The Sony PS3 Blu Ray remote does what it's supposed to do very well, matches your PS3 with it's sleek black look.
If you watch alot of movies or listen to music on your PS3 or basically your PS3 is your main entertainment system, this is perfect and would be a must-buy item. Using your controller to do those two things just isn't the same, and alot of the time you hit the wrong button on the joypad.
However, because the remote has the X, Circle, Triangle and Square buttons you can also use it for example if you just want to see quickly if there are any PS3 Store updates, and do not want to fire up your controller. It has the Start, Select, R1, R2, L1 and L2 buttons also, it even has the PS Home button which is great to turn on and off the console. The Enter button also acts as the X button, so you don't have to fiddle around.
The other buttons are what you will find on all stand-alone Blu Ray player remotes. You will think there seem's to be alot of buttons, there is. But don't let that put you off, in my case I bet I won't use half of the buttons.
Not sure how practical it would be to use this remote for playing games, I don't think it would be, I've not tried it, and probably won't.
Pairing it up with your console is very easy, just a case of holding the PS button and Start buttons, and when it asks you for the code it's the usual 0000 (because it uses Bluetooth).
The remote comes supplied with 2 AA Sony branded batteries, which was nice of Sony to include.
Packaging for the product is the all plastic stuff, so you will have to take a sharp knife to the back of the packaging if you want to keep the box. Why Sony use that packaging is beyond me.
The remote itself seems sort of "plastically" but it's light weight and can be operated easily with one hand. No back-lit feature alot of people have said - but if that was included it might of bumped up the price maybe, still would of been nice to have it though.
Buttons on the remote are responsive and you don't have to press down very hard to do the job you want. Since it's Bluetooth as well you can use it easily if your living room is huge.
This remote is far better than the other remote you can buy on the market (the Gio Tech one). I saw a review of the Gio Tech one on YouTube, allthough that one looks nice it does not have the PS Home button on it, and it's not completely wireless.
Delivery time from Play might be a while on this, but that doe not matter (I just thought I'd mention it) but this is the best price you will get this for on the Internet.
Great addition to your PS3 console, and a great buy from Play.com once again.