With the appearance of a bedside radio, this new SRS-LSR200 remote control from Sony is also a portable speaker with 13-hour battery life. This 2-in-1 gadget will allow you to take the TVs audio with you in other parts of the house, without having to blast the TV volume up.
The LSR200 works with any TV, not just those sold by Sony. It uses a charging base which attached to the TV and takes about three hours for a full charge. The speaker uses 2.4GHz wireless to communicate with the base (and the TV) and can play the audio simultaneously with the TV’s speakers. It also features a pair of 2W stereo speakers and a center “clear voice” unit tuned for human voice frequencies and has a headphone jack.
The LSR200 weighs 630 grams / 1.4 pounds and Sony says the infrared remote and speaker combo is ”drip-proof”. The device will be available in Japan starting February 22nd for 20,000 yen, which is about $180.