Where do you put your Apple Remote?

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  1. raffinux macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    just curious to know the solutions you have found to place the apple remote when not in use.

    BTW I've heard that on the previous iMacs it was possible to attach it on the left magnetically. Does this apply also to the Al iMacs?

    Thanks
    Raf
     
  2. GraphicOutput macrumors newbie

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    I just keep it on lying on the stand.

    As for your magnet question, a friend told me his "old" white iMac had a magnet in the side where his remote could attatch, but it appears the Aluminum has no such thing.
     
  3. rfrankl macrumors 6502

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    The magnet is on the right side of the monitor on my white 24" iMac.
     
  4. psychofreak Retired

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    Of the four Apple remotes currently in my flat, I know the location of one...and its a clean flat! It lays beside my bed, in easy reach for getting off my Macbook's awesome stuff :)
     
  5. wizwaz3 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, the white iMacs have a magnet on the lower right side of the display, and I've heard the Aluminum iMacs have the same magnet, but the Aluminum case destroys the magnetic field. I have seen people place their remote on the black strip around the display because there are magnets holding the glass in place. :)
     
  6. Shotgun OS macrumors 6502a

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    I have two. One sits on the side of my iMac, and the other sits right next to my bed.
     
  7. jhkingsr macrumors regular

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  8. headhammer macrumors regular

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    i've got an earth magnet stuck to my metal bedframe, so that i can stick my remote to it, and start playing music as i wake up.

    i have another on my magnetic notice board next to my computer (Al iMac) so that i can stick it there when i'm at my desk.
     
  9. rhys105 macrumors regular

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    mine lives next to my keyboard, i only use it to change songs on itunes lol
     
  10. JAT macrumors 603

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    Ours are where they belong, in the cabinet with all the other useless remotes. My real remote is right here next to my chair where it belongs. Handles the Mac just fine.
     
  11. thebassoonist macrumors 6502a

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    that is so cool. i just put my remote up and it worked! man, apple thinks of almost everything!
     
  12. phungy macrumors 68020

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  13. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Then you heard wrong. The magnetic permeability of aluminum is the same as air (or plastic for that matter). There is no magnet in the Aluminum iMac save for the ones that hold in the glass*, some of which may be strong enough to hold the remote.


    * Technically, the speakers also have magnets in them.
     
  14. Victor ch macrumors 6502a

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    I keep my MacBooks remote in the computers case, its very easy to loose it so better keep it in a safe place.

    BTW, can we have a link to that background pliiis :)

    -Victor
     
  15. macenforcer macrumors 65816

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    I keep losing mine and re-finding them again. Its a constant battle. Got to get me one of them zip wires like they have at the apple store. :p
     
  16. jlanuez macrumors 6502

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    Agreed, our Phillips Pronto TSU-7500 has been programmed with the :apple: functions.
     

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  17. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    That's what I do too.
     
  18. hankolerd macrumors 6502

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    X2
    Need link. NEED. LAN party tomorrow night and everyone hates me when I bring in my mac. I would love to have that as my background when I boot into windows(I would really love to not boot into windows, but.....).

    I keep my remote on the side of my iMac. Sometimes in my sweatshirt pocket when i'm up doing stuff. Or at least I used to when I was in a house. Now I am in a dorm and the furthest I can get from my remote is about 12 feet. So I usually just leave it on the computer. I have my MX1000 set up to skip forward songs in any application by hitting the forward button on the side. And with the volume keys on the keyboard I rarely find myself reaching for the remote.:apple:
     
  19. BlakTornado Guest

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    Me too, except mine is horizontal :)

    I think it's a good place to keep stuff, haha.
     
  20. queshy macrumors 68040

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    I keep my remote magnetically tethered to the right hand side of my iMac :)
     
  21. eXan macrumors 601

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    Sometimes I keep my remote to the left near my MacBook, but most of the time it is in the bookcase to the right of the MacBook.

    Dont use it often.
     
  22. boss1 macrumors 6502a

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    I bought one of these. It costs less then $1 at any arts and crafts store (Not the penny, the magnet):


    krazy glue that bad boy to any wall, thing on your desk and voila...you have an instant place for your Apple remote

    [​IMG]
     
  23. jhkingsr macrumors regular

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  24. Luap macrumors 65816

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    Mine is still in the box.
    Sure, its cool. But a bit of a gimmick to me.
     

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