Talking to Your iPod

Regarding my suggestion last week that Apple should add spoken menus to the display-less iPod Shuffle — allowing you to hear things like song playlist names — it occurs to me that speech could work the other way too. If the Shuffle had a microphone of some sort it could take verbal commands from you. I’d hate to sit next to someone on an airplane barking “Play, next, next, pause” throughout an entire flight, but it might be pretty cool for people who use their iPods while running or biking.

Friday, 6 March 2009