PDP Talon Media Remote Control

Last updated: July 19, 2019

If you want an affordable universal remote that works with your Xbox One, consider the PDP Talon Media Remote Control. We like that it offers a great user experience with alphanumeric keys and backlighting. The remote also comes with two AAA batteries to get you started.

PDP Talon Media Remote Control

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Product Details

Key Takeaway: With alphanumeric keys, backlighting and two AAA batteries included, this universal remote will keep you playing all day long.

In our analysis of 32 expert reviews, the PDP Talon Media Remote Control placed 2nd when we looked at the top 6 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Easily control your Xbox One system with the convenient officially licensed Talon Media Remote for Xbox One. Want quick and simple access to all your favorite movies, TV shows, music, and videos, as well as complete control of channel and volume for your TV? Coordinate your system with the Talon Media Remote and stay in charge right from the comfort of your couch. With motion activated backlit buttons, a soft rubberized texture, and D-pad/A,B,X,Y button control, you’ll have everything you need for a complete Xbox One experience.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

The PDP Talon Media remote can control media devices like TV, Blu-ray players, and other streaming devices. The remote has alpha-numeric keys which offer a wide range of controls.
Response accuracy with the Talon's button is excellent. I never had to repeat a push or press it a specific way. The discrete A, B, X, and Y buttons are a handy tool for Xbox apps that don't make use of the media ones.
When you hold it, you’re not finding rough edges or spots to dig your fingernails into, it simply feels like a natural fit in your hand.
For those that really only use their Xbox One for streaming apps, the remote comes in real handy here too, navigating through the Xbox One dashboard is a breeze with the remote and finding your apps, movies and TV shows can all be done at the press of a button as the remote has all three of the buttons needed right in the center. using the remote with the lights down is also a breeze as it has motion activated back lights so all the buttons can be easily seen in the dark. Its rubberised texture also gives it a feel of quality. The remote requires two AAA batteries that come supplied.
For those that don’t yet have a remote control for the Xbox One, this is a great addition. And, for those who have kids like mine that lose the remote constantly – for this price – it’s a good solution for having an extra on hand.
With more buttons and functions than most competing models, including the Microsoft model, this is a powerful little remote and is one of the cheapest available. Uses an IR signal and doesn't need to be paired with your Xbox One. Features a few standard Xbox One buttons and includes 2 AAA batteries.
In all, the PDP Talon was excellent, both for basic playback control like Pause/Play and menu navigation, but also in being able to do things like hit Y for Search of B for Back when needed.
Multi-purpose remote controls your Xbox One system, TV, Blu-ray and Streaming media applications. Soft rubberized texture with TV controls, (volume, channel, mute) D-pad, A,B,X,Y, and numeric buttons control. Motion activated backlighting helps you locate buttons in the dark. 2 AAA batteries included. Officially licensed by Microsoft;Electronics General. Compatibility: Video Game Consoles
Soft rubberized texture with tv controls, volume, B, A, mute D-pad, channel, X, Y, and numeric buttons control. Motion activated backlighting helps you locate buttons in the dark.
The remote has a quality soft touch rubbery finish and is shaped so it fits well in the hand.

What reviewers didn't like

The Talon Media Remote it still does not address the lack of Cortana and voice functionality.
Needs Kinect or separate IR blaster for older Xbox One
The IR can be unreliable, and the rubber coating may peel off over time.
It can't do things like instantly switch audio tracks or eject discs. (Even the CC button is inert, which is a shame as a subtitle button would be welcome.)
The biggest complaint about the remote that I have is the need for it to have immediate direct line of site to the console.
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