Sony also didn’t put a Infrared Port on the PS3, so to watch BluRay movies it needs to either be controlled by the PS3 controllers, or by the official BlueTooth Controller.

There are a few reasons someone might not want to buy the official one, and instead go with Nyko’s remote solution. The Nyko remote consists of a USB dongle that recieves the Infrared Signals, and a nicely designed remote. The remote has all the necessary PS buttons, and also includes the play/pause and chapter skip buttons.

However, one of the biggest reasons for going with the Nyko remote is that it opens the door to several other devices. If you have a Logitech Harmony remote, or another programmable universal remote, the NyKoUSB dongle lets you use them to control your PS3.

Unfortunately, I had a ton of trouble getting my Logitech 688 to work with the dongle though. So overall I give the Nyko BluWave a 7 out of 10. The included remote is really nice, but it does not work easily with my Logitech Universal remote.


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Bradley Ouellette is a Blast staff writer who's been with us since the bitter beginnings when we were an attic and basement operation on Mission Hill.

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