New apple remote unboxing

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by depaulsunny, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. depaulsunny macrumors member

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    I just got it today. The new apple remote unboxing pics.. :apple:
     

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  2. depaulsunny thread starter macrumors member

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    unboxing

    unboxing final pic :)
     

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  3. FarSeide macrumors 6502a

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    do you have to pair it with your devices or does it work like the old remote ?

    i ask because the remote that's controls my uMBP interferes with my wife's uMBP.
     
  4. depaulsunny thread starter macrumors member

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    It works like the old remote.
     
  5. FarSeide macrumors 6502a

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  6. Hot Snowboarder macrumors 6502

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    Side and back picture?

    Is it just like the nano? Really thin and seamless?
     
  7. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    is there a middle button on the big circle?
     

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  8. Hot Snowboarder macrumors 6502

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    By the looks of the manual, yes. Select.?
     
  9. depaulsunny thread starter macrumors member

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    That's affirmative. It is now a 7 button remote.

    I have also attached the back and side pics.
     

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  10. mdwsta4 macrumors 65816

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    happen to have the old remote to compare it to?
     
  11. dan5.5 macrumors 6502

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    that remote looks very sweet... time to sell the old one and pick up one of there puppies...
     
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  13. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    That remote is really long. I'm digging the aluminum body.
     
  14. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

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    I read that it's not.

    I take it the round bit is not a scroll wheel like on ipods?
     
  15. depaulsunny thread starter macrumors member

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    First Impressions

    1. Cool Aluminum body
    2. Increased buttons to 7 buttons now
    3. No scroll wheel functionality like iPod
    4. Really thin (A quarter thick at edges and about 2 quarter thick in the middle)
    5. Functions just like the old remote
    6. REAAAALLLYY LOOOONG!! (As long as iPhone)
    7. Width just shy of old remote
    8 Battery compartment is, as everyone knows, at the back

    I didn't like the long body at first. But after some use, I realized it feels more natural than the old remote which was held by fingers. It's soo thin if it hadn't been for the long body, it won't give a good grip.

    After sometime it starts looking like starship keycard.. :cool:

    Somebody asked for comparison photos.. Here they are:
     

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  16. patrickdunn macrumors 6502a

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    Good photos, great thread. Thanks depaulsunny.
     
  17. SchneiderMan macrumors G3

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    No way! awesome. thanks!
    It's the Macbook Air of remotes! lol
     
  18. dloomer macrumors regular

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    Wow. Everything I had read (from unofficial sources, i.e. here on the MacRumors boards) when this was announced was that it would be a click wheel. Which, by the way, I have been saying since the first remote came out is the way it should be if the remote were to be worthy of the Apple name.

    I just got mine and I can confirm that the only difference from the old remote is more buttons, and a different shape and color/finish. I wouldn't have shelled out the 40 bucks for two if I had known this. Sorely disappointed.
     
  19. 929406 macrumors regular

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    does it control programs such as Keynote presentations and Itunes? If so how is this different to the Remote App on the Iphone that works through the network? Will it do anything extra or just convenience?

    I do need a separate Iphone App to control both Keynote and Itunes and it does require a network connection
     
  20. gumbyx84 macrumors 6502

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    To anyone who has the new Apple Remote and the old, white model: Is there any reason to upgrade? I like that the new remote has a select key that is separate from the play/pause key (I like to use it with Plex and Front Row (Trying to get Plex to launch when menu button is pressed so I can completely replace Front Row), but not sure if its worth buying. My MBP is my media center (other then my XBMCed XBox), so having a nice easy to hold remote would be nice.
     
  21. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

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    This was actually a useful thread. Thanks for sharing.
     
  22. aaquib macrumors 65816

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    Great unboxing, much appreciated.

    :eek: They really shrunk the packaging.
     
  23. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    Yeah pretty soon they're are just going to start to paper wrap things.. :D
     
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  25. TonD macrumors newbie

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    Wow. They took a tiny remote and made it huge. When talking about remotes, I'm not sure that's a good thing.
     

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