Sony's Waterproof Universal Remotes

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Sony is set to release a new line of waterproof remotes next month. Bad news: Japan-only, at least for now. Good news: You probably don't need a waterproof remote. [via New Launches]
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11 Responses to Sony's Waterproof Universal Remotes

  1. Enochrewt says:

    I could use it, I’m into water sports porn.

    (Not really, I just had to suggest a use)

  2. Anonymous says:

    I think this is great for the hotel industry, PLEASE soak my remote in sanitizer before my stay, thanks.

  3. michelle says:

    this is perfect.

    last month I accidentally put my remote through the washing mashing. (I still don’t know how I managed that one)

  4. says:

    well, i do wonder how many remotes have died over the years thanks to exposure to some liquid or other from either a kid or clumsy adult…

  5. SimeonW says:

    probably don’t need this??? no, i do need this, to adjust the mood music while hanging out with my special lady in my jacuzzi.

  6. Steven Leckart says:


    Nothing makes a lady feel more special than when a dude is fiddling with a remote when he should be pouring her champagne.

  7. JKLFD:Soife says:

    that’s neat, only if I got a TV in my bathroom, hot tub and movie anyone? can they launch a water proof tv too??

  8. guy says:

    wait, what? why do they have a 10, 11, and 12 button, but no 0?

  9. Finally, now I can run my grody remotes through the dishwasher!

  10. Bavi_H says:

    When I saw the buttons on this remote, I obsessively had to know what they do. I found a manual for a similar model with the exact same button layout: Sony RM-PZ1SD. After using online translation tools and search, the top 9 buttons seem to be:

    audio switch, display, power.
    analog, digital, input.
    BS, CS, 10-key.

    (BS = broadcast satellite, CS = communications satellite.)


    Guy #4: The 10 button is also the 0 button. (It actually says “10/0″ on it.)

    Anonymous #6: The top-left button (“audio switch”?), the 5 button, and the CH+ button have little raised dots on them so you can feel where they are.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Has Sony had the same dim-witted remote control designer to the last 20 years? Who, in 2009, designes a remote control with all of the buttons exactly the same size and arranged in a perfect grid?

    What a usability nightmare. Sure I can use it in the jacuzzi, but heaven help me if I try to use it in the dark.

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