"Actually Have it!"4.5 starson by stomachdoc
Pros: Superb sound, clean design, remote control storage
Cons: Expensive, Heavy
Summary: I ordered from the Altec Lansing web site and received the IM7 today. What a beautiful design; this was designed by IDEO, the company behind the original Apple Mouse and lots of other cutting edge stuff.
The iPod clicks in easily to the pop-out loading drawer (a la a cassette deck).
Now, I also have a Bose Sound Dock, and the sound of the IM7 blows it away, IMHO. The bass response is worlds better. Even my wife was impressed!
This is a pretty large unit, and pretty heavy (the bass drivers have to be pretty beefy to deliver this kind of sound). But, it's easy enough to carry it to the pool or around the house.
I would be hesitant to bring it to the beach as the loading mechanism is exposed.
It's not cheap, but I think that it's worth it for the superb sound and gorgeous design.