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1

Where is the LCD??? I'm waiting on the belkin tunestage or griffin bluetrip for my home stereo + iPod wireless solution.

Thats if they come out in the UK :-(

Posted by mrgrill on February 16, 2005 at 1:58 AM (PDT)

2

Looking forward to seeing what the mini version looks like. But what I'd really like is a remote control with the receiver inside a dock. Like the iM3 but without speakers.

Posted by Magic Rabbits in Aberdeen, Scotland on February 16, 2005 at 2:18 AM (PDT)

3

This is not a step forward.

You can already remote control all features of an ipod (connected to a mac) using any BLUETOOTH enabled phone or PDA and shareware.

Clicker is $15 and Romeo which is FREE!!!

Posted by andreh on February 16, 2005 at 4:20 AM (PDT)

4

p.s. this also works with ANY ipod model not just 4G.

p.p.s the iDisco ($5) add on for Clicker totally rocks.

Posted by andreh on February 16, 2005 at 4:24 AM (PDT)

5

Glad to see more remotes coming out! I'm surprised it took so long, but the options are popping up.

Posted by Nagromme on February 16, 2005 at 6:50 AM (PDT)

6

Andreh: What percentage of the population - people with Bluetooth Macs AND Bluetooth PDAs or cells - can use your alternative solution?

Posted by Jeremy Horwitz in East Amherst, NY, USA on February 16, 2005 at 8:58 AM (PDT)

7

I have a beef with the size of the remote. The darn thing is almost just as big as the ipod itself...I know it has mucho features but come on guys. One thing is if nothing else can they make the remote flat instead of rounded on the bottom?

I purchased this remote last week and am contemplating returning it.

Posted by neila23 in Bay Area, CA on February 16, 2005 at 10:01 AM (PDT)

8

andreh,

Your post is slightly misleading. You cannot control an ipod to date with a bluetooth phone. You can however, control iTunes with your bluetooth phone/pda.

However, you did say, control your ipod while connected to a mac...so yes that part is true...but it's really controlling itunes which can control your ipod when it is connected to your MAC.

Now if you could add on a small bluetooth adapter to your ipod and control it thru your BT phone/PDA...that might be useful.

Too bad BT is so expensive! I have a BT enabled phone which is why I cared to comment, as controlling my ipod with my phone would be excellent and i would definately take the other navipod back.

Cheers!

Posted by neila23 in Bay Area, CA on February 16, 2005 at 11:08 AM (PDT)

9

Good grief!! It's still infrared!!! Who the hell wants that?? And the SIZE of that remote is rediculous! It's good for one thing, sitting on your couch, line-of-sight, to control your iPod.. this product is clearly meant for home use.. and quite limited at that.

Posted by Kloan in Toronto, ON on February 16, 2005 at 6:27 PM (PDT)

10

Sorry, I should post nice things once in a while too.. hehe..

The added functions of the extra buttons are nice..

Posted by Kloan in Toronto, ON on February 16, 2005 at 6:28 PM (PDT)

11

Whoa! This thing is so cool! You put it on a table and touch it and watch what happens next!

Posted by picklechu on February 16, 2005 at 11:07 PM (PDT)

12

No Kloan, you may have a certain way of saying it but you are dead right. It really only looks good for home use. So why does it sit on top of the iPod like that? Why can't they put it inside a dock, so that I can keep my iPod charged all the time and volume-control the line-out to my home speakers? I really hope someone will address this soon.

Posted by Magic Rabbits in Aberdeen, Scotland on February 17, 2005 at 6:16 AM (PDT)

13

everyone's complaining about this product, but i'm just wondering if there is a better solution out there right now.

Posted by ceehan in nyc on February 18, 2005 at 8:02 AM (PDT)

14

My husband bought the original Ten remote, but we don't use it at this point. Instead, I programmed my Harmony/Logitech remote for basic functionality with the Ten IR unit.

With a little tweaking, the "play music" activity button on the Harmony will now allow me to: 1) Turn on my receiver; 2) Wake the ipod and start it; 3) Play, pause, FF and rewind ; 4) Control volume through the speakers; and 5) pause the ipod when I power off or switch to TV or DVD watching.
Yes, it's limited, but at least as function as the Ten, plus it's integrated with my home theater system and primary remote.

Posted by rachi99 on February 19, 2005 at 3:05 PM (PDT)

15

I currently use the previous NaviPod remote control, and enjoy it. I'm tempted to "upgrade" to this model, but I have two concerns.

First, with regard to Previous/Next Album buttons, can anyone elaborate on the following: "The feature is limited to switching between albums of a specific artist, and moreover, only switches between songs in the genre you're currently listening to."

Second, since I have a 4G non-photo iPod with Firmware v3.0.2, I'm particularly disturbed by the "shaky" functionality of the Playlist selection buttons. Any more on this?

Posted by Helicon Twist in Thugden, UT USA on February 24, 2005 at 7:47 AM (PDT)

16

CAN U SWITCH PLAYTISTS ON THIS THING?

Posted by EQUINOX341095 in miami on April 4, 2005 at 10:56 AM (PDT)

17

I have purchased a TEN Technology naviPro EX Remote Control. I have upgraded my ipod with the new apple firmware release [ipod updater 2005-03-23, software version 1.1].

With the naviPod EX receiver connected to the ipod & the apple iPod photo AV cable plugged into the naviPod EX receiver and into the AV connectors on my TV, no images show on the TV during a slideshow. If I play music with a slideshow, the music comes through the TV, but no images. To test that slideshows and the apple iPod photo AV cable work properly, I plugged the AV cable directly into the ipod and then to the TV, and the slideshow displayed images on the TV. I reconnected the naviPod EX receiver to the ipod & the apple iPod photo AV cable to the naviPod EX receiver and then into the AV connectors on my TV. Again, no images show on the TV during a slideshow. I tried this on three different TVs with the same results each time - no images during a slideshow.

I contacted TEN Technology to determine is this was a issue, given there is no indication of this issue on their website, FAQ or notices to customers. I have spoken to TEN Tech a few times about this remote and no one ever mentioned the "oh yeah, you gotta use the dock and a different cable" issue.

The reply from TEN Technology:
"This is a known issue. You have to connect the video via the iPod Photo Dock which as S-Video output also. This is because the video out the headphone jack on the iPod photo uses a 4-pin plug, not the usual 3-pin stereo plug. The naviPro receiver has only a 3-pin pass through, so will not pass through the video signal."

...so, you have to buy ANOTHER freakin cable...

Posted by delikid in Raleigh, NC on April 14, 2005 at 9:28 AM (PDT)

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