I find pause/play buttons more plausible then volume

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  1. arikado

    arikado New Member

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    Yes, i feel as if the volume buttons are useless. What purpose would you have with volume buttons? If you wanted to change the volume, just go into your ipod.

    A Pause/play button, however, would benefit. This is assuming you cant hear someone talking or something important so you lower your volume buttons- this is uncessary if you have one simple pause/play button. PAUSE when someone wants to talk, and press the same button again for resuming your music.

    What other buttons or outer redesigns do you guys prefer?
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    thechungster Super Moderator Emeritus

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    I used my friend's iPod touch 2G, and it's a lot easier using them in Apps when you want to change the volume.
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    kevin1st Well-Known Member

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    just take out the head phone jack and the music stops automatically
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    Meikura Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Probably be possibly if/when the iPod touch 2nd gen is jailbroken. However, if I want to pause my music, I just yank the cable out...

    or just take out a headphone

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  5. steincj

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    If you are using Apple headphones with your 2G (or an accessory like the Griffin SmartTalk), you have a button right there in line on your 'phones to play, pause, and skip track.

    The volume buttons are undeniably useful when using applications / playing games.
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    agreed!
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    Yeah, I miss being able to blindly pause and play music. So I agree witcha.
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    The thing is, when you're using an application or playing a game, you're already looking and holding your ipod, and going into the interface volume settings isn't hard.

    When you're just walking and listening to your music with your touch in your pocket, what purpose would you have for lowering or raising a song when you already have it at the volume you want? If this is the case, it's the same reason to get out your ipod just to change a song, its ridiuclous.

    1 button is all you need, Pause/play. When somebody is talking, hit that button blindly in your pocket, it pauses. Press it again to resume your music. Taking out headphones from the jack and putting it back in wont resume the music.

    I find myself having difficulty pressing the inidivudally volume buttons too, especially when i have to press them multiple times just to lower the volume so i can hear somebody talking.
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    thechungster Super Moderator Emeritus

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    So you want something like how the Cowon S9 copes with it? At the top of the Cowon S9, are some playback hardware controls .

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    and backtrack

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