Microsoft has officially revealed the Xbox One Media Remote set to drop in early March. The remote allows users control video playback of Blu-ray movies and streaming video as well as guided navigation. The palm-sized remote can also control TV volume and power.


It's a nice aside to the Kinect, which was suppose to make remote controls obsolete. But between the sometimes confusing world of Kinect commands and the fact that some people just aren't ready to cross the uncanny valley of commanding their TVs, the remote offers an alternative. Just hope that when it loses itself in the couch cushions or winds up in a pizza box for the first time the Kinect can help you find it.

The Xbox One Media Remote will put you out $25 and yes...It does require the Kinect to function. Irony anyone?

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[Via Major Nelson]