The Sony EX175 remote control is a smaller affair. It's not quite as small as those pesky credit card remotes (most of which are at least somewhat limited on range). This Sony remote's range is not an issue, it worked at 20 feet with no problem. Buttons are pretty good, some perhaps, a touch rubbery. No backlight, of course, very few non-home projectors offer a backlight (too bad, there are times when a backlight on a remote is a real convenience).
OK, the power switch (press once for on, twice for off), is green and in the upper right corner. The rest of the buttons are light or dark gray. Immediately below, left to right are three more round buttons for Input (brings up a menu, or you can hit Input repeatedly to scroll through the choices). There's the APA button (auto pixel align) for locking in on analog PC signals, and the Eco button for the standard Eco mode setups (lamp brightness, standby features), or you can customize.
Next come flat Menu and Reset buttons, and below that, the navigation arrows in a diamond shape, with center Enter button. The next grouping include Return, Aspect Ratio, Keystone, and (test) Pattern.
Finally, there's digital zoom (up and down), Volume (same), a Freeze button and separate buttons for Picture and Audio muting. No remote mousing, no pointer, no laser, but a good basic small remote. It's also nothing exciting to write about, but it gets the job done.