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Insignia™ - Apple TV® Remote Cover

Model: NS-HATV4RCSKU: 5404100

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 648 reviews

89%
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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good value - Does th job!

    Posted
    RadlerKC
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I have no idea why there are some bad reviews of this case. I can only assume they purchased it for the wrong remote. I have a 4th generation Apple TV and the remote's design leaves lots to be desired. It''s purely a rectangular shape so it's almost impossible to determine which end is up without looking at it. Also, the remote is uber sensitive to touch, which produces unintended activations while fiddling with it to get the orientation correct. Because of these issues, one is compelled to handle the remote with a soft touch which increases the likelihood of it being dropped, especially given its smooth surface. This case rectifies most of the remote's shortcomings. The strap at the bottom makes correct orientation super easy. Also, the strap helps hold the remote securely, especially when using it to play games. The soft texture makes for a secure grip and the case fits very securely on the remote. Lastly, all functions and ports are fully accessible. I highly recommend this case.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Ehhh...

    Posted
    EMTZ13
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    So I bought this after several of my friends broke their Apple TV remotes. This case definitely makes it easier to hold and handle the remote and it definitely makes it harder to drop while giving it some protection. The only problem I've had with it is that it makes it more difficult to use the trackpad. The lip that keeps the case on it often interferes with the "click" you have to make when making selections on the tv. Sometimes it registers, other times you have to fiddle with it to get the trackpad button to work. I've found it has to be on perfectly for it to work most of the time, but even then, you'll still have issues with it and you can forget about using the left/right shortcuts to skip back/forward 10 seconds. i would imagine this isn't an issue with just this case, but any case you would put on your apple tv remote as it's more about the way Apple decided to design it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Case for the Price

    Posted
    mavericmechanik
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This case includes a wrist strap, and is cheaper than the Apple Remote Loop by itself. Unlike the wrist strap on this case, the Apple Remote Loop attaches to the Lightning Connector on the bottom of the remote, meaning you need to remove it whenever you need to charge the remote. The wrist strap on the case is removable if you don't want to use it. The remote fits the case snugly, and there are cutouts for the Lightning Connector, the IR Sensor, and Both Microphones. The case doesn't hinder use of the remote in any way, and there is no need to remove the case for any function. The ridges on the back also make the remote easier to grip than the flat, smooth back of the remote itself. Overall, I would definitely recommend this case for anyone with the new Apple TV

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Perfect, with modification

    Posted
    TimH
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    As others have pointed out, out of the box this cover creates issues with the main button/track pad (top half) of the Siri remote. However, if you trim just a small portion off the top section that overlaps the remote, tapering off towards the middle of the remote, it will still stay on like it’s meant to and remove the issues with the main button. Hopefully my photo uploads correctly so you can see what I mean.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Adequate

    Posted
    P4RK3R
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Does the job of keeping my remote from sliding off the arm of the couch. On the down side when initially purchased it was a little too snug. It impeded the ability to actually press the touch pad because it was held down perpetually. After manually stretching it out a bit it works fine. I wish it were available in more visible colors and a bit larger honestly. The apple remote is too small and easy to lose. Overall it does the job after a little tweaking, but still leaves something to be desired.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A must have for Apple TV

    Posted
    LadyE
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    I decided to pick up this remote cover because I liked how it looked and I wanted something to protect my remote from my son who drops the remote all the time. It has kept my remote safe and sound. The strap on it helps you to locate the remote quickly if it gets in between your sofa cushions. The material is rubberized. It is easy to wipe down as well. I highly recommend it to everyone that either loses their remotes or drops them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not for older remotes!

    Posted
    User
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    I didn't realize when I purchased this cover that the newer generations of AppleTV have a different remote. This remote cover will be too large for older generation remotes. However, if you do have a newer AppleTV remote, this product will offer protection for your remote with a good look. It's worth mentioning that this product doesn't completely cover the remote but is more of a rubber backing. Definitely worth buying if you're rough on your remote(s).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Must have product. Could be slightly better tho

    Posted
    Liquidplumber
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    If you have Apple TV you know how small and slippery the remote is. It really is very hard to use due to its size. The little cover makes the remote much easier to hang onto and keeps it from constantly slipping into the couch cushions. One flaw in design is that the cover fits a little too tightly and makes the touch pad operate a little strangely. My cure for that is to just peel the cover back at the top so that it keeps the touch pad more loose, and will operate as intended. The cover really is a must have and totally worth the cost.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Bad Remote Cover

    Posted
    Jonathan
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Though the cover feels great and offers protection, there's one HUGE caveat. I would never recommend it or use it due to that. The top of the Apple remote is a clickable button. When you have the cover on the top, it's such a tight feet, the button no longer "clicks." It works, but you don't feel the click, and often times, you don't even know if you properly clicked it or not. Thus making the cover completely useless. Protection is great, but if it makes the remote act differently, then it's pointless. I've since kept the remote naked, because it works best that way.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Ideal for traditional clumsy people

