updated 12:05 pm EDT, Mon April 3, 2006
RF remote for Front Row
Keyspan today announced its new "RF Remote for Front Row," a sleek and powerful RF remote control designed specifically for use with Apple's Front Row multimedia software. It uses a radio frequency (RF) signal that works through walls and furniture, which it says "provides greater flexibility in locating the Macintosh and video display that are used to display Front Row." In addition, RF is more convenient than infrared remotes that require line of sight to the Mac. The remote delivers a range of 60 feet or more (twice the distance of infrared remotes) and features a set of 9 buttons which allow a user to control Front Row software, eject a CD or DVD, put the Mac to sleep and wake it up. It will ship this week with a suggested price of $40.