Belkin SportCommand Review


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  • Review Price: £46.82

Are you hip to the nu-school? Totally radiculous? Do you know your Heelflip 360 from your No Comply? If these words make no sense to you, chances are you’re not going to need the Belkin SportCommand. You see, it’s really geared at outdoorsy-extreme-sportsy types who are likely to break iPods left right and centre through a combination of totally ditchin’ bails and/or alcohol-related tomfoolery. If you’re just listening to your iPod on the train, this isn’t going to be for you. Get back to your boring life, sucker.

If, however, an average weekend for you consists of a lot of piste and even more pissed, you should seriously consider looking at this. What exactly is the SportCommand? Well, it’s a remote control for your iPod. A little white dongle attaches to the bottom of your iPod (anything with a 4th gen dock connector or beyond), and you can then tuck it away in your backpack or pocket, out of harm’s way. The main SportCommand ‘pad’ is a soft cloth pad which you can velcro-strap to your arm or thigh. You can use its big-button controls to easily change tracks and volume on your iPod, safe in the knowledge that any painful accidents resulting from your extreme skills won’t also result in a painful credit card bill.

The main pad has five buttons on – track next/previous, volume up/down and a central play/pause button. You can’t do any complex iPod navigation here, so don’t expect to be filtering songs by genre with this thing. However, you can happily navigate through playlists and albums, skipping the ones you don’t like and turning the volume down when you want to hear what someone is trying to yell at you from across the slope.

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