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Carlos Hampton
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I was looking more into this. Although the watch is pretty cool I am afraid that it only has a 3 meter range. Not good for show biz.
Thais being said there is another remote made by Nike, but I haven't been able to find the range on this one.
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Carlos,

The best IPOD remotes are from ABT, that company also makes the Scosche remotes. Scosche has a nice wristwatch remote.

The Airclick has a shorter range than the ABT/Scosche products.

I personally have tested the ABT remotes and got about 125 foot triggers.

The VirtualSoundman remotes have the longest range but the units are expensive.

But as said before, ALWAYS RESTART YOUR IPOD before you use it with a remote control. Set the IPOD so the backlight NEVER shuts down.

G0THIKE
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What's the purpose of setting the backlight so it stays on?

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Setting the backlight to stay on should help the IPOD from going into sleep mode. So when you press a button on the remote, it will trigger properly.

It is a setting in the IPOD used to save battery life.

Now if the IPod falls asleep, you may have to press the remote button a few times to wake-up the unit, and you might experience false triggers or miscues.
Carlos Hampton
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I avoided this problem with a blank track. Between my songs I always have a no sound track that lasts 20 minutes (way more than needed) so the ipod is "playing silence" I think this a better route than having the backlight on. This way the only thing I need to do when ready for the next track is hit next and I am in bussiness.
This was an idea of another Café member and has worked for me using the airclick like a champ. I have never experience any airclick problems whatsoever besides hitting the buttons and not getting it to work, to later realize the hold button was set. I was just looking at the watches mentioned above because I am planning to upgrade my ipod mini (not so mini anymore) to a nano but fittness purposes and this remotes look more subtle than the airclick on my wrist.
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Ah, no wonder I haven't had to set my iPod to remain lit. The iCue2 keeps the iPod from going into sleep mode, and also doesn't require a "silent track".

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Carlos,

Its just an extra step. It might help, it may not help. I believe it does. I just don't like the idea of the IPOD dimming during a 20 minute silent track.

You might consider an upgrade of your remote to ABT or Scosche. You will get better range and better designed unit.
Brian Lehr
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After trying all the other remotes, I absolutely love the Virtual Soundman. Had a few mishaps at first, but they were my fault. Haven't had a problem since.

Brian
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