updated 08:45 am EST, Fri December 16, 2005
AirClick for new iPods
Griffin Technology today announced that , is now shipping. Unlike conventional remotes, the AirClick Remote uses RF technology that allows users to control their iPod from up to 60 ft. away. "Users are not required to have 'line of sight' for it to work... RF signals also pass through walls, so you can control your iPod throughout your home. It also will enable the 5th Generation iPod with video to control video playback." Each AirClick package ships with a remote, a receiver that mounts to the iPod, and a convenient remote cradle and straps. The small remote control features five buttons for play, next/previous track, volume up/down. It also has a hold switch, mimicking that of the iPod. A handy clip on the back provides instant access while jogging, cycling or chilling on the couch. It is available now for $40 and is designed for all standard iPods with a dock connector.