The Nyko iTop Control Relocater addresses a nagging issue with the iPod–getting to the clickwheel when the iPod is in your pocket, in a bag, or otherwise unable to be controlled with both hands.
The iTop moves the volume controls, forward and back buttons, hold button and play pause to the top of the iPod with a small unit that integrates well with the mp3 player. The setup of the iTop is simple: turn the hold button on the iPod, and plug the iTop into the iPod. The iTop includes a headphone input along with a hold button of its own. While no menu button is included on the iTop, it really is unnecessary, since you’d need to look at the display in order to navigate with the menu button anyway. What some amount of power the iTop needs is fed from the iPod, allowing the user to avoid batteries.
The unit is a sturdy product that will help with making selections in hard to reach places. At a retail price of $18.99, this is half the price of some less useful iPod accessories.
The iTop is available at Macmall.
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