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Nyko Blu-Wave Infrared Remote (PS3)

alaScore 78

15 reviews

Apr, 2014

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Mouse & Pointing Devices the Nyko Blu-Wave Infrared Remote (PS3) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Nyko Blu-Wave Infrared Remote (PS3)

 

The PlayStation 3 is arguably one of the most advanced home consumer entertainment products ever, but it's missing one of the most rudimentary features found on every $40 DVD player: an infrared remote sensor. That means that you can't control the PS3...

Infrared remote plus USB dongle for PS3; plug-and-play installation; mimics the PS3 controller in every way; allows other universal remotes to work with the PS3; affordable.

Can't be used to turn the PS3 on or off; proprietary IR codes mean you'll be teaching your universal remote how to interact with the USB dongle.

The Nyko Blu-Wave Infrared Remote is a cheap and easy way to add IR remote compatibility to your PS3, but the inability to power the console on or off is an annoying limitation.

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Can't Power On--- Who Cares?

 

Unless you have a DVD remote that is going to walk your DVD disc over to the PS3 and insert it for you this criticism is just dumb

none works as advertised

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"Can't Power On--- Who Cares?"

 

Unless you have a DVD remote that is going to walk your DVD disc over to the PS3 and insert it for you this criticism is just dumb.

none works as advertised

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"Only partly right - can't turn PS3 on, CAN turn it off"

 

Works well for what it's marketed as, both with the included remote and with a universal remote. I gave in and bought a Harmony universal remote for other reasons, and it handled this well.

Basically everything they said in the review -- this simply works.

It won't power on the PS3, as described in the review.

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Only partly right - can't turn PS3 on, CAN turn it off

 

Works well for what it's marketed as, both with the included remote and with a universal remote. I gave in and bought a Harmony universal remote for other reasons, and it handled this well.

Basically everything they said in the review -- this simply works ; The review is wrong in one area, however -- you CAN use this remote to turn off your PS3. You must navigate through the PS3's menu to get to the option to turn it off, but it works

It won't power on the PS3, as described in the review ; You have to be careful that there are no obstructions in front of the PS3 -- or at least the dongle. If your PS3 is standing vertically, that's no problem, but it might be if you have it flat

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"Useful andCheap solution given limited alternatives."

 

Cheapest solution given all the pricey and work intensive alternatives (IR2BT, IR4PS3). Big deal... no power botton.... but don't you have to get up to change games or DVD's? I can live with that and the extra cash in my pocket.

Cost me $15 bucks and I can control the PS3 browser and DVD withmy uni. remote.

A power toggle option for the unit would be nice.

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Nyko Blu-Wave Infrared Remote (PS3)

 

Cheapest solution given all the pricey and work intensive alternatives (IR2BT, IR4PS3). Big deal... no power botton.... but don't you have to get up to change games or DVD's? I can live with that and the extra cash in my pocket.

Cost me $15 bucks and I can control the PS3 browser and DVD withmy uni. remote

A power toggle option for the unit would be nice

Consumer review by:

Nyko Blu-Wave Infrared Remote (PS3)

 

Works well for what it's marketed as, both with the included remote and with a universal remote. I gave in and bought a Harmony universal remote for other reasons, and it handled this well.

Basically everything they said in the review -- this simply works

It won't power on the PS3, as described in the review

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Nyko Blu-Wave Infrared Remote (PS3)

 

Unless you have a DVD remote that is going to walk your DVD disc over to the PS3 and insert it for you this criticism is just dumb

none works as advertised

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"Very effective, significantly less expensive"

 

You would have to spend a LOT more to do only slightly better than the Blu-wave. Works seamlessly with my Harmony remote. I don't miss the lack of power on/off, I'm still able to use all my activities with the Harmony, no issues. I also purchased a...

Very cost effective

Takes up a USB port

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