I'm a bit baffled by some of the negative reviews for this item that complain it doesn't have volume control. That's like buying a Honda Civic and then posting a negative review because it lacks a sports suspension. Maybe that would be a good thing, but the description doesn't say it has volume control. I do think, however, that the description posted on Amazon is a bit ambiguous because it just says that this item gives you "track control". What does THAT mean? If you want to be able to search within a song, you will be disappointed with this. But if you need a simple device that allows you to start/stop sound tracks and skip forward/backward, then this is what you're looking for. The device itself is pretty simple: it's shaped kinda like a flattened peanut shell, with the center button controlling stop/start and each of the ends in charge of forward and back (I used to have a similar device that only had one button which you had to press a different number of times to make it do different things....and if you didn't time the presses just right, it did something other than what you intended. So I really appreciate that the Griffin model has dedicated buttons). It produces a loud click when you press the buttons, which I think contributes to the somewhat cheap look and feel. But the bottom line is that it works, easily. I haven't used it much yet, so don't know how it will hold up over time. But for now, I'm a happy camper. Oh, and the service from SFPlanet was great...it arrived in about 3 days after I placed my order.