Here’s another new remote that takes a step back from the fancy fancy and produces something simple and easy to understand and use. While it’s not going to have the functionality of some of the more upmarket units, you can be sure your parents will be able to use it.
“The RM-PZ1FD (above) appears to be Sony’s answer to the clutter of your everyday universal behemoth. The model comes in three retro colors, and is strangely waterproof (for those simpler times by the pool). The company is also releasing two other “vertical” models, the RM-PZ1SD and RM-PZ1D, if you’re a stickler for single-handed operation. All controls available in Japan in late August for ¥2,468, or about $21.”