First of all ,let have a look at the recent prices of the Apple TV:
Apple TV 3th : $ 70 ,The price of the remote : $19.99
Apple TV 4th,32GB : $ 149, the price of the remote: $79
Apple TV 4th : 64GB $ 199, the price of the remote: $79
Service fee in two years: $29
The following is the actual price of the individual Apple TV Box:
The price of Apple TV 3th box :
full price $70- remote price $19- service fee $29 =$22
The price of the 32GB Apple TV 4TH box :
full price $149- remote price $79- service fee $29= $41
The price of the 64GB Apple TV 4th box:
full price $199—remote price $79-service fee $29= $ 91
Siri remote price $79- Apple remote price $19=$60
The following are what we can know from the above demonstration and from relative description / reviews on network :
1) the siri remote is the attraction of the attractions that make the Apple TV 4th quite different from and pretty advantageous over its predecessor.
2) The 64GB Apple TV 4th is too higher than the 32GB one, though the former is a bit more powerful than the later in some ways.
3) The siri remote is really powerful and effective for the Apple TV box ,which is clearly presented on selling platform .
Then ,we can come to the conclusions safely :
1) The siri remote is a must have for the Apple TV 4th ( especially for the 64GB unit )to display some wonderful functions of the Apple TV 4th .
2) considering its pricey cost and wonderful functions, we really have persuasive reasons to abandon this remote at our will .
The follow article is to be written on the basis of the two premises just listed. Meanwhile ,I leave out some full-size or pricey keyboards ,for I think it is a bit weird for a portable streaming media box to be equipped with a full –size keyboard and unreasonable to ignore your pricey (siri) remote and turn to another high cost unit .
That is to say ,the standards I collect and rank these impressive units are : portable, practical , reliable , considerate ,simple and low cost .
Top 1 Siri remote
1) Intuitive and sleek
2) Sensitive touchpad (siri remote)
3) Voice search
4) Useful basic operation
5) Supports game controller for its Built-in gyroscope design
6) Compatible with future update in Apps and hardware
1) Slippery and somewhat too small
2) Glass touchpad (siri remote)
3) No letter keys
I have to rank top 1 the original（siri）remote because there are no similar (voice-search) units in present market that are so powerful , effective and reliable in displaying ,updating the overall impressive functions( existing and future) of the Apple TV Box , though some demerits exist .
Top 2 iPazzPort mini keyboards for Apple TV
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1) Slim, handled in appearance and comfortable in hand.
2) QWERTY layout for smooth input
3) Built-in back case to protect and hold together your tiny remote
4) Reliable, standard Bluetooth connection
5) The combination is even more powerful ( the front keyboard side for smooth input and the back remote side for powerful functions of your original remote)
6) Can use separately to replace your remote in some ways.
7) Compatible with other Bluetooth enabled devices
8) High quality and low cost
No voice-search function
The three iPazzPort Bluetooth keyboards are all specifically designed (in appearance and in function) for Apple TV to remedy and develop the remote’s function. The combination (the front keyboard and the back remote) will be more powerful and useful to make best of your original remote.
Why they rank top 2 ?
Top 3 APP
1) It is a good way if you are a Apple addict and a membership in ITunes store
2) iPhone, Macbook, free of some demerits of the remote ,almost have all the merits of the siri remote including basic operation ,game etc.
3) convenient ,reliable and compatible with future updates (if you have one in updated version )
4) A good alternative for you to catch the wonderful match or series if you can’t find your tiny remote.
1) It is not that convenient for the users who have no membership in ITunes store.
2) There are ,more or less ,some awkwardness in commonly using your iPhone or Mac
3) You may change the channel in another room when you are operating your iPhone around unless you have canceled the connection with TV in advance.
4) Download , install and set up the App is not that easy ,not to speak of crowding your iPhone
5) You have to keep others (especially your little children )away from your pricey ,private iPhone and get others (have not an iPhone and original remote at hand )in awkwardness when you are out .
6) Most important of all, you may lose your original remote for even if you totally rely on your iPhone and hate to find the tiny but powerful siri remote.
7) It is a costly way if you really want to make your pricey iPhone as a remote in a long time .
8) There are some more.
The App is really powerful and convenient for some users and good alternative to replace the siri remote. However, the App can only rank 3 for the reasons below even though it is so impressive indeed.
1) it is costly and may get you confined to membership and iPhone version besides some consequent awkwardness in some situations;
2) and at the same time ,it is not good at avoiding losing your tiny built-in remote, let alone optimizing your pricey but powerful siri remote.
Top 4 Some other third-party keyboards for Apple TV
The keyboards above are some representative third-party ones in tons of similar products for Apple TV at present market .Each of them is excellent itself . You may list some other keyboard according to different standards.( I here list some elegant and handled mini ones without mentioning some wonderful moderate /full size ones)
The keyboards listed here could be very useful and helpful but for 3 reasons：
1） Their functions are not so strong to replace the (siri) remote and have to be used together with the original remote .
2） You have to put two together (the keyboard and remote) ,this add to probability of losing one of the two units.
3） The keyboards can’t help the users out of frequent loss of their tiny remote
4） The keyboards can’t protect your glass touchpad from being broken when fall off the desk to the ground.
5） Some functions are probable to be limited by future update on Apple TV. Who knows?
In a word ,these third –party keyboards can help the users in some ways but still fail to locate the siri remote and to develop your remote’s function .
Useful tips for you :
How to set up a third-party remote with your Apple TV
Best Apple TV Bluetooth Keyboards: Perform Tasks Conveniently Without Mess
Top5 Some useful back case for Apple TV
I must say ,these tips above are pretty good and impressive and also low cost ,which are useful and convenient to avoid losing their tiny remote. However ,they still fail to make best of your original siri remote ,for example , password input .
Top 6 Some expedients:
These are useful and low cost indeed. But they are not that comfortable in hand and you have to encourage yourself to show it before others especially to your guests .Above all that ,you still leave some demerits (mentioned above) of the original remote unsolved .
Thanks for reading and what is your preference ?
And your feedbacks would be much appreciated.
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