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Change volume on iPod touch in landscape mode
Authored by: Frederico on Jun 14, '09 11:26:04PM
First off, on my 1st gen iPhone, if you wait about 30 seconds, Coverflow always bounces to the current song, and continues to update as long as you remain in landscape mode *and* the iPhone does not go to screensaver/sleep. Not sure why the touch would behave differently.

Also, for the amount this seemingly annoys you, I'm with the other poster who advises using a pass-through docking station; you get charging and audio/video out at the same time. I love using my stand-up dock when I use the iPhone as a player to external speakers (or even just headphones), mainly because in portrait mode you can not only get a full set of controls, but you get Lyrics displayed as well, and, not only that, but you can quick-tap to rate your tunes (tap the info-icon in the upper right to toggle).

Or, if you're broke (or cheap!), then build yourself a simple iPhone/iPod touch portrait-holder out of paper clips and/or business cards and/or pencils and rubberbands (Google it! http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en-us&q=cheap+do+it+yourself+ipod+touch+holder&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8 and my favorite: http://www.geeky-gadgets.com/feature-the-pencil-iphone-stand/), and leave enough space at the bottom for your cable-out.

A cheap US$2 small-style wire book holder (like you use in the kitchen for cookbooks) from Target or Walmart will also do if you are creatively challenged.

Better still, go to Office Depot/Max/Staples/etc. and look in the acrylics and metal desk accessories aisle where all the business card and brochure holders and desktop organizers sets are; I just played around with a $0.89 plastic business card holder, and you could easily drill a hole in the bottom to let your cable pass through; even a short one could be used with a $3 1/8'' mini plug adapter that has a 45 degree male on one end (Radio Shack; Cables+;etc.).

I use a business card holder (metal, black wire mesh; Fellowes) to hold my mini remote vertically for my Sony DV-990x video camera, which doubles as my web cam (and of course my video source for imovie and Final Cut). I can press the buttons to zoom or control the player without removing it, so surely it would work for your iPod touch.

HTH

Rico


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