— Mobile Technology
The SportCommand wireless fabric remote control for an iPod
October 10, 2006 The Belkin SportCommand for iPod lets you wirelessly control your music while your iPod stays protected. Strap the fabric remote to your arm, store your iPod in your backpack or jacket, and then listen to your audio while you get extreme. The weather-resistant SportCommand is ideal for outdoor activities, such as snowboarding, mountain biking, and hiking and with a 50 foot range, it may well have other applications we haven’t yet considered. The US$80 SportCommand will ship in November in North America, with launches in Asia, Europe, and Australia to follow shortly.
The SportCommand prevents rips and malfunctions from exposure to the elements , works through walls, backpacks, and jackets and has big buttons (play/pause, next/previous track, and volume up/down) for easy control with gloved hands. It secures to your arm, leg, belt, or another strap with a neoprene and VELCRO closure strap and it is both water-resistant and hand washable.
The SportCommand is compatible with the following iPods:
* iPod nano 1st generation
* iPod nano 2nd generation
* iPod mini
* iPod with click wheel
* iPod color display
* iPod with video
About the Author
Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks.
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