The Apple Remote is a $19 infrared (IR) remote from Apple - and one of our all-time favorite remotes: housed in a slim and durable aluminium enclosure, its buttons "click" at just the right pressure point and send commands very promptly.
The Apple Remote is also the only IR remote supported by Remote Buddy 2 that supports pairing. The remote achieves this by sending an ID (from 0 to 255) as part of every command, allowing software to identify and tell apart sending remotes.
If you try to use an Apple Remote with a new Mac, you'll discover that it doesn't work. That's because today's Macs ship without the necessary IR receiver.
With Remote Buddy 2 and a Flirc USB, however, you can make it work - including pairing, wake from sleep and more!
The Apple IR Receiver or Apple Remote don't work. My Mac has no built-in IR receiver. How can I use an Apple Remote with it?
This remote requires an infrared (IR) receiver. The following IR receivers are supported by Remote Buddy 2 and compatible with Apple Remote (Aluminium):
Receivers with Wakeup badge can be used with Apple Remote (Aluminium) to wake the Mac from sleep.
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$ 19.00 (us)|
€ 25.00 (de)