Does the 13-inch have a sensor to work with the remote?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by kat.hayes, Nov 18, 2013.

  1. kat.hayes macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  3. kat.hayes thread starter macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  4. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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

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    The Apple remote is not supported on any Macbook Air models after and including the 2010 model, so this isn't anything new.
     
  6. kage207 macrumors 6502a

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

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    A better solution might be to use an app to turn your iPhone into a Wi-Fi remote, which won't require line-of-sight. I'm sure there are many such apps, but here is one: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/rowmote-pro-remote-control/id315316036?mt=8
     
  8. Boyd01 macrumors 68040

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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.:)
     
  9. kat.hayes thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    OK, as long as there are other options out there.

    Thanks.
     
  10. cerberusss macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  11. Boyd01 macrumors 68040

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  12. Dweez macrumors 65816

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    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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