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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Apr 23rd, 2007, 10:39 pm Thread Starter
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iPod Wireless Remote

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I've come across two different wireless remotes for controlling the iPod. I usually tour
with ear buds and I keep the 'pod in my jacket. I need the control and I'm not interested
in wired.

To control volume and songs, I have used both the Monster iEZClick and the Airclick from
Griffin Technology. Both remotes come with a velcro strap that allows you to strap the
remote to the left bar making control easy and reasonably safe.

Both remotes work by placing a small receiver on the iPod. Where they differ is in the
suitability for use in wet weather. The Monster is weather proof. But the AirClick is much
easier to use with a gloved hand.

Both can be had for under $50 and either makes a great way to control your iPod while
on the road.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Apr 24th, 2007, 10:08 am
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I'd also look at the Monster and Ijet. I have the ijet for the nano and it is not working out great for me, buttons too small and not waterproof. However, it may work for others.

My buddy just picked up the monster that works on all ipods and it has large buttons easily attaches to wrist or other areas and is waterproof. We just did a 1500 mi trip through California and it worked great even in a downpoor.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old Apr 24th, 2007, 10:21 am
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I was all set to buy the Monster remote, until I realized that it doesn't have a dock pass-through connector. So there's no way to charge the iPod and use the remote at the same time. I often outride my iPod's battery, so this was a deal breaker for me. Other than that, it looks great for bike use.

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old Aug 17th, 2009, 12:12 pm
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Exclamation Remote & music holders

May I interject here?

I do not have an I-Pod yet or MP-3 player. I would like to have something to put some music on and listen to FM maybe. I would also like to have a remote like you are talking about.

There was a mention about a ‘Monster”. Can someone advise on which model and where to go to get it? Or of coarse a better model. Can someone also comment on which is better – I-Pod or MP-3? And, which model.

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May I interject here?
I do not have an I-Pod yet or MP-3 player. I would like to have something to put some music on and listen to FM maybe. I would also like to have a remote like you are talking about.
There was a mention about a ‘Monster”. Can someone advise on which model and where to go to get it? Or of coarse a better model. Can someone also comment on which is better – I-Pod or MP-3? And, which model.
I found a lot of info on the 'Monster' controller. In fact, I found a lot of complaints about it's operation. Makes me wonder now about the unit. Another glitch in the search.

Still have questions about the players however.

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old Nov 16th, 2009, 10:56 pm
 
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Figures...I just purchaed a timex iControl watch. It works fine with my ipod touch, but I have to plug a dongle into the ipod. This would be much better.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old Jun 21st, 2010, 3:23 pm
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I vote for the Monster. I've had mine for about 4-5 years and it works great on my Ipod and my Iphone. If your riding friends have one also it's fun to come up next to them and push your off button, it will turn theirs off also as they use the same frequentcy.

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Works perfectly on my iPod. It's surprisingly well-built for such a small control, feels like it'll last a while.
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