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Altec Lansing M202 Dual-Charging iPod Dock

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  • Dual docking/charging speaker system
  • Fits neatly in tight spaces like corners and kitchen counters
  • Full-feature remote
  • Built-in USB port lets you charge a third device
  • Listen without interference, shielded for mobile phones
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Product Information

Technical Details
Brand NameAltec Lansing
Item Weight2.5 pounds
Product Dimensions12.9 x 5.3 x 7.1 inches
Item model numberM202
Number of Items1
Remote Control Descriptionremote_control
Additional Information
Shipping Weight4 pounds
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableAugust 16, 2010

Technical Details

  • DC in Jack

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

Have more than one iDevice in your family? The Altec Lansing Octiv Duo has you covered. Adding a new twist on the duel dock speaker, the Octiv Duo lets you charge and play two iPhone/iPods at the same time. Its unique wedge design fits nicely in kitchen nooks, bedrooms, and just about anywhere. And the innovative Music Mix App allows you to shuffle through all the music on both devices, hopefully ending the music battle in your house.

Altec Lansing Octiv Duo

At a Glance:

  • Dual-docking speaker charges and plays your iPhones and iPods at the same time

  • Free Music Mix app shuffles the music of both docked devices

  • Built-in USB port lets you charge a third device

  • Compact, wedge-shaped profile fits anywhere

  • Room-filling sound with enhanced bass response

  • Full-featured remote control included

  • Works with all iPhone and iPod models
Dual-Docking System Charges and Plays iPhone and iPod
Charge and play two iDevices simultaneously. View larger.
Dual-Docking Speaker Charges and Plays iPhone and iPod

Imagine charging two iPhones or iPods and listening to your favorite tunes at the same time. The Octiv Duo lets you do just that--it docks, charges, and plays two iDevices at once. Have more than 2 devices that need charging? That is no longer a problem--with the built-in USB charging port you can plug in a third device such as a Blackberry, Droid, or Bluetooth Headset, and with the aux in jack you can play the tunes from those devices as well.

Big Sound in a Small Package

The stylish Octiv Duo has a footprint of only 3.8 by 10.7 by 5.7 inches (H x W x D), but with Audio Alignment technology you get the same amazing clarity and room-filling sound for which Altec Lansing is famous. And thanks to its innovative wedge design, the Octiv Duo tucks nicely into corners, saving space and fitting just about anywhere.

With duel firing ports on the sides of the Octiv Duo, you'll be able to hear fantastic low end bass tones that you wouldn't normally hear on such a small speaker. And to make sure your audio is always optimized, the Octiv Duo includes built-in shielded protection to prevent magnetic interference from the iPhone 4 and other mobile devices.

Included Music Mix App

Downloadable free to your iPhone or iPod Touch (with iOS 3.1 or later), the innovative Music Mix app allows you to seamlessly shuffle through all the music on both your devices. Using the colored slider at the top, you can choose what percentage of music you want playing from each device. Music Mix also displays battery levels, so you know when your gadgets are charged, and it turns on the stereo widening feature of the Octiv Duo.

Full-Featured Remote
Convenient remote attaches magnetically to speaker's reverse side. View larger.
Handy, Full-Featured Remote

With the Octiv Duo, there's no need to get up from your comfortable chair to change tunes or adjust the volume. A convenient full-featured remote puts control in the palm of your hand. And when the unit is not in use, the remote clicks in magnetically to the back of the speaker.

Compatible with All iPod and iPhone Models

The Octiv Duo works with all models of iPhones and iPods including the iPhone 4 and the new iPod Touch and Nano models, so all you need to do is dock, play, and charge. And the Octiv Duo features the "Works with iPhone" and "Made for iPod" certifications, so you're assured it meets Apple's strict performance standards.

The Altec Lansing Octiv Duo is backed by a one-year limited warranty.

Altec Lansing 70 Years of Audio Innovation
About Altec Lansing: 70 Years of Audio Innovation

For more than 70 years, Altec Lansing has been shaping the history of sound delivery. The company boasts a unique history of invention that includes the introduction of the first "talkie" film speakers, the first set of desktop computer speakers, the first iPod docking station, and the first "Works with iPhone" speaker system. Altec Lansing, LLC is and American company headquartered in Milford, Pennsylvania.

What's in the Box

Altec Lansing Octiv Duo.

Music Mix
Music Mix App lets you choose the percentage of music you want playing from each docked device.

