There’s a glut of unusual products out on the market these days. Sometimes those products are a miss, and other times they’re a hit. Sony has a history of experiencing a bit of both, but their new remote control and speaker hybrid just might be their next hit. The SRS-LSR200 promises to be what you need to more fully enjoy your TV watching experience.
The SRS-LSR200 starts out as a universal remote with all the controls on the top of the unit, including an oversized volume knob. The remote communicates with a base unit via a 2.4 GHZ signal. That signal carries back the audio from the TV, which the SRS-LSR200 then plays for you wherever you are with its wireless speakers. You can now take your TV’s audio with you anywhere in the house—be that the kitchen, patio, or even the bathroom (no one’s judging here). The centre speaker of the SRS-LSR200 is added specifically for clearly reproducing the human voice. Passive radiators help produce a more full sound, which our friends over in Japan have been enjoying since February 22. There’s no word on whether Sony will sell the product internationally, but it is available in Japan for around $180 USD.
Sony bills the SRS-LSR200 as being great for the elderly, and while they certainly would enjoy it, so to would a lot of other markets. Not only can the wireless speaker be used to amplify the sound of the TV for an individual without blasting everyone else out of the room, it also allows you the freedom to venture into other spaces without missing out on the audio of what’s happening on the TV. The device has up to 13 hours of run-time per charge, so that should cover you for pretty much an entire day’s worth of viewing. There’s no need to miss out or to blare the sound when you can take it with you wherever you go.