By Lisa Johnston
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Scosche Industries introduced a line of RF remotes for iPods at International CES, held here a few weeks ago. The products are said to enable users to take and control their music virtually anywhere.
Designed to work with third and fourth generation iPod and iPod Mini, three new RF remotes are made for use in the home, car and during extreme sports. All can control key features — play/pause, on/off, volume, track and rewind and fast forward.
The three remotes from Oxnard, Calif.-headquartered Scosche feature 100 feet of range and the signal capability to travel through walls. Each is $59.95 suggested retail.
The IPRFH, designed for use in the home, is a remote control kit that includes a credit-card-style remote and a 3.5mm to RCA cable to connect an iPod to a home stereo system. The home remote also controls plays lists and random-play features.
The IPRFC is a remote control kit designed for autos or boats. It is water resistant and includes a Velcro steering wheel strap and a belt kit. It also includes a 3.5mm to RCA cable to connect an iPod to the stereo.
The IPRFES is specifically created for extreme sport users. This water-resistant watch-style remote is perfect for users on the go, said Scosche. A wrist-arm band for the remote also is included, so users can control their iPod either on their wrist or arm.
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