German developer Dirk Ulshofer has posted details of efforts to mate Apple’s iPods with infrared remote control receivers. The resulting devices enable certain iPod models to accept commands from common stereo remote controls. Details on the efforts are
posted in English
on Ulshofer’s Web site.
The remote receivers have been mated to a 20GB second-generation iPod and a 30GB third-generation iPod. The devices allow users to start and stop play; turn the iPods off; increase and decrease volume; cue the next and previous tracks, and scan forward and reverse.
The devices listed on Ulshofer’s sites are described as prototypes, and carry the look (bare circuit boards exposed to air), so there’s no information on pricing or availability, but Ulshofer does maintain a registration form for readers interested in more details.