“As the billion-dollar iPod accessory business has proved time and again, there are many ways to get a job done. Watchmaker Timex has come up with a rather elegant and straightforward solution that will have some appeal. Why not control the iPod with a wristwatch?” Arik Hesseldahl reports for BusinessWeek.
“Once you’ve tried it, as I did with the Timex Ironman iControl watch for iPod [US$125], it seems a head-slappingly obvious trick that makes one wonder why no one ever thought of it before, even before the iPod,” Hesseldahl reports.
“Four buttons on the watch’s face allow you to move forward and back through tracks, and raise and lower the volume, while a fifth button—the most prominent—allows you to alternate playing or pausing a song,” Hesseldahl reports.
“The Ironman iControl comes with a small radio receiver that translates the radio signals from the watch into commands the iPod understands,” Hesseldahl reports. “It comes in several colors, including gray. I would have preferred wearing a more conservatively designed watch, but that’s just me.”
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Rumor has it that Timex plans a ZuneControl watch to be released as soon as time reaches infinity (which would be just before their big ZenControl watch debut).