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Snakebyte PlayStation 3 remote touts IR and Bluetooth, $50 price tag

Darren Murph
01.09.11
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So, here's the dilemma -- do you buy a lovely Bluetooth remote to control your PS3, or spring for a Bluetooth-to-IR adapter in order to better integrate your console into your overall home theater? How's about neither? Snakebyte's Premium Bluetooth Remote has just been unleashed here at CES, offering both Bluetooth and Infrared support, enabling it to dictate your PS3 as well as five other IR components. You'll also get a backlit display, ingrained motion sensor, a built-in Li-ion battery and support for updatable firmware. We dropped by the company's booth here in Vegas, but the only model on-hand was a non-functional mockup -- too bad, but the real-deal is expected to ship this April for $49.99.

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snakebyte™ Premium Bluetooth Remote Puts Control of PS3™ and Home Entertainment Devices In the Palm of Your Hand

Single Remote Control Solution For the Home Entertainment Center


Las Vegas, NV – January 6, 2011 – Sunflex USA, the exclusive U.S. distributor of the video gaming brand snakebyte™ and FINAL FANTASY® XIV controller, today unveiled the snakebyte™ Premium Bluetooth Remote at the 2011 International CES. Utilizing both Bluetooth and standard Infrared wireless technologies, the remote makes controlling your PS3™ and up to 5 other A/V devices simultaneously a simple task.

Check out the snakebyte™ Premium Bluetooth Remote along with other gaming accessories for PS3™, Wii® and PC's, on display at the company's booth (#5808, North Hall) during the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center, January 6-9, 2011.

"The snakebyte brand epitomizes innovative and high quality products for demanding gamers," said Howard Borenstein, President of Sunflex USA. "We're in the process of expanding our portfolio of Premium PS3™ products and we're proud to offer a definitive single remote control solution for PS3™ users which will live up to the highest standards."

Key features of the snakebyte™ Premium Bluetooth Remote include:

· Backlit LC display and buttons with motion sensor activation
· LC display indicates time and room temperature
· Controls PlayStation 3 via Bluetooth technology
· Learnable IR remote control circuit for up to six infrared controlled devices
· Built-in Li-ion battery that can be charged with USB port
· Firmware can be updated via USB

The snakebyte™ Premium Bluetooth Remote will retail for $49.99 and will be available April 2011 at www.snakebyte-usa.com and other e-tailers.

If you're interested in connecting with snakebyte™ on popular social networking sites, follow the company on Twitter and "like" them on Facebook.

About Sunflex USA

Sunflex USA is the exclusive distributor of the video gaming brand snakebyte™, covering a wide range of video gaming and PC accessories. Creator of useful adaptors, sophisticated controllers, premium cables and state-of-the-art peripherals for hardcore gamers, Sunflex is the #1 source for gaming accessories for all systems including Nintendo Wii, Sony PlayStation 3, Xbox and PCs.

The snakebyte™ brand is known worldwide as a leader in third party accessories, entering the U.S. market this year after a decade of success in Europe, garnering many awards and excellent reviews for all of its product lines
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