updated 03:20 pm EDT, Mon October 9, 2006
SportCommand for iPod
Belkin today introduced the SportCommand for iPod (F8Z067), a new device that lets you wirelessly control your music while your iPod stays protected. "Strap the fabric remote to your arm, store your iPod in your backpack or jacket, and then listen to all your jams while you snowboard or bike. With its weather-resistant durability, the SportCommand is perfect for outdoor activities, such as snowboarding, mountain biking, and hiking." The water-resistant design offers protection from rips and malfunctions from exposure to the elements with a durable, flexible design and it works through walls, backpacks, and jackets with a 50ft range. SportComand features big buttons for easy control—even with gloved hands, offering controls for play/pause, next/previous track, and volume up/down. It can be ecured to a user's arm, leg, belt, or another strap with tough neoprene and VELCRO closure strap. The SportCommand will ship in November in North America for $80, while launches in Asia, Europe, and Australia are expected to follow shortly. It is compatible with the iPod mini, first- and second-generation iPod nano, iPod w/click-wheel, iPod video, and iPod w/color display.