Altec Lansing iMT810 gets iPhone 4 support
Altec Lansing is now shipping the latest of its MIX digital boomboxes in the MIX iMT810. It can accommodate Apple's iPods and iPhones, with newfound support for the iPhone 4. The box gets aluminum accents and grips and houses a 5.25-inch subwoofer and 5.25-inch passive radiator pump, along with horn-loaded tweeters and mid-range drivers.
Altec shows portable Orbit notebook speakers
Altec Lansing has unveiled its Orbit USB Stereo speakers for notebooks. They connect and get power using a notebook's USB connection and attach together for better portability in a bag. The cord is contained within when locked together as well.
Altec Lansing Octiv 650 speakers give iOS video
Altec Lansing expanded the reach of its iPhone and iOS speaker docks with the video-capable Octiv 650. It carries both component and RCA video out to broadcast video from nearly any supporting app, including Netflix. Audio is also relatively rich through a four-inch subwoofer and two three-inch drivers.
Altec Lansing Octiv Stage dock for iPad now out
Altec Lansing on Tuesday introduced its first iPad dock, the Octiv Stage. The device will charge the iPad and allows it to be positioned either vertically or horizontally thanks to a rotating arm. The arm also lets users tilt the screen for viewing or more comfortable typing.
Altec Lansing intros Octiv Duo dock, Muzx earbuds
Altec Lansing on Wednesday introduced two new audio products meant for iPod and iPhone owners with the Octiv Duo dual docking and charging speaker system and Muzx Ultra in-ear headphones. The former can dock and charge two of the Apple devices and has a USB port for charging a third device. An auxiliary 3.5mm line-in also lets users play back audio from other devices.
Apple Black Friday discounts active in US
Apple as promised has launched its Black Friday sale, currently ongoing in the US, Canada and Europe. The Friday-only discounts are highlighted by a $101 price cut for all iMac and MacBook Pro models regardless of size. The iPod touch also sees heavy discounts, bringing the 64GB model down to $358, the 32GB version to $268 and the 8GB model down to $178.
Altec intros amp-like portable speaker
Altec Lansing on Tuesday introduced a new gaming console speaker system, its Stage-Gig. Resembling a guitar amp, the amplified speaker is made to work with Rock Band, Guitar Hero, and DJ Hero titles on any gaming console. The 6.5-inch woofer contains a horn-loaded silk tweeter and has 40W of power. For easy portability, a carrying handle is built in, and the device can be daisy-chained with others thanks to a built-in AC outlet and RCA connections.
Altec PC speakers, Boombox
Altec Lansing on Thursday announced the release of its new Expressionist Ultra computer speaker system composed of two multi-driver desktop speakers and a subwoofer, as well as the MIX Boombox, which sports a built-in iPod dock. The Expressionist Ultra speakers have 200W RMS of power from individual amplifiers split between the two 3-inch drivers, 1-inch neodymium dome tweeters and a 6.5-inch subwoofer.
Altec ships headphones
Altec Lansing today expanded into more serious in-ear listening with its Backbeat Pro in-canal earphones. The set uses neoprene ear tips and dual flanges for a close fit to a wearer's ear in order to isolate it from ambient noise. Each earpiece has a single armature but is characterized as balanced rather than emphasizing bass.
Altec Lansing BT headset
Altec Lansing recently introduced its BackBeat 903/6 Bluetooth headset at the currently ongoing Macworld Expo and will also display them at the CES show later this week. The headset, developed with cooperation from Bluetooth earpiece maker Plantronics, stays in place thanks to the use of both ear canal-sealing ear buds and ear hooks. Plantronics' dual-mic AudioIQ technology is incorporated into the headset to increase call quality and raise call volume depending on ambient noise levels.
Altec Lansing revamp
Altec Lansing on Wednesday unveiled its new corporate logo, and the first offerings with its new industrial design ideals, including three mobile audio speaker systems, and a peculiar-looking set for computers. The FX3022 Expressionist Bass speaker system provides users with two 10-inch high speaker towers, with 1.5-inch drivers and 4-inch woofers built into each. Audio controls sit on top of the left speaker. The FX3022 speakers will sell for $130 in October, and will be available in either black or white.
Altec 2.2-channel speakers
Altec Lansing, a subsidiary of Plantronics, took the opportunity offered by Berlin's IFA 2008 show to unveil its FX3022 speaker system earlier this week. The system is labeled as a 2.2-channel set-up, meaning it has two 1.5-inch drivers to reproduce the mid- and high-sound frequencies and a couple of 4-inch down-firing subwoofers to deliver the low-tone bass frequencies.