SONY’s Child-Friendly Remote Control: Review

While we monitor our children’s television programs, there have been times when my girls want to be grown ups, grab the remote and try to find their favorite shows.   Most of the time, this only ends up in frustration for both the girls and I.  So, we were thrilled to try out the new SONY “Child-Friendly” Remote Control.  About the product:

SONY remote control Announced on Oct. 18, the colorful, durably constructed new RM-KZ1 Children’s Remote is splash proof and features locked down battery and programming compartments.  Additionally, it has a “volume limiting” feature that does not allow volume to be changed +/- 3 steps within 30 seconds.

Built for small hands, the RM-KZ1 remote features up to seven parent assignable “favorites” buttons, allowing parents to maintain control over channel availability, and can control up to two components (TV – Sat/Cable).  Further, multi-beam IR allows for improved reliability while changing channels.

When we received the remote, the girls were immediately drawn to it’s design.  With fun colors and shapes, they couldn’t wait to figure it out.  The remote features seven buttons in different colors and shapes which were easy to program to their favorite (parent-approved) channels.  My girls quickly learned that if they wanted to watch the Disney Channel, they needed to press the  “heart” button or the “star” button to see Nickelodeon.  As a Mom, I also love that they cannot turn the volume up at a rapid pace due to the volume control feature.

The SONY Child-Friendly Remote has made my life so much easier and given the girls a sense of independence.  I no longer have to stop my tasks to change the channel or adjust the volume.  The remote can be purchased for just under $18 from Target and would make a great stocking stuffer!

This product review is the opinion of the Experimental Mommy. Others may have a different experience. I received a sample product to facilitate this review, but all opinions are 100% mine. I was not compensated for this post.


  1. Jennifer H says:

    How neat, I never even thought they had remotes for kids!!

  2. Crystal @ Simply Being Mommy says:

    How cool! Definitely sounds like something we need around here.

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