Method and apparatus for use of rotational user inputs

  • US 7,345,671 B2
  • Filed: 09/26/2002
  • Issued: 03/18/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/22/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A portable media player, comprising:

  • a storage device that stores media content for each of a plurality of media items;

    a display screen that displays a portion of the media items at a time;

    a user input device having an exposed upper surface that enables a user of said portable media player to at least identify a particular media item from the media items being displayed through a rotational action with respect to the exposed upper surface of said user input device, wherein said user input device comprises a rotary dial and a button, and wherein the button is provided at the center of the rotary dial; and

    a processor operatively connected to said storage device and said user input device, said processor controls said portable media player to play the media content of the particular media item that was identified using said user input device,wherein, responsive to the rotational action with respect to the exposed upper surface of said user input device, visual feedback is provided on said display screen.

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