Connecting Arduino to a Monster iEZClick Remote

Hey all i am looking to do a project with an Monster iEZClick Remote Control using an Arduino Pro Mini 328.

The Monster iEZClick Remote Control is an RF remote that transmits to an ipod socket connector that attaches to an ipod to control its volume, play, pause, skip, etc.

I am wondering 2 things before i buy this:

(1) if i can open the thing, would it be possible to connect each button to the arduino to read when pushes?

or

(2) Would it be possible to read the RF signals coming from the Monster iEZClick Remote Control and have the arduino respond to those different commands as it would it the user hooked up each button to the arduino?

Feel free to add your own solution if something you think of would be better than the 2 above i posted.

Thanks!

I could use some more information about what you're trying to achieve in order to suggest any other solutions. Although I haven't worked with this product directly, looking at the internal photos from the FCC, it seems pretty straight-forward to solder some wires to the buttons:

https://apps.fcc.gov/eas/GetApplicationAttachment.html?id=691013

I'd use an opto-isolator in between the two, and then you could easily control the Arduino. That solution would certainly be easier than the reading RF signal solution, although information about that is also available on the FCC site:

https://apps.fcc.gov/eas/GetApplicationAttachment.html?id=691018

Hopefully this is helpful, and I look forward to hearing more details about your project!

drewmutt: I could use some more information about what you're trying to achieve in order to suggest any other solutions. Although I haven't worked with this product directly, looking at the internal photos from the FCC, it seems pretty straight-forward to solder some wires to the buttons:

https://apps.fcc.gov/eas/GetApplicationAttachment.html?id=691013

I'd use an opto-isolator in between the two, and then you could easily control the Arduino. That solution would certainly be easier than the reading RF signal solution, although information about that is also available on the FCC site:

https://apps.fcc.gov/eas/GetApplicationAttachment.html?id=691018

Hopefully this is helpful, and I look forward to hearing more details about your project!

Those pages you posted above seem to not be accessible to me? It tells me "You are not authorized to access this page." when i visit them. It would be nice to see what it looks like inside. Can you post the images here or let me know how to view that page?

I am wanting to use the remote to control the arduino that will be controlling a bluetooth headset in my helmet (via another arduino).

So in other words this headset: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bluetooth-Motorcycle-Motorbike-Sports-helmet-Headset-FM-Radio-/310366057618?pt=Intercoms_Access_Controls&hash=item4843423492

will be hooked to an arduino so it can emulate the "clicking" of those buttons.

That arduino in the helmet will be linked via bluetooth to the other arduino thats connected to the iEZClick.

Lot of communicating going on...

To view the page, head over to:

http://transition.fcc.gov/oet/ea/fccid/

And in the "Grantee Code" box put: RJE In the product code, put: 169213-00

In the result, click the "Details" link, then you can select "Test Results" for the communication details, and "Internal Photos."

So, if I understand correctly, you want to have an arduino in your helmet, that upon some type of trigger, will signal for the other arduino connected via bluetooth to emulate "pressing" a button on the iEZClick?