Preview: Belkin TuneCommand


This RF remote control from Belkin regrettably appeared in stores only after Apple had discontinued the iPods (3G, 4G, and mini) that were compatible with its top-mounting receiver. That’s a real shame, because the company did a great job with TuneCommand’s design, developing a comfortable remote control with seven buttons (play/pause, track forward/backward, volume up/down, shuffled playback and repeated playback), and including a number of other features other companies hadn’t thought of.

Preview: Belkin TuneCommand

For instance, the remote and receiver connect together for convenient storage when not in use, and there’s a belt clip, lanyard, and adhesive car/wall mount in the package, allowing you to easily carry or mount TuneCommand wherever you prefer. It also claims a broadcasting distance of 150 feet, which like similar options (even ABT’s best-of-class iJet) it didn’t hit in our tests, but did work at distances and through walls better than the Infrared remotes we’ve tested. A docking version for 5G iPods and nanos was unveiled in January, 2006 and will be released in late March or early April.


Preview: Belkin TuneCommand

Preview: Belkin TuneCommand

Preview: Belkin TuneCommand

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Our Rating

Not Rated

Company and Price

Company: Belkin


Model: TuneCommand

Price: $50

Compatible: iPod 3G, 4G, mini

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Jeremy Horwitz

Jeremy Horwitz was the Editor-in-Chief at iLounge. He has written over 5,000 articles and reviews for the website and is one of the most respected members of the Apple media. Horwitz has been following Apple since the release of the original iPod in 2001. He was one of the first reviewers to receive a pre-release unit of the device, and his review helped put iLounge on the map as a go-to source for Apple news.