Hook™ iPod® Switch Access

The magic of music

hook ipod switch access

Hook provides simple to advanced control of your music playlist with an auditory menu of functions you can control with your switch.  Hook is preconfigured in single switch mode to play/pause, skip forward and back, and adjust volume.  If that's more function than you need, you can change to a basic play/pause mode for simpler operation.  Hook also supports a dual-switch mode for faster access through the auditory menu prompts.  Finally, for those who want to use the power of music to reward students or patients, Hook has a motivation mode to play music for a set duration of time on switch activation.  Remember that your iPod can store more than just music in its library - with Hook, you have access to podcasts and audiobooks, opening huge new worlds of education and entertainment.


  • Simple out-of-the-box control of iPod music library
  • Single or dual switch access
  • Speaker output to headphones, portable speakers, or home entertainment center
  • Configurable volume limits for hearing safety
  • Power from Apple device or use the included charger

  • iPod touch 5th generation (Requires use of Apple Lightning to 30-pin adapter, not included*)
  • iPod touch 4th generation
  • iPod touch 3rd generation
  • iPod nano 7th generation (Requires use of Apple Lightining to 30-pin adapter, not included*)
  • iPod nano 6th generation
  • iPod nano 5th generation
  • iPhone 5 (Requires use of Apple Lightning to 30-pin adapter, not included*)
  • iPhone 4S
  • iPhone 4
  • iPhone 3GS

It has come to our attention that with iOS 7 Apple has changed how they handle the Accessory Power lingo, which is a command set that Hook uses to function with an iDevice. Because of this change by Apple, some iOS 7 users of Hook will experience an issue where Hook does not function properly. At this time we do not recommend that Hook be used with iOS 7 devices. However, if you do choose to use Hook with an iOS 7 device, the following steps can be used to correct the known issue.
1. Open Music app on iOS 7 device.
2. Start playing a song within the Music app.
3. Plug Hook into the iOS 7 device. Once Hook is plugged in the functionality of Hook will work.

* Apple Lightning to 30-pin adapter available from Apple online here or at your nearest consumer electronics store.

Hook was developed in partnership with CanAssist.

AbleNet does not cover damage caused to an iPad, iPhone, iPod, or other consumer electronic devices used in conjunction with any product manufactured by or distributed by AbleNet. For full warranty details visit http://www.ablenetinc.com/Support/Warranty-Info.




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