When TiVo pulled the wraps off its cool sounding Premiere DVRs back in March it also talked a bit about a Bluetooth remote control. It was easy to forget about that remote in the aftermath of the Premiere launch and subsequent issues with software on the DVRs that offset a lot of the cool factor the devices offered.
That Bluetooth remote has landed at the FCC and is one-step closer to your living room. The remote is called the TiVo Slide QWERTY Bluetooth remote and has the familiar remote control shape. Flip the thing on its side like a smartphone and slide and a full QWERTY keyboard is revealed.
The keyboard looks to be decently sized and has a circle on the left for navigation and a number pad on the right. This thing should make searching for movies faster than having to use arrow keys alone. The remote sounds cool and right now, there still isn’t any word on when it will ship or what it will cost.