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Roku Voice Remote Pro adds rechargeable batteries, hands-free voice for $30

It's the company's best remote yet. Here's how it looks close-up.

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The Roku Voice Remote Pro is $30 and includes more features than any previous Roku remote.

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It can control pretty much any Roku streaming device or TV.

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Unlike other Roku remotes it has built-in rechargeable batteries.

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The other big improvement is a near-field mic, which lets you issue voice commands hands-free by saying "Hey Roku." 

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A switch on the side lets you disable the always-on mic for privacy.

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Roku includes a micro-USB cable for charging. It says a charge lasts up to 2 months and the remote takes 2-3 hours to fully recharge.

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Another feature is the remote finder, which causes the clicker to emit a beep or other tone and allow you to find it from within the couch cushions for example.

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Keep scrolling for more images of the Roku Voice Remote Pro.

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