Snowboarder Glove iPod Controller

nym | 05:17 PM


This is a sweet looking iPod controller that is embedded in snowboarder gloves and works like a joystick. Looks like the company that partnered with O'Neil to make the wearable controller, fibretronic, is also offering their joystick knob for other products.

Dubbed the 'Fat Controller' by O'Neill, the joystick has been designed by Fibretronic to wirelessly operate an iPod player by connecting to an RF transmitter located in the cuff of the glove. The joystick is sewn into the glove on the back of the hand and the five functions (play, rewind, fast forward, volume up, volume down) can be toggled by moving the soft rubber stick. The signals from the joystick are then sent wirelessly from the transmitter in the glove to a receiver unit that plugs into the iPod player.

The joystick is suitable for incorporation into a broad range of textile or soft products and it will be seen in other ground-breaking garments and accessories next year. It offers a compact solution for controlling any type of electronic device compared to the more conventional flat style keypad systems. The joystick control system can be supplied in both 'wired' and wireless formats.

The glove will be on sale for this christmas.

[ Link via del ]


Can you please tell me where i can buy a Fat Controller? I wish to send one to France in time for XMas.

Many thanks for your prompt response.

Posted by: l mercer at December 15, 2005 04:28 AM

i'm form the uk and would like a some of the fat controller golves can you tell me where toget them from???

thanks cy...

Posted by: cy at October 16, 2006 08:50 AM

Can you tell me were i can buy one of these fat controller glves please!?!?

Posted by: skier at December 8, 2007 04:01 PM
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