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3.0 out of 5 stars
Works well, but could be better, 17 Mar. 2014
I got this and find it great, I'll probably use it more than I think and it worked straight out of the box. I also like the compact design and the quality is good. It also works well or navigating around the system and in most apps. As its always on there is no sync delay as you get with the controllers.
I do think that it could be slightly better. First it takes two AAA batteries which are (supplied in the box). This is ok but why not allow you charge the remote from Xbox one like you can with the game controllers? This is a minor gripe but would have made more use of the system and would mean you don't have to replace the batteries very often (if at all over the lifetime of the remote). As you can't plug it into the Xbox I guess it also means that there will be no firmware update like the controllers get (again not a bad thing).
The second issue I have is that there are no numerical buttons. This means you need to keep all your remotes around if you have a system with a lot of channels such as sky or preview which have many channels spread over hundreds of possible stations. This is again not so bad but if the Xbox one is supposed to be a media centre this remote feature would make it that bit better. The remote does look good however and adding additional buttons may have detracted from the aesthetics of the remote.
Lastly there doesn't seem to be an eject feature for disks except the button on the front of the console. This is more an Xbox issue in general but the ability to eject a disk while you walk to it is nice instead of having to bend down and wait while the disk ejects. It would be nice for it to be ready before you get to the console.