Adaptor or extension cable that allows one to control the iPod Touch 3G remotedly

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  1. hajime macrumors 68040

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    Sorry for possible cross posting. I think I did not phase my question correctly in previous posting.

    I am looking for some kind of adaptor/extension cable which connects the iPod Touch 3G to my own sound isolating earphones. Such adaptor/extension cable should allow me to remotely control the iPod Touch which is inside my backpack. Ideally, it should allow me to switch on/off the device, change the volume, operate the device via Voice Control, make clear voice recordings, talk to my friends via Skype, etc. Any recommendations? Thanks.
     
  2. sam100 macrumors newbie

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    such an adapter that does all you require does not exist. I would suggest getting a bluetooth headset - you can control your Touch and take calls.

    Bluetooth also removes wires to your backpack.
     
  3. hajime thread starter macrumors 68040

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    How about chaining several adaptors each of which does parts of what I want? Will that be possible?
    Let's start with volume control. I found:
    http://store.shure.com/store/shure/en_US/pd/productID.104991600


    I have the Shure 115 sound isolation headphone. As it is very good for sound isolation, I hope to keep it. (By the way, it seems that the new Shure 115m+ can do all I want. http://www.shure.com/newproducts/index.htm )

    Anyway, which bluetooth headset do you recommend? I prefer one with excellent sound isolation.
     
  4. sparrky macrumors 6502a

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    I use this one. You can't do everything you asked for with it, but you can play/pause, change tracks and change the volume. I still plug my headphones directly into my ipod, because plugging them into the remote makes them sound pretty crappy.
     
  5. hajime thread starter macrumors 68040

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    AT-MP100 Music Phone Headphone Adapter

    Thanks for the info. I found another one:

    http://www.audio-technica.com/cms/accessories/14657fdf36269d0c/index.html

    Anybody tried it on the iPod Touch 3G?
     
  6. hajime thread starter macrumors 68040

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  8. sparrky macrumors 6502a

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    I'm waiting for this adapter from Belkin to be available. Then I can use my favorite Sennheiser headphones with them.
     
  9. hajime thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Good to hear about this product. Does it work with iPod Touch 3G (OS 3.1.2)? From a review posted on Amazon, it seems that it does not work with OS 3.x. Could you please check? Can you use it to turn on/off the iPod Touch? Thanks.
     
  10. danentin macrumors newbie

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    Yes, I have an iPod Touch with the latest OS (though there is no such thing as an iPod Touch 3G) and the remote works. However I don't believe the remote can turn the device on and off as far as I can tell. One downside that I have found so far is that if you don't power the device all the way off (instead of just sleeping it as I usually do) the remote stays on and drains the battery.
     
  11. hajime thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Thanks. Is there another way to turn on or off the iPod Touch besides pressing the switch physically? Is there an utility or plug-in to enable this feature in Voice Control?
     
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  13. danentin macrumors newbie

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    I have no idea.
     
  14. powerdave macrumors regular

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    They seem to be available from Best Buy already, maybe you should try there? I just ordered them from a site here in Europe... seems to be exactly what I was looking for.
     
  15. sparrky macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you! I had no idea Best Buy already had them. Gonna have to swing by and pick these up soon.
     

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