2011-06-17 11:53:23+0000

I am a tech-geek. I'm not ashamed of it.

Part of my essential biking setup is to ride with an intercom (a scala G4) which is bluetoothed to my iPhone. Partly this is to make long rides with the wife less boring and we chat idly away. It's also partly that I like to listen to music when I ride. I've even been known to take phone calls with it and it works great.

However until the voice commands are improved (please, just ship the iphone 5 already with it's nuance interface) there's not much I can do in the way of controlling things. The scala provides rudimentary call initiate/end and music play/stop controls but little beyond that, which is fine as the thing is stuck to the side of my lid.

One of the things I do have is a waterproof sleeve I can wear on my forearm ( http://www.crunchgear.com/2009/10/09/motorcycle-iphone-kit-can-be-forearm-or-handlebar-mounted/ ). In recent months, i've not used it as the touch screen can't be used with gloves, though it does work with a bare finger. However, I recently came across this ( http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-A-Glove-Work-With-A-Touch-Screen/ ) and have just ordered some silver thread. Yes, I'm going to stick a pair (or two) of my gloves so that I can shuffle playlists, change my GPS en route and all manner of other things. Hell, if I get bored in traffic, maybe I can get around to those new levels on plants vs zombies...

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