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Old Jan 17, 2013, 01:51 PM   #26
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Samsung will do this with a 9 inch clip version and claim they always had it!
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I think you mean Samsung would use this on a 9" strap-on

'Why innovate, when you can imitiate!
That did not take long.
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 02:29 PM   #27
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Is it really that hard to figure out? I think it's a brilliant solution to a very annoying problem.

Imagine you're walking and have your iPod in your pocket. A song comes up you don't want to listen to. If you have this clip-on device attached, you can simply reach in and hit the next button--easy to find in your pocket since it's got actual buttons. This is something that is next to impossible to do with the current generation of iPods and iPhones that are primarily controlled by touch.

Now, let's see if Apple is smart enough to design this to also work as a game controller.
Ok, you know that apple made headphones that are for that exactly? I have around 4 to 5 pairs of headphones that have remotes in the cord. Just remember other devices apple has made.
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 02:32 PM   #28
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The concept seems pretty archaic when we already have this.
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 02:38 PM   #29
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The concept seems pretty archaic when we already have this.

Senseg demoed electrostatic haptics last year, which trumps Tactus in some ways as its programmable.
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 02:39 PM   #30
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We'll ever see this. Don't know if I really want to either
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 02:40 PM   #31
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 02:48 PM   #32
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what's that circle with a hole in the middle and play/pause, forward and backward arrows all around?
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 02:52 PM   #33
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Communicator.

Attaches to your collar.

Open locked doors, speaker phone, room preference notifier and adjuster (sound control, web preferences, temperature adjustment...)

Great for notification of "your turn" in any waiting situtation.

A remote control for your entire humanity.
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 02:56 PM   #34
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Hello Tim, my name is Lars and I'm speaking to you from the LEGO legal department...
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 02:57 PM   #35
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weird...

looks like Intellivision for the iPod
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 03:57 PM   #36
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I think you mean Samsung would use this on a 9" strap-on
Do you realize how Freudian that sounds?

Also, you avatar () is nice.
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 04:14 PM   #37
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Nice...

Looks nice, but won't I get it confused with my Atari Lynx cartridges?
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 04:14 PM   #38
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Is it really that hard to figure out? I think it's a brilliant solution to a very annoying problem.

Imagine you're walking and have your iPod in your pocket. A song comes up you don't want to listen to. If you have this clip-on device attached, you can simply reach in and hit the next button--easy to find in your pocket since it's got actual buttons. This is something that is next to impossible to do with the current generation of iPods and iPhones that are primarily controlled by touch.

Now, let's see if Apple is smart enough to design this to also work as a game controller.
There's a button on your headphones to address this very problem.
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 04:21 PM   #39
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I don't even know what to think of this...
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 04:26 PM   #40
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Is it really that hard to figure out? I think it's a brilliant solution to a very annoying problem.

Imagine you're walking and have your iPod in your pocket. A song comes up you don't want to listen to. If you have this clip-on device attached, you can simply reach in and hit the next button--easy to find in your pocket since it's got actual buttons. This is something that is next to impossible to do with the current generation of iPods and iPhones that are primarily controlled by touch.

Now, let's see if Apple is smart enough to design this to also work as a game controller.
The headphones with mic that come with it do this.
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 04:31 PM   #41
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"Removable clip", that already sounds like a bad idea.
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 04:53 PM   #42
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I patent matter. I win. You can't use matter in any products from now on unless you pay.
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 04:53 PM   #43
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Hello Tim, my name is Lars and I'm speaking to you from the LEGO legal department...
Hi Lars, let me connect you to our legal dpt. while I make a quick visit to our phone centre and fire them all.
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 05:11 PM   #44
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Hello Tim, my name is Lars and I'm speaking to you from the LEGO legal department...
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hi lars, let me connect you to our legal dpt. While i make a quick visit to our phone centre and fire them all.
lol
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 05:19 PM   #45
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The headphones with mic that come with it do this.
This idea, unlike the headphone buttons, could also be used for other applications, most obviously for games. To me, the buttons on the headphones always seemed like a weird kludge to maintain that "almost no buttons" aesthetic of the iDevices. Touch-based UIs are amazing and can do so much but there's still a place in the world for actual buttons.
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 05:21 PM   #46
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lol
did your computer auto-correct my quote in some weird way?
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 05:22 PM   #47
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I patent matter. I win. You can't use matter in any products from now on unless you pay.
I know you're being funny but this shows a typical misunderstanding of patents that leads to people getting on their soapboxes and complaining about how broken the system is or how evil and destructive the patent office has become.

The point is, you can patent matter if you want, providing you're using it in a specific and unique way on a specific class of products for a specific application.

Good luck with it. I'm eager to see what you come up with.
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 05:22 PM   #48
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This subject came up the day before the iPhone 4S was announced. They predicted it might be a part of the iPhone 4S way back then.
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 06:01 PM   #49
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What exactly is this?
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 06:05 PM   #50
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The market is full of ear-phones with better sound quality (better than Apple's) but no remote control. More choice for the customer, the better.
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