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Griffin now shipping AirClick for new iPods

imageGriffin Technology today announced the availability of its AirClick remote with Dock Connector, the latest version of its wireless remote control solution for iPods. Unlike previous models, the receiver of the new AirClick connects to an iPod’s dock connector instead of the top headphone and remote ports, allowing it to work with the fifth-generation iPod. The AirClick uses RF technology that allows users to control their iPod from up to 60 ft. away and through walls. It sells for $40 and is also compatible with 4G iPods and iPod minis.

 

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1

At least now people can have remotes for there ipods

Posted by Jonathan Keim on December 16, 2005 at 9:59 AM (CST)

2

can i charge my iPod in the same time i use it?

Posted by ละอองฟอง on December 16, 2005 at 10:40 AM (CST)

3

Doesn’t look like you can charge…from their website pics I don’t see any kind of usb or mini usb passthrough like on the new dock connector iTrip

Posted by Tim on December 16, 2005 at 11:14 AM (CST)

4

nor does it have a line-out jack.  feh..i’ll wait to see the new version of the remoteremote

Posted by james on December 16, 2005 at 2:35 PM (CST)

5

Can you Navigate Menus with it? As most people state, the biggest problem with the Apple Universal dock and Apple Remote is that the Menu Button doesn’t work. You can’t
It is a pity they don’t have a dock Passthrough. This way someone could put it in their Universal Dock, with their iPod on top, and use the RF AirClick as a remote, rather than the Overpriced iR Apple Remote.

Posted by Daniel Woods on December 16, 2005 at 3:04 PM (CST)

6

That’s too bad… (T_T) i hope they’ll have another version that let me charge in the same time~*

Posted by ละอองฟอง on December 16, 2005 at 5:56 PM (CST)

7

Also it doesn’t come in black. At least not yet.

Posted by Tenchi211 in California on December 16, 2005 at 9:25 PM (CST)

8

Interested in this but still waiting to find out if it is possible to use this at the same time as an old top connecting iTrip on a 4G iPod. It would be about the best solution possible for in my car. Here in Australia, we don’t have Apple stores as such, just small computer stores that specialise in Apple products, so half the time you ask them about something they have no idea at all what you’re talking about. On many occasions I’ve asked when new products would be arriving (I’ve asked about the new iTrip and the new AirClick among other things) only to be told that there is no such thing or they haven’t been told about it yet. Then there’s the prices you pay over here for accessories, but I won’t go into that.

Posted by saveferris91 in Melbourne, Australia on December 16, 2005 at 9:37 PM (CST)

9

Said it before, say it again - no Dock Connector Passthrough, no line-out jack either - why bother?

Posted by Bad Beaver on December 17, 2005 at 4:50 AM (CST)

10

The failure of the majority of companies to realise the absolute necessity to have a pass through dock connector (at the very least) with their products so that charging is possible boggles the mind. I didn’t object much when Apple dropped the extended phone jack because it shouldn’t have represented a downgrade, but it seems that most of the iPod accessory manufacturers are ignoring the need to make things that can actually be used.

Posted by Code Monkey in Midstate New York on December 17, 2005 at 10:00 AM (CST)

11

Totally agree with Code Money

Posted by la Ongfong on December 17, 2005 at 10:25 AM (CST)

12

I agree as well. This issue should be addressed by one of these companies. Some type of Dock Connector pass-through should be made with these devices. If I purchase an Air Click there is NO WAY to use it while charging. Very depressing indeed…

Posted by Tenchi211 in California on December 19, 2005 at 4:53 AM (CST)

13

As a matter of fact, I think Griffin dropped the ball on this one. They put a USB connector for charging on the bottom of their iTrip Nano. How come they can’t add it to ALL their new dock connecting devices? Food for thought….

Posted by Tenchi211 in California on December 19, 2005 at 5:13 AM (CST)

14

It is so inconvenient not to be able to use a remote to surf through tracks while working out… I have been searching for a remote to work with my new IPOD but will it fit in my armband ?? Is there a better solution coming from Apple? From anybody?

Posted by The Sethilator on December 20, 2005 at 8:27 AM (CST)

15

if you are looking for an RF remote w/ pass through then you should check out the rf remote by Scosche.  it’s colored black and has a pass through option so you can use your remote while charging.  it’s retailed at $50 though.  plus the remote is not as compact as airclick and you can’t tie it on your steering wheel.

Posted by aFriend on July 26, 2006 at 1:47 AM (CDT)

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