Let's start with the good stuff. Altec Lansing's InMotion Air IMW725, which retails for $199, is one of the better-looking compact wireless Bluetooth speakers out there. It's got a unique, modern design and comes with a built-in rechargeable battery, which allows you to take it outside without having to plug it in. We also liked the hideaway dock on the back of the unit for the small remote and the inclusion of a USB dongle. The dongle lets you stream audio from your Windows or Mac computer to the InMotion Air, using it as a computer speaker--whether … Read more
Editors' note: Rules have changed slightly for this week's giveaway. Facebook component now included.
For this week's giveaway, we're going wireless with a new Bluetooth speaker courtesy of Altec Lansing. It's called the InMotion Air and it's compact, stylish, and also sounds pretty decent.
It has a couple of key features to note:It's portable (rechargeable battery gives you up to 7 hours of playing time) Comes with a USB dongle for streaming music from your PC (up to 300-foot range) Hideaway remote included Has apt-X technology that's supposed to improve the Bluetooth … Read more
LAS VEGAS--Having just released its portable inMotion Classic and inMotion Mix speaker systems just a few months ago, we thought Altec Lansing would have taken a break from its pursuit of the perfect portable iPod and iPhone speaker. Instead, it has just whittled things down for a new speaker dock called the inMotion Compact, due out in February with a retail price of $79.
The new speaker shares a resemblance to the Classic's backward-slanting design, but cuts the fat by excluding a remote control and FM radio and shrinking the speakers down from 3 inches to 2. For those … Read more
CNET Editor Donald Bell says that while Classic lacks the low-end oomph of a larger system, it sounds "remarkable for its size" and has a built-in rechargeable battery. (Read the full review).
Normally, an inMotion Classic would cost you about $125, but you have the chance to get it gratis.
So, how do you try to win this portable iPod dock? Let me enumerate the basic rules. Please read them carefully; there will … Read more
Before all of September's iPod and Zune hoopla devoured my attention, I was in the middle of telling you folks about the Altec Lansing inMotion Classic speaker dock. Now that the dust has settled, we've posted a full CNET review of the Classic, along with the customary First Look video and photo gallery.
If the thought of clicking over to the full review just seems like way too much trouble, then let's just cut to the chase. For the $130-ish dollars you'll spend on this iPod- and iPhone-compatible portable speaker, the inMotion Classic packs a surprisingly … Read more
Altec Lansing has a long history of producing some stellar little speaker systems designed around the iPod. Their latest portable speaker, the inMotion Classic, continues the company's tradition of delivering quality audio in a compact and stylish design.
I've reviewed a number of Altec Lansing's iPod speakers, including last year's inMotion Max and im600, so I thought I had a pretty good idea what to expect from a seemingly basic, $149 speaker dock. I was wrong.
So far, my initial impressions of the inMotion Classic are excellent. For a budget-minded portable speaker that stands only 4 inches high and measures just 2 inches thick, this thing cranks. Sure, it's not as thin as the im600, or as impressive-looking as the inMotion Max, but the engineers have juiced the two 3-inch speakers on the Classic for all they're worth.
There are no EQ settings on the Classic, but the overall sound is crisp with a surprising amount of meat on the low end compared with other fold-flat speakers we've tested from Logitech and Griffin.… Read more
In case you missed it, Altec Lansing has undergone a corporate makeover and is showing off a new logo along with several new products, including a pair of funky-looking PC speakers and a couple of sleek iPod speaker systems. We'll be getting review units in soon, and will actually have a full review of the new Orbit posting shortly.
Here's the rundown--and some links--for easy reading:
Several of Altec Lansing's inMotion iPod speaker models have been among the favorites of CNET readers and editors alike, but it's been a while since we've seen a line refresh. That'll change in October, when two new inMotion models are released as part of Altec's brand relaunch.
First up is the inMotion Moondance GLOW (model number iM402, shown above). Designed for the nightstand, the GLOW is a clock radio iPod speaker system with dual alarms. It's so named because of its "unique multicolor, diffused illumination system" (according to Altec Lansing). In addition to a remote that enables playlist and song navigation from a distance, the GLOW includes a separate wireless "snooze remote" for alarm control. … Read more
With festival season just around the corner here in the U.K.--don't forget your wellies, kids--it's time to look at battery-operated speakers. One of our favorites for times when size is of critical importance is Gear4's StreetParty Size 0--its thin form factor and easy battery operation makes it ideal for campers and festival goers.
But Altec Lansing--a company that once made speakers for Woodstock--has an attractive Bluetooth alternative to a typical iPod dock. At about 90 pounds (about $178) the inMotion SoundBlade is a more costly option, but it'll work with Bluetooth-enabled music phones … Read more