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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.
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 funcitonality to your favorite gadget.
Control your musical destiny with the Quiver's handy buttons.
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 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 pocket--although the 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 unsupported devices.