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kat.hayes

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It seems that the new 11-inch Air does not have a sensor built in to work with Apple remotes. Does the 13-inch Air have this sensor?

I need it to work with Keynote when delivering presentations.

Thanks.
 

kat.hayes

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Ouch...

Seems to me that one of the main reasons to have a portable device like this might be to travel and give presentations.
 
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PDFierro

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Ouch...

Seems to me that one of the main reasons to have a portable device like this might be to travel and give presentations.

Apple stopped including these. It's called an IR sensor. Not really a big deal.
 
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GGJstudios

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May 16, 2008
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Ouch...

Seems to me that one of the main reasons to have a portable device like this might be to travel and give presentations.

The Apple remote is not supported on any Macbook Air models after and including the 2010 model, so this isn't anything new.
 
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kage207

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Ouch...

Seems to me that one of the main reasons to have a portable device like this might be to travel and give presentations.

There are of course 3rd party apps/accessories but if you have an iOS device you can always get apps that are remotes.
 
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Boyd01

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Ever since I got my MBA I've been using my old 15" MBP as a DVD player. I still have the old little white remote control, not sure if it came with the MBP or my PowerBook G4. But it's pretty handy... and the remote still has the original battery which is at least 5 or 6 years old.:)
 
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cerberusss

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Ages ago, I got my then-girlfriend a wireless (via USB-dongle) laser pointer which had two buttons that simulated PgUp and PgDown buttons. Worked on any OS that I could test back then.

Perhaps the cheap Chinese sites have something for you, like this one:
http://dx.com/p/pp990-rechargeable-li-ion-ppt-page-down-red-laser-pointer-pen-white-black-186166 (the review says it works with OS X)

There's also the Logitech R400, which is only supported on Windows but on the Logitech forum, multiple people claim it works with Keynote.
 
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Boyd01

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Here's a bluetooth remote that claims MacBook Air compatibility: http://www.satechi.net/index.php/satechi-bluetooth-smart-pointer

bt_remote_closed_main_chrome.jpg
 
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Dweez

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There's also the Logitech R400, which is only supported on Windows but on the Logitech forum, multiple people claim it works with Keynote.

This is the device which I use while presenting with my 2012 MBP and 2013 MBA using Powerpoint, have not tried Keynote. All buttons work as advertised.
 
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