iPod/ iPhone remote

Ever since getting my first ipod touch I have been interested in it's use as a remote control. This includes controlling the TV, DVD player, Amp etc, but more importantly I have been interested in it's use to control my computer. One example is that I currently use my ipod touch to remote control my mac when I record in the studio. I do this by setting up a local wireless network and using the ipod as a remote mouse/ keyboard. This is very cool as I can control my cpu in the control room with it's noisy fans from the studio floor.

This guy however has taken the use of the ipod/iphone to a whole new level...


are these cool ???

I saw these on Ebay and couldn't work out if they are cool or not... I don't think I could buy a pair but I am sure there is a market out there...

    2GB MP3 Player Bluetooth Sunglasses Headset:

  • Works for Non-Bluetooth mobile phones from Samsung, Nokia, Sony Ericsson, iPod.Wireless hands-free talk with your Bluetooth Cell phones,Listen to your iPod, PDA, MP3 Player, MP4, TV, Radiow/o tangled wires with a bluetooth adapter,Listen to MP3 music if your cell phone has MP3 function,Non-Bluetooth cell phones can be used with a bluetooth adapter,Designed for all outdoors activists: drivers, cyclists, skaters, hikers, golfers, sunbathers

... And the results are in

Well the results have come in from our survey, with some interesting statistics. Just click the images to be taken to a size which is readable!

Thanks to all of you for filling this out- we had 37 people in total!

There are some interesting statistics in regards to how long people have been working in the industry for, the difference in pay rates, and how people feel they are valued by both producers and colleagues. It is encouraging that as a sound team, people feel supported by their colleagues.

Having a "creative" job also is beneficial as often this adds to other rewards within the job, not obtained by money or working long hours.... There is a saying, that if you love your job - you never have to work.

If anyone is after a good read to do with work/ life balance I can recommend James O'Loghlin's "How to Balance your Life". and no I don't have an invested interest in this book...