With all the talk of video game announcements it gets pretty easy to forget that gaming is only a small portion of what goes on at CES. Other random gizmos and gadgets are just as much a part of the event as games are. Luckily, you’ll occasionally see products like this that encompass both games and gadgets.
On Thursday, Sunflex USA unveiled their new Bluetooth PS3 remote to the people on hand at CES. It’s called the ‘Snakebyte Premium Bluetooth Universal Remote.’ If ever there were an ultimate media remote made specifically for the PlayStation 3, this might be it. It comes loaded with a built in lithium-ion battery that can be recharged via a standard USB outlet, a back lit crystal display that shows the time and the room temperature, and built in infrared technology that will allow you to program up to four other non-Bluetooth devices for simultaneous use. It’s even got a built in motion detector, which we assume is there so it lights up as soon as you pick it up.
Howard Borenstein, President of Sunflex USA, had this to say about the new device:
“The snakebyte brand epitomizes innovative and high quality products for demanding gamers. We’re in the process of expanding our portfolio of premium PS3 products and we’re proud to offer a definitive single remote control solution for PS3 users which will live up to the highest standards.”
It launches in the U.S. in April for the price of $49.99. No word on whether or not this new toy will make it across the pond to Europe – and the name of the company making it is slightly discouraging – but who knows. If the right website were to get a hold of it and gamers showed some interest, you never know what might happen.
That said, what do you think of this remote?