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Is the apple remote compatible with the macbook? If so, is it worth getting?

Is its range good/do I have to keep aiming to get it to work? The ihome's remote doesn't work well at all and I want to know if it's better than that.
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Mine works just fine with my blackbook. I use it from about 8ft away.
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yes you can. I use it from about 2ft away
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it is compatible. i have been able to use it from about 15-20 feet
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Yes it is compatible and unless you are sitting quite far away from your laptop then its not worth buying. use CMD + Esc
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Wait a sec, doesn't the Apple remote come with the MacBook?

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Wait a sec, doesn't the Apple remote come with the MacBook?
nope, only with the iMac, and Min.

For everything else its a mere $20
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I just purchased one on eBay for $12 new! I can't believe they stopped putting them in the MBP kits.

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nope, only with the iMac, and Min.

For everything else its a mere $20
I got a remote with my macbook, came along in the package o.o
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If you got one of the first Macbooks, then yes, you got the remote with it. If you go buy one now, you'll have to buy the remote seperate.

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Plus if you order a MacBook now and wish to buy the remote with it online at the Apple store, the MacBook then becomes a BTO computer since they will package the remote in the box with the computer delaying it a few days.

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That sucks...mine came with my MBP. I don't ever use it though...I can't really find a good use for it. If my computer is on, I'm usually right at it...
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That sucks...mine came with my MBP. I don't ever use it though...I can't really find a good use for it. If my computer is on, I'm usually right at it...
Same here, I've used it maybe 3 times in the past year. It's a neat little device though.
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I use mine alot with my iMac when I have a darts game or poker going on across the room.

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That sucks...mine came with my MBP. I don't ever use it though...I can't really find a good use for it. If my computer is on, I'm usually right at it...
For the first eight months that I owned my MBP, I never used the remote, it stayed wrapped up in the box. I then discovered Front Row when I bought my iMac and loved how nice the remote worked with it. I then got out the remote that came with my MBP and have been using it ever since. I wish my Mac Pro came with a remote and IR sensor though I can add one which I will.

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