Nyko Button Relocator now available | iLounge News


Nyko Button Relocator now available

imageNyko today announced the immediate availability of its iTop Button Relocator (iLounge rating: B), which duplicates an iPod’s controls and places them on top of the device for on-the-go use.

“On Nyko’s iTop, the standard play, fast-forward, rewind and volume control functions are tactile.  Jeweled buttons allow users to control their digital music player without exposing the screen or removing the unit from their pocket or handbag. Each button is assigned a unique texture so that users can recognize the controls by touch. It is a great option for controlling the iPod while working out or on the go.”

Designed for all full size iPods, the iTop Button Relocator is priced at $29.99.

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This has been in my local Best Buy for at least a week.  I guess it is “immediately availible,” but has been already.

Posted by Sts10188 on April 27, 2005 at 3:57 PM (CDT)


I’m still interested in this…much easier to work with the 3G iPod since they require the buttons to be touched rather than pushed like with the new 4G’s.

Posted by Straphanger on April 28, 2005 at 12:20 AM (CDT)


Ditto Sts, it was at my local Best Buy too.

I just can’t see any real practical purpose for this. “control their digital music player without exposing the screen or removing the unit from their pocket or handbag” but with that you still have to stick your hand into your bag.

This wreaks of a solution looking for a problem.

Posted by ash8080 on April 28, 2005 at 11:47 AM (CDT)


There’s serious break potential if this goes in your pocket.

I just don’t get it…why can’t someone come up with a decent [read: not 6 feet long Apple] inline remote.  That’s all we need.

Posted by Gordy. on April 29, 2005 at 9:53 AM (CDT)


I like to look at my screen when making selections - you know… to see what I’m doing. Might as well use the buttons it came with, no?

Posted by philpod on April 29, 2005 at 11:51 AM (CDT)


this strikes me as basically another wired remote for the iPod, except there is no wire. the Apple one is way too long, and this one is way too short. If anyone out there owns a company that makes electronics, PLEASE make a wired remote with a built-in LCD. that’s all I want. a cord between 1 and 2 feet would be great. I can’t believe no one has made this; minidisc had this years ago. I would gladly pay $100 for such a thing; perhaps even allow myself to be ripped off and pay $150 for it. please someone make this.

Posted by jmaurand on April 29, 2005 at 10:31 PM (CDT)

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