TuneView is a remote control designed for the iPod that features its own color LCD screen. It connects to the iPod using a Radio Frequency (RF) transmitter that doesn’t require a line of sight — it can work throughout the house or office. Now the company is offering a new version clad in black, along with updated firmware for the original. The TuneView costs $179.
The color LCD panel on the TuneView enables users to navigate the contents of their iPod remotely. The TuneView consists not only of the remote but also of a universal iPod dock, power adapter, audio and USB cables and dock adapters.
The updated firmware enables users to scroll through the contents of the iPod more quickly, and adds the ability to jump to a specified first letter within a large list (a function latter-day iPods have as well). It also improves wake-on-sleep performance. The firmware can be updated by connecting the TuneView to a Mac or PC using USB.