Sony has made some really crazy products over the years and their new speaker shows that they still have a wild side and aren’t afraid to experiment. The SRS-LSR100 pairs a TV remote with a wireless speaker, which receives a 2.4GHz signal from a dongle attached to your TV or stereo.
Of course the idea is that it will bring the TV sound closer to you, no matter where you are. What better way to do that than with a speak on a remote?
Could be a good gadget for the hard of hearing I guess. I’m not sure how many others would want their speaker attached to a remote. It features a headphone jack, large volume knob, auto power-off, drip resistance, minimal sound delay and 16-hours of battery life.
Sony’s marketing it as an easy way to hear TV when you’re exercising, cooking, or doing other noisy activities. I guess that makes sense. And then the best selling point is that it is also “useful when it is difficult to hear in conjunction with the family,”. Sold. Sadly, it’s only coming to Japan next month for 19,880 yen (or $170). There are loud people everywhere you know. Not just in Japan.