I love my iPod, and I use it every day. But between
earbud cables, straps for my laptop bag, and a jacket
(even in summer… it’s San Francisco), things can get
pretty cumbersome. Dew Motion’s Quiver iPod sash
(for lack of a better term) aims to keep you from
getting tangled in your own wires and makes it easier
to control your iPod.
You wear the Quiver over one shoulder, messenger-style. It’s adjustable and made to be worn snugly
across your chest. And I’d be remiss if I didn’t warn you
that, yeah, it’s kinda dorky. A zippered pocket holds
your iPod, and there’s a dock connector tucked inside
that’s connected to navigation and volume buttons
that sit across your chest. An internal channel routes
your headphone cable, keeping it from getting caught
on anything as you move around. The controls are a
boon in situations where it would be inconvenient to
dig your iPod out of your pocket or bag to skip that
Lady Gaga song that just won’t die.
The Quiver has five raised control buttons,
including Volume Up and Down, Pause/Play, and
track Forward and Back, and the electronics can be
completely removed for washing the fabric. In our
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tests, the buttons worked
fine to control our tunes,
but iPod touch aside, we
can usually accomplish
much the same thing
by pressing our iPod’s
buttons through a
Quiver’s buttons are
more convenient while
you’re working out
or snowboarding, for
example. Quiver doesn’t
officially support the
iPhone, but we were able to
use it with ours after first dismissing that annoying
dialog box that pops up when you connect to
Control your musical
destiny with the Quiver’s
Requirements: Dockable iPod. A lot
Control your iPod without
digging it out of your pocket.
Internal headphone-cable channel.
The bottom line. If you really need them, Quiver’s
easily accessible controls can be useful. But for most
people, $90 is a lot to spend on something that doesn’t
add any new functionality to your favorite gadget.
It’s a $90 set of control buttons.
Doesn’t officially support the
iPhone, so your mileage may vary.