Snakebyte Bluetooth/IR Remote For PS3 Announced At CES

The PlayStation 3 has always been seen as a pretty great media/entertainment center. It plays Blu-ray, streams Netflix, and even handles gaming. But one of the major drawbacks in the eyes of hardcore home theater buffs is that it uses a Bluetooth protocol for its remote instead of IR. Most home cinemas with universal remotes talk to components via IR, but if you use the PS3, there's always a need for another remote.

So where are all the good Bluetooth remotes? Sunflex has an interesting new one at CES this week, with the Snakebyte Premium Bluetooth remote making its debut. It uses both Bluetooth and the standard Infrared technologies, and it can control your PS3 as well as up to give other A/V devices. There's even a backlit LC display, a built-in Li-ion battery and a firmware that can be updated via USB.

The remote will retail for $49.99 this April, and at that price, we suspect it'll sell well.

snakebyte™ Premium Bluetooth Remote Puts Control of PS3™ and Home Entertainment Devices In the Palm of Your Hand

Single Remote Control Solution For the Home Entertainment Center

Las Vegas, NV – January 6, 2011 – Sunflex USA, the exclusive U.S. distributor of the video gaming brand snakebyte™ and FINAL FANTASY® XIV controller, today unveiled the snakebyte™ Premium Bluetooth Remote at the 2011 International CES. Utilizing both Bluetooth and standard Infrared wireless technologies, the remote makes controlling your PS3™ and up to 5 other A/V devices simultaneously a simple task.

Check out the snakebyte™ Premium Bluetooth Remote along with other gaming accessories for PS3™, Wii® and PC’s, on display at the company’s booth (#5808, North Hall) during the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center, January 6-9, 2011.

“The snakebyte brand epitomizes innovative and high quality products for demanding gamers,” said Howard Borenstein, President of Sunflex USA. “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.”

Key features of the snakebyte™ Premium Bluetooth Remote include:
·       Backlit LC display and buttons with motion sensor activation
·       LC display indicates time and room temperature
·       Controls PlayStation 3 via Bluetooth technology
·       Learnable IR remote control circuit for up to six infrared controlled devices
·       Built-in Li-ion battery that can be charged with USB port
·       Firmware can be updated via USB

The snakebyte™ Premium Bluetooth Remote will retail for $49.99 and will be available April 2011 at and other e-tailers.

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Tags:  Sony, CES, PS3, Remote