Rated 2 out of
Cheap remote for cheap performance.
The signal is rather weak. You had to press buttons repeatedly just to go through a menu. The keyboard wouldn't always be recognized.
Date published: 2017-01-31
Rated 4 out of
Just like Zaky mentions, the remote cosmetics are a little different than what is pictured, namely, there is no Xbox logo, instead it says "Yok." Nice build quality, a little on the light (weight) side. The remote works well, buttons are responsive and keyboard works in Xbox menus as well as menus for app like Netflix and Hulu, etc. Before getting the remote, I was using the wireless controller to navigate the menus, using the Xbox for media and disc player. After watching for about 30 minutes, the controller would shutoff due to inactivity, which would cause me to have to turn it back on to pause or change during viewing. The media remote response is right way, just like a typical TV remote. The only qualm I have with the remote is the need for line-of-sight. For those that don't know (me included), the XOne has an IR receiver on the front. Once you plug in the USB dongle of the remote, you still need to point the remote towards the console's IR receiver to work. If you have your Xbox in a cabinet with a solid door, you'll need an IR Extender/Repeater for it to work (Or keep the cabinet door open, as I'm doing at the moment). I hoped it would work like the wireless controller. All in all, I like the remote. Highly recommend if you use your Xbox for media, video streaming, disc player.
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 4 out of
Decent, but not exactly like the screenshot
Finally got this puppy in after a couple of delays in release dates. After unpackaging, I noticed the remote doesn't exactly look like the screenshot. There are some differences. The advertised screenshot gives it an Xbox logo and sexy colored ABXY buttons. But, in truth, no XB logo and ugly colored ABXY buttons The plastic covers for the batteries (included) and the USB dongle storage are thin, so be careful when prying them open. The USB dongle is kind of a let down. After all, with the ability to use a controller and attach a chatpad to it with no additional dongles needed, the USB dongle just seems to be a way to waste one of the few USB ports on the XBone. The remote works out of the box. I had no issues using the remote to navigate. The keyboard is responsive and is well lit. Although, the keypads are clear rubber buttons with a thin coating of black stencil painting (I can see where the coating is uneven on a number of buttons). I foresee that these will wear off or scratch away easily. The manufacturer can't seem to decide what the usable range is. The box clearly advertises up to 26.25 feet / 8 metres. While the Specification in the User Manual states up to 30 feet / 10 metres. So, if you are 30 feet away and it doesn't work, move to where you are 26 feet away. LOL Overall, it seems to be a good media remote and am glad I bought it, despite the little design quirks and feeling a little cheaply built in some areas.
Date published: 2016-11-21