MacDailyNews reader Eric L. received his brand new Apple Remote (US$19) via FedEx as part of a 27″ iMac order and sent along some unboxing photos and first impressions:
Still waiting on the loaded i7 Quad Core!
The remote is as solid as a Unibody MacBook. It doesn’t want to bend at all.
The minimalist plastic case is curved to fit the remote. Perfect alignment.
The menu & play buttons are scalloped, as is the center button.
The aluminum appears to have exactly the same texture as the Unibody Macbook.
So well executed.
I actually hit the Menu button with the MacBook nearby on the table (while closed), and I heard it waking up. I said, “No way”. But it worked.
So as to signal-angles etc, I can say that not even pointing at the laptop, it works great. (Unlike our stupid DirecTV remote).
The new Apple Remote (US$19) lets you control your Mac, iPod, or iPhone from afar: Play, pause, adjust volume, move forward and back, and access menus while playing music and video.
More info about the new Apple Remote here.
Thanks, Eric L.!