Review: Take Control of Siri and Your iPhone with the Command Remote

 Take Control of Siri and Your iPhone with the Command Remote

Siri is great, especially in places like the car where it's best to use your iPhone hands free. But what if you have an older iPhone that requires a power source in order for Hey Siri to work? If that's you, there is the Command Remote - iPhone ($34.95) from iBOLT. The Command Remote connects to your iPhone via Bluetooth and the free CODA Wheel app from iBolt. Using the app, you choose what a button press should trigger, including launching Siri, playing/pausing/skipping music, or taking a photo.

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I like that the Command Button is easily customizable and includes a couple of attachment options—velcro and double-sided tape. On the other hand, it looks metallic, but is really made of plastic. Plus you will have to remember to replace the CR-2032 battery. 

Pros

  • Customizable
  • Velcro-attachment
  • Multi-purpose

Cons

  • Looks metallic, but plastic
  • Battery-operated
  • Pricey

Final Verdict

If you are looking a way to launch Siri or control your music in a vehicle that isn't Siri-enabled, the Command Remote - iPhone from iBOLT makes it possible. 

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Author Details

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Author Details

Todd Bernhard

Todd Bernhard is a bestselling (6+ million downloads) award-winning (AARP, About.com, BestAppEver.com, Digital Hollywood, and Verizon) developer and founder of NoTie.NET, an app developer specializing in Talking Ringtone apps including AutoRingtone. And his profile photo is of the last known sighting of Mr. Bernhard wearing a tie, circa 2007!

An iPhone is almost always attached to his hip or in his pocket, but over the years, Mr. Bernhard has owned an Apple Newton, a Motorola Marco, an HP 95LX, a Compaq iPaq, a Palm Treo, and a Nokia e62. In addition to writing for iPhone Life, Mr. Bernhard has written for its sister publications, PocketPC Magazine and The HP Palmtop Paper.