If you own a full suite of Sony A/V gear, ranging from a Bravia TV to home cinema system and PS3 console, this is definitely a remote worth checking out.
The new CECH-ZRC1 has built-in infrared (IR) and Bluetooth connectivity to operate all these devices and comes loaded with specialised gaming controls.
This clicker also runs on AAA batteries compared with the older PS3-only model using AA cells. The remote is expected to be out by the end of March in Japan for around US$44. Details are scant at the moment, though it seems like there's still no backlight for the buttons.
Mum's the word on the availability outside of Japan and we wonder whether it will even appeal to consumers who are not Sony diehards.
Via Engadget HD