For anyone whose tried to use their iPod in the cold winter months, the motion-sensor based iPod remote control prototype by Peter is a godsend. You ever try to operate a touch-sensitive wheel with gloves on? Have you ever tried to operate the tiny Apple-brand remote with gloves on? It’s nearly impossible. You’re left to suffer with the rest of that 80’s track you put in your playlist as a joke.
Peter’s solution? A remote control that would use your body motions to control the iPod. For Peter’s prototype, he had made it so:
- tilt to the right – skip ahead
- tilt to the left – skip back
- up – volumne up
- down – volume down
- shake from left to right – pause / play
Is it ready for the mainstream? Definitely not. Ready for the nerds that read Gadget Review? You got it. And besides, even if this thing never makes it to the mainstream, at least it could help get Peter discovered as a hand model.
Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."