The thing with universal remote controllers is that they help cut down the clutter of gadgets around your home. If you’re looking to cut the clutter in your home, then you might be interested to learn that Sony has recently taken the wraps off a new remote control that also has the ability to double up as a portable speaker.
As you can see in the photo, this is by no means your typical remote control. It is rather bulky, but that’s because of the speaker portion that is housed underneath it. This means that users who want want to listen to music in their bedroom or take it with them on the go, they will have the option.
Alternatively, it can also just sit in your living room where you can access the remote controller feature on the buttons at the top, letting you control your TV as well. The remote control/speaker hybrid also has some other features, such as an audio jack so you can plug headphones into it, and it is also splash proof.
Sony is also claiming that users will be able to get up to 13 hours of battery life for the speaker. Unfortunately, for now it seems that this hybrid device is only available in Japan where it is priced at 20,000 JPY, but honestly, we wouldn’t mind seeing it arrive stateside.