Take Control of your PS3 Wirelessly

May 5, 2009 Written by Kyle P.

Schmartz has announced a remote that coverts infrared signals into a PS3 compatible Bluetooth signal. In other words, it acts like a PS3 remote. The only difference is that in this case, the remote is your computer.

The PS3IR-1000 isn’t just a IR to Bluetooth converter. When connected to a PC via USB, you can control your Playstation 3. For this to work, you must be in the Bluetooth range of the PS3 (about 30 feet) The best part is there is no software or updates you have to install in order to use this device. All you have to do is plug in the device to your PC via USB, and then you’re set.

The PS3IR-1000 is the ultimate infrared (IR) to Bluetooth converter for the PS3. It provides the same functionality as the PS3 BD remote control with the added ability to accept standard IR commands. These IR commands are converted to Bluetooth packets that are sent to the PS3. This device will easily make your PS3 compatible with all IR universal remote controls. And, it will allow you to seamlessly integrate your PS3 into your home theater system.

In addition, when connected to a PC via USB, it allows you to control your PS3 straight from your desktop. There are no drivers to install, and the software application is a single executable file compatible with Windows 2000 and later.

The PS3IR-1000 retails for just $79.00.