9. jtara macrumors 68000

    Mar 23, 2009
    You either love it or you hate it.

    Best remote ever made. Second-best was the old one with the ring.
  10. JBGoode macrumors 6502


    Jun 16, 2018
    I like the idea of the touch pad remote, but don't care for the execution. I think it's a bit too small, too slippery, and I'm not sure if it's too sensitive or the small size but I'm constantly overshooting the spot I'm trying to maneuver. I find using the phone app to be less frustrating plus I already have it in my hand to enter text when needed. I love that feature.
  11. TheIntruder macrumors 6502a


    Jul 2, 2008
    I have the Fintie/Casebot linked above.

    Makes it easier to pick up/hold as well.

    Don't expect the GITD green to be very bright or last very long, but it was only a few quid.

    ATV4 remote is the epitome of form over function.
  12. Expobill Suspended


    May 30, 2018
    the firestick remote puts that remote to shame. i love the tv and volume control on the firestick remote whereas i just need one remote to control the TV!
  13. Michelasso macrumors 6502


    Feb 20, 2012
    Treviso, Italy
    Bought one (actually 2 for 1, for few Euro) from Amazon immediately after buying the ATV. It was too slippery, I couldn't grab it. And it kept falling.
  14. MistrSynistr macrumors 65816

    May 15, 2014
    They make literally ONE case for this, just copied by other companies.

    It's good and gives the remote a better feel/handle.
  15. Ideanj macrumors member

    Apr 30, 2013
    I use this one which is $7.99 on Amazon and it's been working great! Sturdy strap, feels comfortable in the hand and even has magnets to attach it to a TV when not in use.
  16. Tech198 macrumors G5

    Mar 21, 2011
    Australia, Perth
  17. priitv8 macrumors 68040

    Jan 13, 2011

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