The random musings of a software developer

iLuv InLine Remote

I did a couple of reviews for Allison Sheridan’s NosillaCast at podfeet.com. The first item is the iLuv Inline Remote, also known as the iPod Remote with Third-party Headphones Adapter for VoiceOver.

Ever been in this situation before? You’re listening to a podcast on your iOS device through speakers connected to your headphone jack and you need to pause it. You hit the home button twice and then tap on the pause button on the display. Wouldn’t it be nice if your speakers came with the same remote as on the iPhone headphones?

So here’s the solution to that problem – the iLuv inline remote. This is a simple little device which has an iPhone four conductor 1/8″ plug on one end and a 1/8″ jack on the other. In the middle there’s a three button remote similar to that on the iPod Shuffle (the one without the buttons). The buttons control the volume and provide play / pause functionality. Double clicking on the centre play / pause button skips to the next track, triple clicking skips to the previous track, much like the Apple inline remote.

You plug your regular speakers or headset into the jack and then plug in the iLuv into the iDevice. And voila! You have a remote control!

The iLuv remote is available in either black or white. You can get it for under $10 from Amazon, I’d recommend you use Allison’s link on her web page.

Advantages: it’s short in length, about 6 inches, and does not appreciably extend the length of the speaker cable. It also works with any speaker – powered or non powered – or headset. My one issue is that it doesn’t have a microphone, but for that price, I’m more than happy.

The iLuv remote sits quietly in between your iDevice and audio outputs and lets you control volume and play or pause the audio. Now I don’t have to turn on the iPhone just to pause a podcast.

Link on iLuv’s website

Link on Amazon

And here’s the review on NosillaCast #364

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