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PDP Universal Media Remote for PS4
PDP
Universal Media Remote for PS4
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An officially-licensed remote that can support your PS4 and your entertainment system.

Pros

With the ability to pair with 4 devices via Bluetooth, this capable remote can become your only remote if you have compatible devices. The Bluetooth connectivity works well, and the remote is compatible with most IR devices. This remote includes the standard PlayStation buttons and is designed to be used in conjunction with PlayStation 4 apps.

Cons

Bluetooth turns off after 30 minutes to conserve battery, and there's no way to turn your PS4 on with the remote.

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OKELA Mini Wireless TV Keyboard and Touchpad
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Mini Wireless TV Keyboard and Touchpad
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This affordable wireless keyboard works excellently with the PlayStation 4.

Pros

A wireless keyboard sporting 80 rubber keys and several backlight colors to choose from. The size is comfortable, and customers find the layout convenient. If you're looking for a budget remote to use with your PlayStation 4, this is a solid option that will work well with most PS4 apps.

Cons

This remote doesn't feature Bluetooth connectivity and instead uses a USB dongle to receive the signal.

PDP Bluetooth Enabled Media Remote Control for PlayStation 4
PDP
Bluetooth Enabled Media Remote Control for PlayStation 4
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A cheaper alternative to the PDP Universal Media Remote.

Pros

If you prefer your remotes uncluttered, this PDP remote is an excellent choice at a low price. Includes standard PlayStation buttons and is designed to work smoothly with PlayStation 4 apps. Unlike most remotes, this one can be used to turn your PS4 on and off. An officially licensed PlayStation 4 product.

Cons

Bluetooth turns off after 30 seconds. No keyboard means typing is as much of a hassle as it is with the DualShock 4.

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The PlayStation 4 has everything you need to act as your primary gaming and streaming device—except a decent remote control. The DualShock 4 is limited when it comes to navigating your streaming apps and typing quickly. Most PlayStation 4 remotes are designed to connect to your console via Bluetooth, and some may even be able to control other Bluetooth or IR devices like your TV or surround sound system. Not all PlayStation 4 remotes include a keyboard, but this may not be something you’re looking for. Officially licensed SONY remotes are your best bet, but some universal remotes can work just as well for a lower price.

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