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Apple Siri Remote Gets Design Tweak, Price Drop in Canada to $79 CAD

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Apple’s Siri Remote has dropped in price by $20 to $79, while also gained a new design tweak, solving one of the most annoying design features of the device.

The new remote has a white circle outlining the Menu button, making it easier for users to decipher the orientation of the remote when picking it up. The old version made it very difficult to determine which direction the remote was facing from a distance, but this simple tweak should make it much easier.

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Apple looks to be providing this new tweaked Siri Remote as standard on Apple TV 4K and Apple TV 4, as shown on its website:

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The Siri Remote made its debut back in the fall of 2015 for $99 CAD, when the Apple TV 4 debuted.

One ghetto Siri Remote hack people have been doing is placing a rubber band on the bottom end, or even a sticker of some sort. But if you want a clean design, buy the new Siri Remote (or get some Whiteout and DIY—don’t sniff it like you did in elementary though).

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  • jabohn

    I’m seeing comments on Twitter that the outlined button isn’t even a button anymore, but now part of the touch surface. I don’t see any official report that confirms this.

  • Mark Holoubek

    I was hoping for a soft glow around the menu button…many of us watch TV in the dark!

  • Hosaka

    Never had this problem before. I’ll touch the ends of the remote to determine the material, a little touch that it doesn’t trigger the touchpad. The glass part should be pointing at me.

  • MrXax

    I’m constantly picking the remote up by the wrong end, especially without looking at it. I’m constantly interrupting and skipping and exiting to the menu by accident. Super annoying design all-around.

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