Review: Does Your Siri Remote Need a Case?

 Does Your Siri Remote Need a Case?

Apple does a lot of things right, but it sometimes go too far in making its gadgets small and thin. Case in point, the Siri Remote for the new Apple TV. It's tiny and expensive. Mine is very easy to lose in my black couch. Fortunately, there's the Survivor Play for Siri Remote ($19.99) from Griffin. 

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This silicone case for the Siri Remote is comfortable, well balanced, and affordable. It's available in black or translucent. I would prefer brighter colors, so it would be easier to find, but the translucent color helps. The design makes the Siri remote good for gaming, in landscape mode. The extra protection on the bottom obstructs the Lightning port a bit, so it won't fit in my dock, but it will work with most Lightning cables. It also makes it harder to accidentally touch the trackpad, which is a nice feature. 


  • Affordable
  • Makes Siri Remote easier to grip and find
  • Comfortable
  • Good for gaming


  • More color choices would be nice
  • Obstructs Lightning port

Final Verdict

If you are looking for a case for your Apple Siri Remote, the Survivor Play for Siri Remote from Griffin is the only game in town, but it's affordable and does a good job at protecting the remote and making use comfortable. 

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Todd Bernhard is a bestselling (6+ million downloads) award-winning (AARP,,, Digital Hollywood, and Verizon) developer and founder of NoTie.NET, an app developer specializing in Talking Ringtone apps including AutoRingtone. And his profile photo is of the last known sighting of Mr. Bernhard wearing a tie, circa 2007!

An iPhone is almost always attached to his hip or in his pocket, but over the years, Mr. Bernhard has owned an Apple Newton, a Motorola Marco, an HP 95LX, a Compaq iPaq, a Palm Treo, and a Nokia e62. In addition to writing for iPhone Life, Mr. Bernhard has written for its sister publications, PocketPC Magazine and The HP Palmtop Paper.