Color me as not a great fan of the Apple TV remote. Did anybody at Apple think of trying a focus group before manufacturing this loser device?
Benjamin Mayo found an alternative.
A Swiss broadband provider, Salt, uses the Apple TV as a faux-cable box for its home fibre broadband customers, similar to deals Apple has struck with other cable companies around the world.
That is a growing trend for Apple. Why? Apple TV is inexpensive, durable, flexible, and offers more than a cable TV set-top box. What about the remote?
Some of Salt’s customer base aren’t too happy with the normal Apple TV input method and the company is now offering an alternative remote control
For people that don’t like using the tiny touch-sensitive trackpad on the Apple Siri Remote, the Salt remote is a blessing. It features a physical four-way D-Pad, a Menu button, volume and playback controls, and more.
Oh, a real remote.