Scosche announces TapStick iPod shuffle case with built-in controls

Scosche on Friday announced the TapStick, a new accessory for the latest iPod shuffle. Available in black or white, the TapStick is a polycarbonate case that fits around the front and sides of the shuffle, extending its length by approximately half an inch, and provides the same volume and playback controls as Apple's included headphones.

The TapStick plugs into the iPod shuffle's headphone/control jack, providing its own jack for connecting your headphones, thus letting you use any headphones with the shuffle. (Without the TapStick, you can't use third-party headphones that don't provide their own controller.) A 3-foot audio cable is included for connecting your shuffle to a car stereo or home stereo system.

According to Scosche, the TapStick will be available the first week of July for $30.

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