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Microsoft reveals new Xbox 360 Media Remote

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 27 Jul 2011 16:04 User comments (11)

Microsoft reveals new Xbox 360 Media Remote Microsoft has announced a new Media Remote for the Xbox 360, alongside a new Bluetooth wireless headset.
Both products should be released in early November.

The controller, as implied, will serve owners who use their console for its media center capabilities, including streaming and video/music playback via the dashboard UI.

Additionally, the remote can control live TV if you have it via your cable TV provider.

Microsoft is selling the controller for $20.

The Bluetooth headset will retail for $60 and include two ear adapters and a cable with a micro USB connection for charging.

Watch Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb with the headset:

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11 user comments

127.7.2011 16:56

well, is nice to have a new headset, but it looks over bulky for me. I don't think i be streaming my phone with it, besides it probably doesn't stream music through the headset.


Being nice always has its own consequences

227.7.2011 20:14

they need to focus on games.

327.7.2011 20:31

They need to make a new console. One that doesn't need 18 discs to play one game.



427.7.2011 21:43

LoL...at least their remote does not cost as much as the one from Sony.

AMD says the next xbox will have the graphics of Avatar. Since Microsoft would not release a console that was better than a year-old gaming PC, we know that there won't be another xbox for many years. They want to take the ground currently held by the Wii, and they just might have a chance. All they have to do is to update their old console a little bit with decent media center capabilities, stereo bluetooth headset functionality (no more wires running to the controller), and movement controls. It sounds like they have addressed everything, although their media center controller won't fix the fact that the drives can't play blu-rays.



527.7.2011 23:38

I never use the remote that came with my Xbox HD-DVD player. Harmony One controls it all :)

I think Microsoft should scrap any thoughts of using Blu-ray.
I would say scrap the optical drive completely if they don't plan to implement backward compatibility.
Next gen games should be on MicroSD or similar cards. Endless size possibilities, plus more durable.
The console and controllers should have built-in mics for sound command. Talking to the system is the future.............

628.7.2011 1:16

Originally posted by chubbyInc:
I never use the remote that came with my Xbox HD-DVD player. Harmony One controls it all :)

I think Microsoft should scrap any thoughts of using Blu-ray.
I would say scrap the optical drive completely if they don't plan to implement backward compatibility.
Next gen games should be on MicroSD or similar cards. Endless size possibilities, plus more durable.
The console and controllers should have built-in mics for sound command. Talking to the system is the future.............
+ 1 here

Being nice always has its own consequences

728.7.2011 1:16

MicroSD isn't very affordable...a bluray costs well under $0.50 to print in mass; a MicroSD card with lower read speeds and 18GB less capacity would cost over $30 wholesale.



828.7.2011 2:20

For some reason I thought it would connect to the xbox with a blutooth adapter.

928.7.2011 4:18

For those of you that don't like how simple the controller is...

1028.7.2011 21:53

Major Nelson is the biggest tool and fool I've ever seen. he's the equivalent of a God Troll


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1128.7.2011 21:53

wow i haven't double posted in at least a year...

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