Pros Small size, not too pricey (paid $100 cdn). Sounds GREAT for my appllication. I don't play it at much 18-22 (out of a max of 30) volume. The bass boost and surround sound makes some song sound better and others sound crap, depends on the mix
Cons I'd like it if had more Zune control features on the remote. Lilke others I have to be carefull when connecting - two hands, slow and carefull like but I've NEVER had a disconnest as others have reported.
Summary I use it every day at work and I'd buy it it again n a heartbeat... Unless you want to spend ALOT more money, just buy it. Be carefull when placing your Zune in it and you'll love the big sound ut ofa little box.
Pros sounds good
Cons Hit or miss base connection .Altec support said they had a insert to fix the problem not true (no such thing) After 4 months asked were was the part was told my 80gig zune would not fit .then retracted the statement.Do not buy
Summary No good if it takes several connection attempts and then looses the connection.
Pros Small, Easy to carry, Good Sound, Runs for ever on batteries.
Cons 80gb zune wont fit snug in the dock
Summary I read the poor reviews and went ahead and bought it anyways. I don't know what people are talking about because this thing is great. I use it for music at the pool and beach and it works great. The sound is excelent, it runs for 24 hours on 3 AAA batteries and it fits right in my backpack alnong with all my other stuff. It's worth every penny. The fack that the Zune wont fit in the dock snug is not a big issue. It connects fine. You can't use the remote to change artists but you should set up playlists for the pool and beach anyways. It's a good deal and worth the $99.
"Poor showing"on by Milez5858
Pros Decent looking, Cool Remote holder.
Cons Loose connection, poor instruction, lackluster sound, no panel button for play/pause
Summary This is heading back to the store as soon as this review is done. I have the 80 Gig Zune. The connection insert holds the Zune incorrectly on the adapter and triggers the pause mode constantltly. I either have to use no insert which makes it difficult to place in the dock, or I have to prop an eraser behind the Zune to hold it forward and make a proper connection.
The box reads "Powerful cystal clear sound". It has neither.
There are panel buttons to skip songs and volume, but not one for play pause. You have to use the remote.. so.. .why have the cool remote storage space? It's awkward to access the Zune play button because of the afore mentioned loose connection.
A classic case of form over function.
Pros Decent clarity, volume, base, and surround effects give this unit respectable sound quality considering its' price and size. The remote is clean and easy to use. Zune, Aux, and FM source settings.
Cons Zune sits loose in dock, needs more control over Zune/MP3player, no clock/alarm.
Summary For its size and price the InMotion iM414 is good compared to other portable speaker docks. There are better units out there and there are many that are worse. It has bass boost and surround sound effect features that you can turn on and off. They do a decent job of further improving the already decent sound quality considering size and price points. Sound is good, but there is no woofer and any sound savvy individual will notice. The remote is easy to use, but overall the product should have more control over the device that is connected to it. Menu navigation is nonexistent, you can only navigate the playlist you manually set the Zune to. The lack of a clock and alarm is a minor lose that really shouldn't be that big a deal to most. The biggest apparent fault is that all Zune models sit loose in the dock, this could create issues depending on use. Overall the inMotion is a solid product something expected from Altec Lansing, but it would be nice to see them return to the drawing board and create a product that is more in tune with Zune hardware and software design.