Belkin has chosen wearable touchpad technology from Eleksen to provide the fabric control system for its new SportCommand for iPod products.

"The SportCommand product demonstrates an innovative use of ElekTex, proving that textiles can be designed to provide all of the attributes a consumer product requires including tactile controls," said Robin Shephard, CEO at Eleksen. "Our touch-sensitive fabric technology allows for the development of completely new, stylish, and discreet tech-enabled lifestyle merchandise. The Belkin partnership confirms that ElekTex is a serious alternative to traditional design materials." 

The Belkin SportCommand for iPod lets you wirelessly control your music while your iPod stays protected. The armband incorporates a smart-fabric remote control. The new product will be available "soon", the companies said.