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Mira Enables the Apple Remote for Any Mac

Current Macs don't feature Apple Remote support “in-the-box.” It doesn't matter if you have the newest Mac or an older model, with Mira and a supported IR receiver, you can use the Apple Remote with any app.

Manta Mini Receiver

Mira and Manta Mini

Twisted Melon's newest receiver is Manta Mini. It connects to an available USB port and along with Mira, enables use of the Apple Remote on any Mac.

Features

  • Use the Apple Remote on any Mac with Mira
  • Small - just over 1.5" long
  • Portable with removable USB cable
  • Position the receiver anywhere, even if your Mac itself is hidden
  • A small LED blinks when a signal is received
 

Specifications

In the box

  • Manta Mini unit
  • USB cable: 50cm (1.5 feet)

Ports

  • Type A USB connector
  • USB Cable Extension with Type A male and female
  • Small USB-C adapter available separately

Warranty

  • Lifetime online support
  • 1 Year limited warranty

Communication

  • Input: Consumer Infrared (cIR) signals
  • Distance: 10m (33 feet) with Apple Remote (fresh battery)

IR Frequency

  • Receiving: 31 - 60 kHz

Requirements

  • Mira or Remote Buddy software
  • Apple Remote (or compatible)
  • MacOS 10.7 or newer
  • Available USB port

Electrical Requirements

  • 4.5 - 5.25v (from USB)
    • 500ma (normal)
    • 100ma (sleep)**

Dimensions

  • Length: 43mm (1.9 inches)
  • Width: 20mm (0.8 inches)
  • Height: 16mm (0.6 inches)
 

** (Wake from Sleep requires universal remote)


Already Own a USB IR Receiver?

Some customers may already have an IR receiver they use with another product, so we're building support into Mira for a number of alternate receivers.

 
eHome USB IR Transceiver

Keyspan DMR & Express Receivers

Though somewhat bulky, these receivers have been available for a number of years and enjoyed relatively wide availability. If you have one of these lying around, now's your chance to take it out of the drawer and put it to use with Mira and the Apple Remote. Your model number must be in the UIA-11 series.
(Model -11F is not supported at this time.)

 
eHome USB IR Transceiver

MCE (eHome) 2005 Receivers

These USB products are designed for Windows Media Center Edition 2005 -if you already have one lying around, download Mira and give it a try.

 

The model shown above is from Philips/Microsoft and is available in a stand-alone kit with a remote. Other variations are available in different colors, shapes, sizes and may also come with products from third parties such as Hauppauge, HP, Dell, Toshiba, etc. MCE products do not support wake from sleep on the Mac.

 

Need an Apple Remote?

The Apple Remote is available on its own as an accessory. You can get more information on our Frequently Asked Questions page.

 

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News

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Requirements

  • Mac computer
  • Available USB port
  • Apple Remote
  • IR Receiver*

*Supported Receivers


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