I've got an Apple Remote, but I only ever use it for my AppleTV. There is a remote app for the iPad.im also thinking about the apple remote...is it worth it? i just got the incase compact backpack for school. i got an enclosure for my HDD that i took out of my MBP to replace with an SSD. a 32 GB flash drive and a 1 TB HDD hooked up to my TC that i can access from school.