Xbox One Media Remote launching next month for $24.99

By Shawn Knight
Feb 20, 2014
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  1. Larry Hryb (aka Major Nelson), Microsoft director of programming for Xbox Live, has confirmed that a media remote for the Xbox One is in the pipeline. Leaked via Amazon Canada earlier this month, the controller will retail for $24.99 and...

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  2. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,304   +608

    From the looks of it, it costs about 30 cents a piece to make.
  3. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Maniac Posts: 993   +79

    That is one ugly remote.
  4. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 8,201   +2,257

    I think the remote looks fairly decent.
  5. Basic? Yes. Ugly? Well I've never seen a "pretty" remote before.
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  6. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 8,201   +2,257

    I still remember the first remote control I've ever used. Worked on sound wave, before IR became a thing. Now those were ugly!
    But hey, what do you expect for a device with buttons, that cost less than $30? I doubt you will ever see a remote that looks like a bouquet of flowers.
  7. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder TS Evangelist Posts: 2,393   +578

    Its not bad, eh its a bit sleek but smaller than I was expecting and only a few buttons. Meh I may pick one up just because I use this as my primary blu-ray and media center now and would be just a bit easier than having a controller on and using hand gestures/voice constantly.
  8. But but but....Microsoft! What about controller free?
  9. m4a4

    m4a4 TS Addict Posts: 636   +183

    Well, it sure will be less awkward changing the volume :p
  10. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 5,575   +1,513

    This thing should be included in the retail package as standard. It probably only costs a dime to make and they wanna rush XB1 users 25 bucks extra. It's not as though they're not overcharging for the XB1 already.
  11. cmbjive

    cmbjive TS Booster Posts: 779   +137

    The voice controls on Xbox One are overrated.
  12. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder TS Evangelist Posts: 2,393   +578

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