5007 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Jan 9, 2010 6:41 PM by shbshisho
A lot of people are beginning to ask this same question but I haven't seen an answer yet. Have you heard anything? Below is the message I posted.
I am able to operate the voice control feature on my Ipod Touch 3g with the included headphones with microphone. However, I am not able to use the voice control feature with a different microphone I have with a 3.5 plug. My goal is to be able to operate my Ipod touch with the voice control while driving. I do not like leaving the headphones dangling out of the jack in the car. I purchased an RCA input cable for my Pioneer car stereo. I am going to purchase a cable that goes from the Ipod dock connector to RCA for my music output. I am hoping to find a microphone which will work in the 3.5 jack to use the voice control feature. In my manual it says the voice control "Requires included headset or compatible accessory with microphone." What is a compatible accessory with microphone? I have googled a lot and haven't found any options other than headsets with a microphone. Are there not any other options out on the market yet? I really like the potential of operating the Ipod with voice commands while driving, however, I haven't figured out how it would work yet. I am open to any input, so please respond if you have heard of any options Thank you !
I think I am going to look into trying to find a 3.5 plug adapter that has male/female ends with a mic on it. That way I would have the mic and output to my car speakers on the 3.5 jack and could use the ipod connector for power. I found this review on the following webisite.
"And here\'s a bonus that isn\'t in the manual: On the iPhone 3GS upgraded with OS 3.1, pressing the track control button for 3 seconds gives access to the iPhone\'s full voice commands, so I can tell it to jump to any song, album, or artist, again without touching the phone. Super!"
This product is sold right at radio shack so I might try it and return it if it doesn't work.
Some other similiar products that I haven't found any info on if they would work or not are:
Thank you for your suggestions. I am using the "Custom Series iPod eXtreme Ulti-Mate Cable." It's an iPod, iPhone and iPod Touch Dock Connector to Dual RCA Cable with Attached USB Sync and Charge Cable. http://www.ramelectronics.net/ipod-mp3/ipod-cables/ipod-extreme-ulti-mate-dock-t o-dual-rca-plug-ipod-and-iphone-cable/prodIPDRCAUSB.html
I connect the RCA outputs to the AUX RCA inputs of my aftermarket head unit. Using the dock connector gives me great sound quality (as opposed to the headphone jack). I use the headphone/mic set that came with the iTouch. The mic picks up my voice command and the music plays out of my car speakers. Furthermore, I charge the iTouch concurrently, since the cable has a charge/USB cable.