Remote Control

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Burton Analog Clone MD Snowboarding JacketSnowboarding Jacket with integrated Sony MZ-N1 and textile based remote control buttons on sleeve
Intro: 7/2002
US$1000
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Sony RemoteSizes from XS to XL

Manufacturer's Description: By collaborating with SOFTswitch, an innovative company that makes fabrics touch sensitive and interactive, Burton was able to integrate a Sony Net MZ-N1 MD Walkman Player/Recorder into the Analog Clone MD jacket. SOFTswitch technology enables textiles to function as interfaces to control any type of electronic device, from audio equipment to communication devices. This technology allowed Burton to place a soft, flexible control pad for the MD player directly on the arm of the Analog Clone MD jacket. There's no wire in the arm of the jacket. Instead, there's a textile data strip integrated into the fabric of the jacket sleeve, which allows the arm keypad to control the MD player in the chest pocket. Riders simply touch the control pad on the jacket sleeve to change songs or volume levels

What does all this high-tech jargon mean for snowboarders? It means avoiding the annoying and sometimes frigid ritual of removing your gloves and unzipping your jacket to switch songs or control the volume of your MD player. "For years, riders have struggled with rigging make-shift systems so they have easy access to their music while riding. With the Burton Analog Clone MD, we have finally developed a jacket with total sound system control at the touch of a sleeve," says Greg Dacyshyn, Vice President, Director of Softgoods.

Notes: Not available without the MD unit. Initial production run: 100 units per year.

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Specifications: The Analog Clone MD jacket is waterproof, seam-taped and machine washable when the MD player is removed.

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J. E. Nelson RF Remote ControlRF Remote Control for Sony MDS-JE630$749*
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3" X 5.25" X 5.875"

Description: 2 Key-chain sized remote controls w/3 buttons each, receiver unit. Up to 100' range Play/pause,Skip Forward, Skip Back, Fade Out/In, Stop. *Price includes Sony MDS-JE630 Recorder. $529 without Sony MD system.
Perfect for magicians, hypnosis shows, singers, entertainers that use music in their shows. (magical14u@netzero.net).

Links: Cue-master "Pro" web site.

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Majiloon RF Remote Commander IVRF Remote control$309
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Description: Working functions include: start up, fast forward, skip ahead, pause, back skip, and rewind; 200-foot range, compatible with all portable MD equipment (the portable's wired factory remote is surrendered and incorporated into the Majiloon wireless remote). Volume control is possible through programming of buttons.

Links: Majiloon's description page for this remote.

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Pass MD-RemoteMD-Remote Button Box60.00
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Description: The MD-Remote connects to a Sony MZ-R3/30/35/37, and provides larger sized buttons for most of the main controls: Stop, Pause, Record, Play, Forward & Backward Search. There is an "Interlock" mode to prevent accidental activation of recording. The MD-Remote has recently been revised to be smaller and lighter, and the DIN breakout connecter has been replaced with a 3.5mm minijack.

Links: The official Pass MD-Remote page, with general/ordering information on the unit.

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Philips SBC-RU880Universal remote control
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Description: Can control 8 TV/VCR/HIFI units, timer function for use with all compatible component systems (i.e. set an MD recorder to start and stop recording at preset times), up to 8 timers can be set. Unit can also emit an FM signal to control Philips power controls.

Links: Philips' page for this unit. Peter Ravn has a dedicated web page for this remote.

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Sony RM-WMC1Rotary Commander
Intro: 10/2002
MSRP: 3000
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Sony walkman remote connector plug

Description: Sony portable MD walkman wired remote for in-car use. Compatible with: MZ-N1*/ R910*/ R909*/ R900/ R90/ R91/ R55/ R50/ R30/ R5ST/ R4ST/ E909*/ E900/ E800/ E707/ E700/ E606W*+/ E600/ E505/ E501*/ E500/ E7W+/ E95/ E90/ E80/ E77/ E75/ E70/ E55/ E50/ E45/ E44/ E35/ E33/ E30/ E25/ EP11/ EP10/ EPS11.
Unit includes mounting screws and "clamper".

Notes: *Doesn't work with group mode. +Cannot use with wireless control.

Links: Appeared in Sony's 2002 Walkman Catalog.

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Sony RM-MC35ELKPortable MD remote control
Intro: 06/2003
MSRP: ¥6500
Availability:
Sony MD portable connector13.5diam x 84long mm, 25g w/clip and cord, cord length 0.8m

Description:

  • Kanji capable, backlit LCD remote, compatible with MZ-N10, E710, E610*, E510*, E810SP*, N910, NE810. (*2-Line display not supported on these units).
  • 6 Kanji, 12 Roman character display.
  • When displaying roman characters, group and track names are simultaneously displayed on 2 lines.
  • Jog lever on main body, easy single handed operation.
  • Clip can be removed or its direction easily changed.
  • Silver

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Sony RM-MC33ELPortable MD remote control
Intro: 06/2003
MSRP: ¥4500
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Sony MD portable connector13.5diam x 84long mm, 25g w/clip and cord, cord length 0.8m

Description:

  • Backlit LCD remote, ccompatible with MZ-N10, E710, E610, E510, E810SP, N910, NE810.
  • 9 character display
  • Jog lever on main body, easy single handed operation.
  • Clip can be removed or its direction easily changed.
  • Silver

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Sony RM-MC12ELKPortable MD remote control
Intro: 06/2003
MSRP: ¥6500, Street: $50
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Sony MD portable connector15w x 85.2h x 18.8d mm, Cord length: 0.8m

Description:

  • Backlit LCD remote, ccompatible with MZ-N1, N707, N505, R910, R909, R900, R700, E909, E707, E606W, E505.
  • 6-character Kanji or 9-character Roman letter display.
  • Not compatible with: MZ-R500, MZ-E300, MZ-R37 and earlier portables.
  • Silver

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Sony RM-MC11ELSPortable MD remote controlMSRP: ¥4500, Street: $40
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Sony MD portable connector15w x 88.5h x 22d mm, Cord length: 0.8m

Description:

  • Backlit LCD remote, ccompatible with MZ-N1, N707, N505, R910, R909, R900, R90/91, R700, G750 (disables radio features), R70, R55. Aiwa AM-F90. MZ-E900. E909, E800, E707, E700, E606W, E600, E505, E501, E500, E95, E80, E77, E75, E70, E60/62, E55, E44/45, E33 and Sony CD players such as D-CJ01, D-EJ1000, D-EJ855.
  • 9-character roman character display (will not display kanji).
  • Not compatible with: MZ-R500, MZ-E300, MZ-R37 and earlier portables.
  • Silver
  • "SOUND" and "RPT/ENT" buttons do not work on MZ-R90, R91, R55, E800, E7W, E95, E90, E80, E77, E75, E70, E55, E45, E44, E33.
  • "SOUND" and "RPT/ENT" buttons and Backlight do not work on MZ-R50, R30, R5ST, R4ST, E50, E35, E30, E25, EP10, EPS11.

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Studio Z ZephIRMD Remote for Macintosh$75
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Description: The ZephIR is a hardware and software package for IR universal remote control from a Macintosh (includes ADB port IR interface). Fully scriptable with Applescript, create and manage playlists, Channel Guides, upload and download IR codes from free online library.

Links: Studio Z's webpage for the announce ZephIR.

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