has introduced the TuneCommand, a peripheral that lets you control your iPod from to up to 150 feet away. The device uses radio frequency (RF) to communicate with a remote control. Set to ship in August, it will cost US$49.99.
The receiver included with the TuneCommand draws power off the iPod, and automatically is powered on and off with the iPod. It has low power requirements, according to Belkin, drawing 40mA and powering itself from the iPod itself. A Receiver Receptacle keeps the receiver safe when it’s not being used. And a 3.5mm audio output lets you connect your iPod to your stereo system, portable speakers or headphones without having to disconnect the TuneCommand first.
The TuneTalk for iPod features an omnidirectional mic, recording indicator LED, foam microphone cover, iPod remote/headphone connector and flexible neck. The device uses the software already built in to the iPod to record audio.
For more on iPod accessories, please vist Playlist’s
iPod Accessories product guide.