Summary: The RU-M1RF is in a class all by itself, just for it's simplicity. I can't understand why the other manufacturers have not caught on to RF technology. If the thing is occasionally sticking due to environmental factors, it is easy to dismantle and clean. Then she is back to working good as new.
Pros: Simple, RF not IR!
Cons: She don't float, but is easy to clean and dry out.
Summary: I was a bit worried the remote wouldn't work from the fly bridge on my boat. After I installed it, I couldn't wait to test it. Before I knew it, I was sitting in my captain's chair turning the volume up and down with no problem.
Cons: I wish it could seek pre set stations on the radio versus scanning to the next available station.
Summary: nothing else sounds like an alpine. great remote. simple, straight forward hookup, everyone else is doing the "remote aiming technique", no aiming needed, just press the button.used with ida 305
Summary: I bought this remote for my iDA-X100. It works fine, after I discovered you have to depress the "OFF" button to turn the unit on and off, while the owner's manual sez to use the SRC button. The switch membrane also seems to stick occasionally, which can result in constant transmission.
Summary: I purchased this unit hoping to control my Head Unit from the water. It works from a pretty good distance . . .but I have to push the buttons quite a bit. Almost like they are not working 100% of the time. Kind of bites cuz if you hold the remote and the volume goes WAY up.