In "late October," Sony will release a new version of its PS3 remote control peripheral, which is now designed to work not only with the PS3, but with TVs and Sony amplifiers as well. Commensurate with those new functions, it has volume and channel controls at the bottom of the device -- where the vast expanse of nothingwas on the previous version. Sony says it also works with Netflix now.
If you have a keen memory for media remotes, and a keen eye for the tiny images on Sony's website, you'll recognize this as the updated remote Sony released in Japan back in March, finally making its way stateside. The new remote hasn't been priced yet, but the original sold for $25.