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Discussion in 'iPod' started by motulist, Oct 13, 2005.
I just went to get an iPod and look at what I found! Has the iPod always had an ir remote control?
holy ****... are you kidding me?
WHERE WERE YOU YESTERDAY?
just go to the apple store, click on ipod and choose accessories
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...
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.
This would be cool for snowboarders if third parties make an iPod attachment to mate with the iMac remote.
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.
you need the doc for the ipod though to get this to work.
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.
How about iPod Photo? Does Apple Remote work with it?
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...
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?
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.
Yeah, they should have used Bluetooth. That way there's no line of sight limitation and you could control it from another room