The Hardware, Continued
In use: The blue backlit screen is striking but lacks responsiveness.
I placed the remote next to a photograph to show the reflective plastic area.
The Wireless DJ sports 13 crisp and responsive buttons, including the mechanical jog wheel, which produces a soft clicking sound when in motion and contains a center button that acts as an "execute" key. Most of the buttons are backlit, so the remote is easy to navigate in low-light situations. Nothing on the remote feels out of place or flimsy. Even the battery cover is impressive, gliding smoothly on tight-fitting rails before snapping closed with a satisfying click.
The stealthy battery cover provides access to the battery without ruining the overall classy look of the remote.
A rechargeable 4.2V Li-ion battery reportedly offers up to a week of normal use. I didn't have enough time to fully test the battery during this review, but after 3 days of regular use, the battery level display showed about 2/3 full, so it seems feasible that the battery life could extend to a week of intermittent use.