Philips SRU9600 remote has touchscreen LCD

Philips SRU9600 remote has touchscreen LCD


If you thought that Logitech was the only groovy remote control maker in town, think again. Philips has jumped into the high-tech wireless channel changer market, their device features a touch-sensitive LCD display, complete with buttons that light up to highlight specific functions.

The Philips SRU9600 is the latest in the company’s Pronto line of universal 8-in-1 remotes. Perfect for your home theatre, this device is incredibly thin with its iPod-like design. In fact, there’s even a “built-in ‘iPod-esque’ rotary controller that makes navigating the various setup menus a breeze.” But of course, what will catch you eye is the large, full color, fully customizable, touch-sensitive screen. You can even design your own buttons in PhotoShop.

The going price is 99 Euros or about $120 USD for the Philips SRU9600, which should start shipping soon. Of course, you could just as easily pick up a bargain basement universal remote, but by the same accord, you could pick up a bargain basement incredibly basic cell phone too, right?