Griffin Technology AirClick Remote Control for iPod with Dock Connector | iLounge

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1

C'mon Griffin, you mean to show us that you can make an iTrip with dock connector but you couldn't find the time to include it on your remote?! Wow..what a shame...ABT is gonna have you beat unless you redesign.

Posted by Tenchi211 in California on December 30, 2005 at 10:23 PM (PDT)

2

B-minus? Seriously? I can't see why this would have more than a D rating! Because the device takes up the dock connector port and has NO pass-thru, you can neither charge, sync, nor have a line out signal from the ipod while using the remote... which means it's only good for when you're using headphones, and only in rare cases would one need to use a remote when the device itself is at arms length! I'd suggest to anyone to wait and see if ABT's new dock-connecting version of the iJet is any good, and to iLounge, I'd suggest revisiting whether you are biased (getting freebies from Griffin maybe?) This is usually a great site for reference, but I'm seriously going to start taking the reviews with a grain of salt from now on :(

Posted by shubopshadangalang on January 2, 2006 at 10:15 PM (PDT)

3

This is the second lowest-rated wireless remote control we've reviewed to date. A B- is not a great review. A D rating is typically reserved for products that are completely useless or horribly made, neither of which this is. Your comment about "only good for when you're using headphones" is actually not true, given how many people (for better or worse) connect iPods to stereos through the headphone port rather than the dock port.

Regarding "getting freebies," seriously, give me a break.

Posted by Jeremy Horwitz in East Amherst, NY, USA on January 3, 2006 at 12:06 AM (PDT)

4

Ok, Jeremy, I apologies for that "freebies" comment. That was out of line. But I stand by my reasoning that "B-" is far too generous for this product, assuming we're talking about the same A, B, C's i'm used to, "F" being the worst... but you say you'd give a useless product a "D"? What would it take to warrant an "F"... to explode in your hand?

Posted by shubopshadangalang on January 3, 2006 at 1:44 PM (PDT)

5

One other limitation to this remote is that it doesn't control volume while watching movies and videos. It'll scroll through photos, but that's all. All in all, a bad job in design and function for this remote.

Posted by Tenchi211 in California on January 23, 2006 at 12:08 PM (PDT)

6

I picked one up for $15 and I think it's pretty nice. It does what it says it does. Sure, I don't get to use my dock while I'm using this, but if I wanted to use a dock, I'd get an Apple dock and use my Frontrow remote. This is RF, it works well, and so what if there's no pass through? How many devices do you want on your iPod at once! I swear, if it went on top people would complain that they couldn't use the video-out cable through the headphone jack!

I give it a solid "B", just because I can't figure out how the hook-and-loop band offers ANY sort of secure mounting for the remote tray.

Posted by Wilder_K_Wight on October 5, 2006 at 5:53 PM (PDT)

7

I also pick one at $15 at Target... Pretty good deal for this price... hehehe
And Of course you can control volume at videos and movies, and also scroll trough the pics while watching in the TV with this remote!!
I've got a 5 gen Ipod with 1.2 and works great!

Posted by Morrissey on October 8, 2006 at 12:48 AM (PDT)

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