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DLO debuts iDirect remote control for iPod

pic Digital Lifestyle Outfitters (DLO) today announced the iDirect remote control for all iPods with Dock Connector ports. The iDirect enables you to control your iPod from across the room while keeping it connected to a home stereo or powered speaker system. The $49.99 accessory features a compact remote control (with buttons for play/pause, next, previous, and volume control) and a receiver that snaps onto the top of the iPod to capture IR remote commands. DLO said this module can also be used by itself to receive memorized commands from any existing learning remote. The DLO iDirect retails for $49.99 and is available immediately.

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Comments

1

Can somebody confirm that this can be used to change pictures on the iPod Photo?
It would be great for making presentations!
- Marc

Posted by Marc de Oliveira on January 26, 2005 at 10:05 AM (PDT)

2

Finally! Another remote OTHER than that NaviPod! I’m going to check it out. smile

Posted by FallN in New York, NY on January 26, 2005 at 10:23 AM (PDT)

3

Why not use RF instead of IR…and how about RF speakers!!!

Stu

Posted by stuschwartz2004 on January 26, 2005 at 11:39 AM (PDT)

4

An IR transmitting system may be good for a living room, but I’m using mine in a car where the iPod is in the glove compartment, or while riding a motorcycle where the iPod is in my jacket pocket.

So, I’ve got a RemoteRemote2 with two transmitters.  The RF works very well.

It’s nice to have choices though.

Posted by alanz on January 26, 2005 at 12:13 PM (PDT)

5

AirClick from Griffin can change photos supposedly, so I suspect other newer remotes might too.

I prefer RF remotes like AirClick and RemoteRemote 2. But one advantage of an IR remote: if you have a programmable universal remote for your stereo.TV, you may be able to use it for your iPod too! (But not one that just has a list of manufacturer codes… these products aren’t likely to be listed.)

Posted by Nagromme on January 26, 2005 at 12:49 PM (PDT)

6

yet another friggin remote, and still nothing that’s made to mount on a steering wheel.

::sigh::

Posted by JCO on January 26, 2005 at 2:38 PM (PDT)

7

AirClick is made to mount on a steering wheel. They mention using their strap for that purpose.

Posted by Nagromme on January 26, 2005 at 6:11 PM (PDT)

8

Just get an AirClick.  $10 cheaper, and RF so you can control it behind walls, etc.

Posted by crunkmaster on January 27, 2005 at 2:14 PM (PDT)

9

Is there any company out there that makes a similar product, but where you can plug your headphones right into the remote? It could be FM - and used in conjunction w/ an itrip or something; this would allow a “wireless” system of sorts. 

Posted by okmike in USA on January 27, 2005 at 3:46 PM (PDT)

10

How stupid can they be?  IR???  Haven’t they figgured it out yet?  RF is the only way to go damnit!  RemoteRemote2!!  Airclick isn’t yet availble and besides,  iTRIP sucks, think the Airclick will actually work?

Posted by One Fast Haybusa in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on January 27, 2005 at 4:45 PM (PDT)

11

Isn’t ipodfan4life the marketing dweeb who was calling DLO the cornerstone of the industry in this forum a few days ago?

The problem I have with IR is that it only works when you can see the device you want to control. And I might want to put my iPod in my belt clip or pocket. IR is inferior to RF in every way with the rare exception where you might have a $200+ learning remote and want to fool with training it for your iPod. Of the 20 something remotes I have in my house, not one can do this.

This looks like a much better product - AirClick

Posted by Poddly on January 29, 2005 at 8:31 PM (PDT)

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