We have a new digital friend in our midst, in the presence of a keyfob. Since the release of BlindSquare version 2.0, we have had the ability to control BlindSquare from the wired Apple Earbud controls (or the like) or, to more limited extent, the AfterShokz headset. We now have a wonderful solution using the Ckeyin ® BT Bluetooth Wireless Media Music Remote that I’m about to describe. You may purchase it from Amazon for example. The keyfob is
- Low cost
- Rechargeable via usb
- Has a nylon tether with a keyring (so you can easily run a finger through it while using to prevent accidental dropping)
- Allows use of Audio Menu in conjunction with any headset or no headset at all
- Easily fits in your hand or pocket, to allow use with BlindSquare while your iPhone is nestled in a shirt or pants pocket.
- The Ckeyin has the following controls:
- On/off slider
- Volume up/down
- Large round button, currently not used, acts as a shutter release for the camera.
- Contents. Device, small tether cord with ring, USB charging cable, printed instructions
- Hold device with buttons up, round button away from you.
- Top edge left, slider for power, left ON, right OFF
- Top edge right, USB charging port.
- TOP. Large circular button.
- Below, at 5:00 pinhole, with power light.
- Below, at 6:00 half-moon shaped rocker button (curve on top). Right side, volume up, left side, volume down.
- Below, at 6:00 rectangular button. Left, press for previous track, press and hold for rewind. Right, press for next track, press and hold for fast-forward.
- Below, at 6:00, half-moon button (curve on bottom), simple press for play/pause toggle.
- Below, at 6:00, bottom of device with slot for nylon tether cord.
Press large circular button and lower half-moon button together to enable pairing.
Make sure unit is charged (2 hrs recommended, although there is an initial charge) and ON before pairing. Thereafter switching unit on/off immediately connects.
Purchasing the Ckeyin ® BT Bluetooth Wireless Media Music Remote
The device is sold by different online stores. For your convenience, please find the Amazon links below.