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click wheel

The user interface that made the iPod music player popular. Originally using a rotating wheel, the wheel was later made touch sensitive, and its rotation was simulated. People love the way the click wheel operates with one hand. The wheel is swiped in rotation to scroll, and the top, sides and bottom of the wheel are clicked to make a selection. See iPod classic and scroll mouse.


No More Click Wheel
Although widely used, Apple discontinued the last click wheel iPods (top) in 2014. The shuffle (bottom left) has no thumb rotation, and the nano and touch (bottom middle and right) migrated to touchscreens. (Images courtesy of Apple Inc.)


No More Click Wheel
Although widely used, Apple discontinued the last click wheel iPods (top) in 2014. The shuffle (bottom left) has no thumb rotation, and the nano and touch (bottom middle and right) migrated to touchscreens. (Images courtesy of Apple Inc.)
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The iPod mini lets you carry up to 70 hours of music and the Apple Click Wheel lets you easily find just the tunes you want to hear.
Apple presento las nuevas versiones de sus reproductores iPod 20GB, iPod 40GB y la version Mini de 4GB; todos incluyen control Click Wheel sensible al tacto que permite navegar por las opciones del menu con solo deslizar la yema del dedo sobre la superficie de la rueda de control.
Best Buy: Apple iPod 40GB Digital Audio Player with new click wheel and dock, $399.
For the release, this time, only the interface for information input for users mainly using the PC browser has been released, however, Fingertip Search functions using Semantic Spatial Access Methods and Multi-dimensional Click Wheel linked to recommendation engines for use in Multi-touch interface tablets.
The accompanying image seems to show the volume button of a remote control along with a click wheel.
According to Apple, iPod nano incorporates an enhanced user interface and Cover Flow, allowing users to scroll through their music collection by album cover artwork, using the Click Wheel.
Admittedly, it may not be as slick as the iPod click wheel, which remains the industry benchmark for ease of manipulation.
The Zune device features a round click wheel and is similar in appearance to the iPod, while offering a 3" screen.
Five new bright colors bring us back to the iPod Mini days: silver, green, pink, blue, and a fresh-looking black full on with a black Click Wheel.
Encased in an ultraportable, lightweight anodized aluminum body and available in five stylish colors--silver, gold, pink, blue or green--it features a touch-sensitive Click Wheel for easy, one-handed navigation.
Tiny, light and totally irresistible, the iPod mini lets you carry up to 70 hours of music, and the Apple Click Wheel lets you easily find just the tunes you want to hear.
On the positive side, the click wheel is very responsive.