Conclusion: I love this remote! Since it uses 2 AA batteries, it fits great in your hand. There's something to hold on to, making thumb navigation a breeze. Unlike the Pioneer remotes. I never felt like I'd drop it while driving. A great feature while driving. Most stereo functions are accessible, so I haven't felt like it's too basic.
Conclusion: Great little remote for the money! I enjoy not having to rub the paint off the buttons on my HU. Very durable, Ive dropped it out of my lifted truck countless time and it hasn't quit working yet so it gets 5 stars in the category. I only have 2 cons. First one is SQ settings (besides Volume) I would have liked to be able to control my subwoofer level and tweak other SQ settings from it. Second is the distance in which the remote works, maybe only about 12 feet or so.