How does your remote feel?

sprucemoose

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What does everyone think of the feel and build quality of the new remote?

To me, the trackpad surface and button feel very good. But I don't know if I quite love the feel of the other buttons. They're also a bit variable. My play/pause button in particular is a little softer/stickier than the others, while the Menu button feels much more nice and firm with a nice click.

A big improvement over my old (white plastic) Apple remote. However, with Apple's recent advancements in keyboard mechanisms, I expected the buttons to feel a bit more uniform and satisfying to press — especially important when playing games.
 

Tulani

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Dec 6, 2012
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is the new remote compatible with the mac mini?
.......its trackpad will be quite handy if so... to control my media
 

Jamesk811

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Mar 23, 2015
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Was also not too fond of the buttons, they feel abit plasticky and fee cheap. Not Apple quality that's for sure.
 

randyj

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Aug 23, 2004
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I don't like it much at all.
I am using my old stereo remote which I use for everything.
I think I might not use the new one at all.
 

Frankied22

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Nov 24, 2010
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I think the remote feels fine. I will say though that I don't think having a trackpad adds much. It's still a pain to enter logins and passwords and it takes a minute to get used to it so you're not overshooting your selection all the time.
 

bradkrischel

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Sep 2, 2010
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I think the remote feels fine. I will say though that I don't think having a trackpad adds much. It's still a pain to enter logins and passwords and it takes a minute to get used to it so you're not overshooting your selection all the time.
I think the remote feels fine. I will say though that I don't think having a trackpad adds much. It's still a pain to enter logins and passwords and it takes a minute to get used to it so you're not overshooting your selection all the time.
Is it not possible to use the Remote app on the iPhone to enter passwords for the initial setup of apps with the new Apple TV?
 

protobiont

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Jul 6, 2010
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Is it not possible to use the Remote app on the iPhone to enter passwords for the initial setup of apps with the new Apple TV?
According to reviews, the remote app does not work with the new AppleTV (yet?). IF true, I can't imagine why a company like Apple can't have something so seemingly trivial up and running in time. Of course, the remote app has always been lackluster and slow to update.
 

Gutwrench

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Jan 2, 2011
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Right now my remote probably feels lonely because it's in its box at the Apple Store. I will liberate it later this afternoon. I'm sure it will feel better. Thanks for asking.
 
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IscariotJ

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Jan 13, 2004
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According to reviews, the remote app does not work with the new AppleTV (yet?). IF true, I can't imagine why a company like Apple can't have something so seemingly trivial up and running in time. Of course, the remote app has always been lackluster and slow to update.
Remote needs an update :(

Not sure I like the new remote. I don't like the scrolling ( though that's less to do with the remote ), and the click just doesn't feel....right. It certainly doesn't feel as well built as the old remote.
 

AntnyMikal

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Jun 2, 2012
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I like it, feels perfectly fine to me. All my buttons feel the same, not squishy and just the right amount of click. Trackpad is nice as well, overall good to me. I wasn't really a fan of the previous remotes though, they were too small and awkward in my hand and too squishy IMO.

This one has a more natural feel to me, buttons are all easy to access and has a comfortable weight to it.

Don't mind the FirstTake in the background.
 

illitrate23

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Jun 11, 2004
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I don't mind the remote, the scrolling works well once I switched it to slow rather than medium.
I'm looking forward to a 2nd version in a year or two that has force touch