Behold: A Cheap PS3 Universal Remote

I don’t know about you, but I’m not really ready to shell out a few hundred bucks to buy a universal remote that supports the PS3. Logitech’s Harmony series remotes are really nice, but if you want PS3 support, you’ll have to buy a special infrared adapter on top of the remotes to make them work with your setup.

Fortunately, you won’t have to do that anymore, thanks to SMK-Link, a U.S. hardware manufacturer that specializes in remotes of all kinds. At $50, The Blu-Link PS3 Universal Remote supports both Bluetooth and infrared devices. That’s pretty cheap considering that harmony remotes cost from $60 to $500, and that you’ll have to pay another extra $60 for the special adapter if you want to make them work with the PS3.

Blu-Link Universal PS3 Remote – Top Features

  • Control PS3™: Built-In Bluetooth™ radio for controlling Sony PlayStation© 3
  • 6 Devices in one: Replace up to six different remote controls
  • Large Library: Pre-programmed to support numerous models of TVs, VCRs, DVDs, DVRs, surround sound systems, cable, satellite and set top boxes
  • Learning Remote: Learn codes from other remote controls

Ergonomic

  • Compact Design: Sleek shape is easy to hold
  • DVR Friendly Layout: Frequently used buttons are centrally located

Advanced Controls

  • Blu-Ray and DVD Control: Specific buttons to control top menu, popup menu, angle, audio channel and subtitle features of movies
  • Advanced PS3™ Buttons: Dedicated buttons such as triangle, circle, square, X, Select, Home and Start for maximum control of PlayStation© 3

Powerful

  • Non-Volatile Memory : Settings are stored in non-volatile memory so they aren’t lost when batteries are changed.
  • Augmented Learning: Start with a pre-programmed device code and customize it by learning

[Blu-Link Universal Remote Control for PlayStation 3 – $49.99 on Amazon.com]

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9 Responses to Behold: A Cheap PS3 Universal Remote

  1. Any ideas where I can get one of those remotes in Europe ( namely, in France ? ). The manufacturer's site doesn't seem to ship to Europe, neither do the many stores that list it :x

  2. Any ideas where I can get one of those remotes in Europe ( namely, in France ? ). The manufacturer’s site doesn’t seem to ship to Europe, neither do the many stores that list it :x

  3. Like Scot, I like my Harmony remote. If the Harmony adaptor (which I have just purchased) hadn’t been avaliable I would have kept using a seperate PS3 remote and the Harmony for the rest of my setup. I’ve used a number of universal remotes over the years and the fact is that the Harmony makes my somewhat complicated home theatre system simple to use for people like my wife who don’t want to have to understand which componants are used for different functions or which channels the amp, tv etc have to be on to see, and hear a particular source.

    This device may be relatively cheap, but unless you have a very simple AV setup I would still suggest you look at the Harmony remotes before deciding.

  4. Like Scot, I like my Harmony remote. If the Harmony adaptor (which I have just purchased) hadn’t been avaliable I would have kept using a seperate PS3 remote and the Harmony for the rest of my setup. I’ve used a number of universal remotes over the years and the fact is that the Harmony makes my somewhat complicated home theatre system simple to use for people like my wife who don’t want to have to understand which componants are used for different functions or which channels the amp, tv etc have to be on to see, and hear a particular source.

    This device may be relatively cheap, but unless you have a very simple AV setup I would still suggest you look at the Harmony remotes before deciding.

  5. Like Scot, I like my Harmony remote. If the Harmony adaptor (which I have just purchased) hadn't been avaliable I would have kept using a seperate PS3 remote and the Harmony for the rest of my setup. I've used a number of universal remotes over the years and the fact is that the Harmony makes my somewhat complicated home theatre system simple to use for people like my wife who don't want to have to understand which componants are used for different functions or which channels the amp, tv etc have to be on to see, and hear a particular source.

    This device may be relatively cheap, but unless you have a very simple AV setup I would still suggest you look at the Harmony remotes before deciding.

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