iPod Controlled by infrared iMac remote control!

Discussion in 'iPod' started by motulist, Oct 13, 2005.

  1. motulist macrumors 68040

    motulist

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    I just went to get an iPod and look at what I found! Has the iPod always had an ir remote control?
     

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  2. gwuMACaddict macrumors 68040

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    holy ****... are you kidding me?

    WHERE WERE YOU YESTERDAY?
     
  3. motulist thread starter macrumors 68040

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    just go to the apple store, click on ipod and choose accessories
     
  4. gwuMACaddict macrumors 68040

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    oh gosh no... you're missing my point entirely

    dude, do you live under a rock? this was all announced YESTERDAY. you're beyond late with this post...

    hello wasteland
     
  5. motulist thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Well in all the blurbs that I read, the iMac remote controlled the iMac. I didn't see anything about it controlling the ipod as a stand alone. The Apple description I posted is the first time I read that you could control the iPod with the iMac remote without having to have an iMac.
     
  6. Lacero macrumors 604

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    This would be cool for snowboarders if third parties make an iPod attachment to mate with the iMac remote.
     
  7. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    It's woth remembering that the iPod needs to be in the new Universal iPod Dock (with the IR sensor on the front) for this to work.
     
  8. emotion macrumors 68040

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    you need the doc for the ipod though to get this to work.
     
  9. motulist thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Plus, if I'm not wrong, infrared is line of sight only. So the sensor would have to be exposed and the remote would have to be pointed generally towards it. But it is a really good idea for anyone who wants to control their ipod while doing serious physical activity. Too bad the remote's infrared and not bluetooth.
     
  10. fayans macrumors 6502a

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    How about iPod Photo? Does Apple Remote work with it?
     
  11. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    Uh...

    You know that the remote doesn't control the iPod directly, right? You need that new iPod dock. THAT'S what has the ir sensor on it...
     
  12. m-dogg macrumors 65816

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    It's nice to see that they finally came out with a remote that has ful functionality of the ipod. All of the remotes out so far I didn't like because you couldn't really navigate through menus.

    Too bad it has that line-of-site limitation. As others have said, I'm surprised they didn't go BT for this. If for no other reason, the white remote looks kind of ugly with the dark tip on it.

    And since Apple didn't go BT, I wonder if a Third Party manufacturer can?
     
  13. motulist thread starter macrumors 68040

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    That actually sounds feasible. First create an infrared transmitter that straps over the iPod dock ir sensor, then just make a blue tooth remote that communicates with it and viola, blue tooth remote. And depending on whether or not the dock remote sensor needs to be powered via usb or not, you could make the blue tooth remote portable as well. Maybe the strap on transmitter could also have a battery and a small usb cord to power the dock on the go. But that could start to get bulky. Oh well, food for thought.
     
  14. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Yeah, they should have used Bluetooth. That way there's no line of sight limitation and you could control it from another room
     

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