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Mira Enables the Apple Remote for Any Mac

Not all Macs feature Apple Remote support “in-the-box,” including the Mac Pro desktops and the latest MacBooks. It doesn't matter if you have the newest Mac or an older one, with Mira and a supported IR receiver, you can use the Apple Remote with any application.

Manta TR1 IR Transceiver

Mira and Manta™ TR1

The first product in Twisted Melon's Manta line, the TR1 is an infrared learning transceiver (receiver/transmitter). It connects to an available USB port and along with Mira, enables enhanced use of the Apple Remote control on any Mac.


  • Use the Apple Remote on any Mac with Mira
  • Small - less than 2" square
  • Portable with removable USB cable
  • Position the receiver anywhere, even if your Mac itself is hidden
  • Use repeating actions with the Play and Menu buttons
  • A small LED blinks when a command is received
  • Expandable for IR transmitting/blasting*
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In the box

  • Manta TR1 unit
  • USB cable: 150cm (~5 feet)
  • Setup Instructions


  • Mini USB-B port
  • Two IR-Blaster ports*
    (3.5mm minijacks)


  • Lifetime online support
  • 1 Year limited warranty


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

IR Frequency

  • Receiving: 31 - 60 kHz


  • Mira software
  • Apple Remote (or compatible)
  • Mac OS X 10.4 or newer (including Yosemite)
  • Available USB port

Electrical Requirements

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


  • Length: 48mm (1.9 inches)
  • Width: 48mm (1.9 inches)
  • Height: 20mm (0.8 inches)

* (Mira does not use blaster ports at this time)
** (Wake from Sleep requires universal remote)


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Vacation Schedule

Hardware orders from Aug 8 through 31 will ship at the end of the month.
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New Mira Release 1.5.2

New & revised DuoPress actions, new Apple Developer signatures, installer revisions.
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Now Shipping

New Mira version, new mini IR receiver, USB-C adapter.
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  • Mac computer
  • Available USB port
  • Apple Remote
  • IR Receiver*

*Supported Receivers

Made for Mac OS | Universal

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