    Posted
    FP212
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I was so proud and happy for getting myself a 4th Gen Apple TV. As soon as I hooked it up I feared that I'd do something to damage the remote in a short period of time. Fortunately I found this product while searching for something unrelated and thought that the insurance of having this protection versus not having it and having to buy a new remote. Definite no-brainer for me. I haven't had an instance of dropping the remote, but I did do some drop tests. Go figure I'll bet you that had I not had this one I'd have broken the Apple TV remote by now.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Really protects fragile apple tv remote control

    Posted
    IdoLuvMyDogs
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    This is essential for protecting the super fragile apple tv remote control. Within 1 week of purchasing my apple tv device, the remote control fell off of a table and shattered. This led to me having to replace the remote control. At that time, I was advised that had I had the extended warranty, replacement would've been covered. Unfortunately, that advice was too late. Since buying the cover, the replacement remote has fallen and not broken. So, it works! :)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Great quality but missing something

    Posted
    cmacattack
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    The biggest problem with the small Apple TV remote is that it gets lost easily due to its size. This cover is great and I like the design and how it feels in my hand while operating the remote. However, because it only comes in black and goes on the backside it covers the silver backside of the remote, making virtually invisible. Everything else about the design is good but I can’t recommend it because it doesn’t come in any other colors.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Serves its purpose

    Posted
    Jefknot
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    The Apple TV remote itself is very thin and kind of slippery, very easy to lose track of. This case helps alleviate that issue dramatically. If you don't get the case on just right, the trackpad on the remote is partially pressed down by the case and the trackpad doesn't have the same "clickiness" (hard to tell if you pressed it or not). This can be fixed but it takes some time. Also, pressing the sides of the trackpad to do the 10 second jumps is difficult as the case wraps around the top of the remote.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good cover for added protection

    Posted
    Frank
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    The new Apple remote isn’t exactly safe from cracks or dings. With this cover, it adds an extra layer of protection to the delicate remote. Cover feels grippy and includes a hand strap so you don’t accidentally swing it across the room when playing games. Only downside is the cover does minimize functionality on the touch portion of the remote since it covers the edges of the remote. Overall good remote cover.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Delightful little accessory.

    Posted
    PerryF
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Works well, feels good and improves grip and handling of Apple TV remote. Makes it less likely to slip into the couch, which is a big plus. After about a year the rubber "hole" where the strap ripped, but I just retied the strap around the remaining bottom rubber and it's held up just fine. I also swing this thing around a lot by the strap because I'm weird like that, so your mileage may vary. Great product, good price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    Posted
    Sean
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I was so frustrated with the tiny remote that I was looking to get rid of my Apple TV all together. I would always lose it or randomly change apps with the remote touch panel when it slipped between cushions or if I sat on it. With this cover I am able to attached to an ID lanyard and wear it around my neck so I never lose it while watching tv. I am so glad I found this when I was at Best Buy looking for something else. It's perfect for me and I highly recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Functional, but...

    Posted
    LadySims
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    ...a bit too much of a cover - effective but not elegant. Also, the quality is solid, but again - not elegant. I have struggled with it affecting the click a bit because it is very snug. It does protect the remote and it makes it easier to handle/hang on to (Apple goes overboard on thin at times)... I am sure there are more elegant options out there, but this was purchased in store on a whim and was not too expensive so I am satisfied with the product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Improves Apple TV Remote Durability/Ergonomics

    Posted
    Coop
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Anyone with one of the remotes for which this case is designed can attest that it is one SLIPPERY device - it just WANTS to fall off one's lap or table. This case provides a much better gripping surface so it stays where one puts it down! The case is durable, stays pretty clean, and the wrist strap is great for watching TV in bed or while folding laundry! I would definitely recommend for anyone who has this model of Apple TV (the most current generation)!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Unfortunately didn't properly fit my remote

    Posted
    Milton
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    Picked this up alongside my Apple TV 4K (5th Generation) and unfortunately it causes the top "button" to be permanently depressed. It still works, but it lacks the satisfying "click" that the naked remote offers. It's possible the remote changed ever so slightly between the 4th and 5th generation Apple TV, which would cause this issue.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent Cover with flaw

    Posted
    reaper5252006
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    The item is soft rubber that goes around leaving the remote buttons exposed and two small slots on top and bottom for charging and for remote sensor to complete point and click. Only issue is that that sensor can sometimes still get blocked by the rubber material, so we keep the top of the remote sticking out to avoid that issue, so a small design flaw.

    I would recommend this to a friend