Gadget of the Day – Voltage iPod Control Bags

Apple seems to be taking its time with those clickwheel implants we suggested but 'til then, help is at hand.Voltage has spliced iPod-friendly control

Apple seems to be taking its time with those clickwheel implants we suggested but 'til then, help is at hand.Voltage has spliced iPod-friendly controls into the very fabric of its new backpack and messenger sack to banish that bag rummaging frenzy we go through every time we skip tracks.Now skipping and pausing is but one easily reachable button press away. The backpack gets a joystick style controller while the messenger bag swaps the usual mobile phone strap pouch for simple skip, pause and volume buttons.Each also gets a protected section for iPod to ride and an exterior headphone jack for tangle-free tunes. A cushiony soft laptop pouch will also take care of your matching MacBook.The messenger bag costs a crisp tenner more. Well worth it for that must-have ‘cycle courier’ look, we feel.Essentials Voltage backpack, messenger bag Price: £50, £60 On sale: Now Contact: Firebox Related stories: Gadget of the Day – G-Tech Tune Time Tool Bag Headphones + hat = Hatphones Talk and ride with Burton board gear