The build quality could be described as good, though not great when compared to the remote control of my TV and other appliances. I wouldn't want to drop it on a hard floor for fear of it smashing. For this reason I gave it 4 stars
It measures 22cm long x 5cm wide and fits nicely in the hand.. It looks nice and is glossy to match the PS3. It even has the PS3 button in the centre like the one on the ps3 controller to turn it on or off. The familiar buttons are there such as play, stop, pause/slow motion, next, prev.. all in standard positions that are easy to control when sat in the palm and using your thumb to press the buttons. Other buttons that you'd expect on a DVD remote are there too such as audio, subtitle, eject and ps3 specific buttons such as L1, L2, R1, R2 triangle, circle, square, cross, start, select are on the remote too.
The first thing you have to do is pair the remote to the ps3 being bluetooth. This takes literally 1 minute using the settings menu on the ps3. Easy to follow instructions are provided. The remote works very well as expected and because it's blutooth you don't even need to point it at the ps3. The remote comes with 2 Sony AA batteries which worked fine.
It's a good remote and essential if you watch a lot of films as using the ps3 controller is a pain but this makes using the ps3 as part of an AV system for more enjoyable. Get one!