I kind of see your point but don't agree its like a faulty mouse. The remote is an integral part of the speakers from what you say and its kind of like you breaking a part of it.
I suppose theres no way of repairing it?
Does it plug into the speakers or is it actually wired in permanantly, perhaps if its a plug in unit you might get a replacement of Ebay perhaps from someone who has blown their speakers.
Sorry but its the only idea I have.