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iPod News: Altec Lansing Releases New Portable Speakers
      #34472 - 09/08/09 06:25 PM

Altec Lansing, a division of Plantronics, Inc., today introduced the newest member of its inMotion family, the inMotion(R) Classic (iMT620), which works with iPhones as well as iPods and includes an FM radio tuner. Based on the popular iM600 ? one of the best-selling portable iPod speaker systems ever ? the inMotion Classic offers advances in portability, audio performance and, of course, iPhone compatibility.



Starting with its rechargeable battery, the inMotion Classic is engineered for portability and versatility, so music enthusiasts can groove anywhere without missing a beat. Compact and lightweight, the inMotion Classic folds to the size of a small book. Its clever multi-function handle serves three important roles: swing up for grab-and-go transport, swing back as a kickstand and swing under to stow away and turn off the battery.

With a built-in digital FM radio, the inMotion Classic provides entertainment even when your iPhone or iPod is not handy.

"Works with iPhone" certification means interference-free listening, eliminating the need to switch the iPhone to airplane mode. iPhone and iPod devices are automatically charged when the inMotion Classic is plugged into a power outlet.

The inMotion Classic's advanced remote control features full menu navigation for iPhone and iPod, allowing users to browse artists, songs and playlists directly from the remote. The high-contrast LCD always lets you know the song details from afar.

The inMotion Classic utilizes proprietary Audio Alignment(TM) craftsmanship to deliver a balanced, authentic sound. Expanded Sound Stage technology enhances the stereo listening experience by widening the sound field at the touch of a button. Custom-built, dual three-inch neodymium drivers throw out clear, powerful sound with the quality that Altec Lansing fans have come to expect.

Features
  • Versatile handle ? Swing back for a kick stand, swing up to grab and go, tuck away to pack.
  • Digital FM radio ? Tune in with a retractable antenna, LCD display and station presets.
  • Rechargeable battery ? Five hours of rechargeable freedom.
  • Full-feature remote ? Complete control over menu and music options.
  • Audio Alignment? ? Drivers, enclosure and electronics are balanced for optimum sound.
  • Clear digital sound pushing full pulsing bass ? Digital signal processing technology delivers thumping bass.
  • Expanded sound stage ? Project your music far and wide.
  • High-contrast LCD ? Always know your beat. Track, artist, album and station display.
  • Music pause ? Automatically pauses music when a call is received on the iPhone.
  • Interference-free ? Unique design is immune to mobile phone interference, eliminating the need to switch to airplane mode.
  • Auxiliary input ? Switch it up by connecting a second audio source.
  • Universal dock for iPhone and iPod ? Recharges while it plays your tunes.
  • Compact and lightweight ? Easy to carry, easy to use.
  • Remote cubby ? Stow the remote away.
  • Onboard controls ? Power, audio source, volume, FM radio and song navigation.

Pricing and Availability
The Altec Lansing inMotion Classic (iMT620) will be available in mid-September at Best Buy, Apple retail stores and Apple.com, Amazon.com, Toys "R" Us and other leading consumer electronics retailers, as well as at www.alteclansing.com. MSRP is US$149.95.

For more information on the complete fall 2009 audio collection from Altec Lansing, visit www.alteclansing.com.


Altec Lansing Combines USB Audio and Ultra-Portability
For New Netbooks and Laptop Computers




The Orbit USB is a powerful little laptop speaker.

Altec Lansing, a division of Plantronics, Inc., today introduced the Orbit USB(TM) (iML237), the newest member of its Orbit family. This ultra-portable USB speaker is perfect for the frequent traveler, providing surprisingly big sound and the convenience of plug-and-play USB connectivity for netbooks and laptops.

Weighing in at less than six ounces, this powerful little speaker boasts Altec Lansing's Audio Alignment(TM) design, which is the precise balance and craftsmanship of the key audio components ? the driver, the enclosure and the electronics. The sonic result is astounding volume, clarity and depth in a small system. The circular shape provides a 360-degree sound field and the retractable stand aims the audio wherever wanted. Built to survive tough travel conditions, the Orbit USB includes a stylish neoprene case with hook-on carabineer as well as tangle-free cord storage.

Features
  • Incredible digital clarity ? From the source to the speaker, sound stays digitally wired through the USB connection. No fuzz, no muffle, just quality audio.
  • Surprising power ? The Orbit USB packs a powerful sonic punch for its small size.
  • 360-degree sound field ? Push astonishing sound in all directions.
  • USB powered ? No batteries or AC cord, just plug-and-play.
  • Audio Alignment(TM) ? Perfectly balanced components ensure ultimate sound.
  • Tough design ? With aluminum and composite construction, it can handle knocks.
  • Neoprene case ? The stylish black case comes with a carabineer hook ? perfect for travel.
  • LED power indicator
  • Stand ? Retractable stand lets you aim the sound in any direction.
  • USB cord storage ? Free from tangle, just wind up the 16" cord and go.


Pricing and Availability
The Altec Lansing Orbit USB (iML237) will be available in mid-September at Best Buy, www.Amazon.com and other leading consumer electronics retailers, as well as at www.alteclansing.com. MSRP is US$49.95.

For more information on the complete fall 2009 audio collection from Altec Lansing, visit www.alteclansing.com.

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