Snakebyte shows off new PS3 Blu-ray remote at CES

Snakebyte has a range of controllers and accessories for game consoles and computers as well as some cable offerings on the market already in the US. At CES in Las Vegas, the company is showing off a new accessory for the PS3 console that will let you control the Blu-ray playback experience from across the room.

The new remote control is called the snakebyte Premium Bluetooth Remote. The device has Bluetooth and normal IR functionality inside the controller. The Bluetooth is needed to control your PS3 and the IR capability allows the device to interface with other home theater gear.

The remote has a backlit LCD and buttons with motion sensor activation. The screen shows the time and temperature of the room along with other details of the entertainment system. The controller can control up to six IR devices and can learn commands. Power comes from a rechargeable battery that charges via USB. The remote will ship in April for $49.99.