Only gripe

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Something4Kate, Oct 4, 2007.

  1. Something4Kate macrumors member

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    My only gripe about my shiny new touch, and it is something I was obviously aware of before I bought it, is that there's not way to control it without pulling it out, unlocking it and touching the screen.

    I know that may sound like a daft statement but picture this:

    You're on a packed rush hour tube speeding like a snail though central London, you're stuffed under someone's armpit and there are some rather shifty looking characters around you.

    You're listening to your iPod Touch when a track you'd rather skip comes on or a track mastered at a lower volume than the last track comes on. What do you do?

    So far I've been suffering the unwanted track and straining my ears to hear the low volume stuff. With my old nano I'd just press the relevant button through my shirt pocket very discretely and the touch wheel worked perfectly through my shirt pocket too.

    I know this will detract from the obvious splendour of the touch, but do you think Apple will release a compatible headphone remote for it anytime soon?

    SFK
     
  2. nlivo macrumors 6502a

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    yes i do. i am 95% sure they will release a remote of some sort.
     
  3. johnsonsimon macrumors newbie

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    does anybody know if the old ipod headphone with the in-line remote works with the iPod Touch?
     
  4. ebony macrumors regular

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    The sooner there is a headphone remote the better.

    Touch interface is no good for a lot of situations.
     
  5. calculus Guest

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    If you mean this then it looks like it doesn't...
     
  6. Something4Kate thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah, I looked at that and it's not listed as compatible with the touch.

    They need to bring out the touch-specific accessories soon! I need the remote as well as a half-decent protective case that doesn't hide away the beautiful toy completely.

    SFK
     
  7. dcv macrumors G3

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    No they mean this one, I've still got one lying around at home somewhere but I have a feeling it had a slightly wider connector to the iPod, so it probably won't fit.
     
  8. Something4Kate thread starter macrumors member

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    That would never work. I still have an unopened, boxed one of those I bought for my old gen 3 iPod and yes, it has a non-standard wider connection which won't fit models after the gen 4.

    SFK
     
  9. Dijo John macrumors member

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    To adjust volume you can simply get earphones having volume control
     
  10. Something4Kate thread starter macrumors member

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    No, this isn't a good solution as headphones like that work by introducing resistance to the audio signal to the headphones which kills the fidelity of the sound.

    I've invested in good headphones to make the most of my music on the go.

    SFK
     
  11. erasr macrumors 6502

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    well an unhelpful answer is to not care bout anyone else around you. Or not live in London lol. I feel alright walking to work with mine, but that is up north and although you might think otherwise I feel lot safer up here!
     
  12. db2431 macrumors regular

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    I thought it was alreay well established the griffin fm remote works fine with the touch.
     
  13. madmaxmedia macrumors 68030

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    These might work-

    Check Ebay item #250171480019 (I'm not the seller)

    These are dock connector remotes that don't have a FM radio, so I think they should work with the Touch.

    I keep meaning to buy one, but I would like one with a Shuffle type control cluster (easiest to handle IMO). The only ones I see now are with radio, but I could've sworn I saw one before that was only a remote.
     

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