Music Mix
Music Mix App also displays battery levels for both devices.
Altec Lansing Speaker Docks
Orbit MOctiv MiniOctiv DuoinMotion CompactinMotion ClassicMix
Ultra-portable sound for MP3 players or mobile phonesCompact speaker/charger/
Designed for multiple iPhone and iPod playersPerfect speaker for hotel, beach, or backyardIdeal speaker to take around the houseThe ultimate party speaker
Key Features
  • 360-degree sound field
  • 2.5mm adapter for use with mobile phones
  • On/Off button and battery life indicator
  • Fits in nearly any space
  • Wake up to music with free Alarm Rock app
  • Makes video calling easy
  • Dock, charge and play two players at once
  • Shuffle tunes from two players with free Music Mix app
  • Wake up to music with free Alarm Rock app
  • Fits neatly in tight spaces
  • Built-in USB port lets you charge a third device
  • Integrated cover protects music system during travel
  • Cover folds back into a stand
  • Ported drivers deliver deep bass
  • Built-in digital FM radio with At-A-Glance LCD
  • Rechargeable battery allows for portability
  • Kick-stand flips up into a handle
  • Class D amplification
  • Advanced audio Digital Signal Processing (DSP)
  • Specially engineered horn-loaded tweeters and mid-range drivers
  • XdB bass-enhanced side-firing subwoofer
  • Built-in digital FM radio with 4 station presets
  • 7-band graphic equalizer
  • Convenient grab handles
Sound Enhancement TechnologyAudio AlignmentAudio AlignmentAudio AlignmentAudio AlignmentAudio Alignment, Waves Maxx AudioAudio Alignment, Xtreme Dynamic Bass
Onboard ControlsPowerFully iPhone or iPod controlledPower, Source, VolumePower, VolumePower, Volume, Track back, Track forwardPower, Volume, Track back, Track forward, Source, EQ
Power Type3 AAA BatteriesAC OnlyAC OnlyAC, 4 AA Batteries AC, Li-Ion Rechargeable BatteryAC, 8 D Batteries
  Orbit MOctiv MiniOctiv DuoinMotion CompactinMotion ClassicMix
Wireless Remote    Yes  YesYes
iPhone & iPod CompatibleYesYesYesYesYesYes
Audio Inputs2-channel analog (stereo)Universal dock for iPhone & iPodTwo universal docks for iPhone & iPodUniversal dock for iPhone & iPod Universal dock for iPhone & iPodUniversal dock for iPhone & iPod
Secondary Aux In Jack    YesYesYesYes
Shielded for Interference  YesYesYesYesYes
Speaker ConfigurationOne 1.5" full-range driverOne 3" full-range driverTwo 2" full-range driversTwo 2" full-range driversTwo 3" full-range driversTwo 1" tweeters and two 3" mid-range drivers;
5.25" subwoofer and 5.25" passive radiator

Product Description

Ipod home audio dock with dual chargers

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

When first receiving this product we loved it. The sound was great, the remote was a bonus and it was great to be able to charge both our phones. However, after only having… Read more ›
Bought this for my 17 yr old daughter for Christmas and she absolutely loves it. The speakers are super loud and the sound is perfect. I want one now! Read more ›
The sound is great for 21.00, remote is handy and it charges 2 devices. What's not to like? Read more ›
I didn't want an alarm clock dock or a battery operated speaker - which seemed to be the only things around. The sound quality is great and it's not oversized. It's a great… Read more ›
A bluetooth option would be great. The remote is fantastic and the sound quality is amazing Read more ›
This charger and speaker is nice looking and no too big. The sound is not perfect, but good enough. I mainly used for charging our phones. Read more ›
I knew what I wanted. The sound is very good for the price. We also have a iPhone 5 in the house and with an adapter it can also be charged. Read more ›
Nice for the price. I just hit buttons on the remote until something plays. Read more ›
Really a great purchase. I paid about $50 at the time and it's well worth that price. Read more ›
The sound is incredible! Great gift for a great price. Fast shipping! Read more ›
Easy to use. Great price - $34.60 I plug my iPhone in at work and listen to it all day. Read more ›
Unless you have a specific need for the dual iPhone/iPod docks, the M202 is probably not the best value for your money, even though it's a perfectly nice, compact,… Read more ›
But I am most pleased about the amazing sound quality, especially bass. The volume is great too. Read more ›
The sound is not very loud but is has nice quality, the Altec Lansing apps are really bad and the misic mix does not work, at less not with 2 iphones, maybe with ipods it… Read more ›
-Great sound quality. The sound is crisp, loud, and clear. I have no problem hearing it in the other room or my dorm. Read more ›
No flaws noticed yet. Sound is crisp and loud, works as expected. It's like a little monster, small yet loud. Read more ›
Sound is decent and generally well-balanced for a speaker of its size. For the most part, my reggae, bossa nova, hiphop, soul, and funk sound good at moderate volumes. Howev… Read more ›
I don't pretend to be an audiophile, but I do like good speakers for my computer, so any old cheapies won't…But for music in the bedroom at fairly low volume, they're fine. Read more ›
The bass is awesome, and it can be heard in my whole downstairs, (even upstairs :)) so the sound reaches farther than one room. Read more ›
We don't use it as much since my wife updated her iPhone 4 for the new iPhone 5. The bass is rich and highs are pleasing. Impressive really, though it won't allow you to… Read more ›
The sound is very clear and very loud (specially considering the size), it can perfectly fill a…Note: have an incredible GOOD bass response (way beyond my expectations). Read more ›
It's design appeared to be inspired by that, as though…Well, I know it does at least have bass ports, and it does create a larger sound with deeper bass than you'd expect. Read more ›
The sound quality on these little speakers was amazing! A very full, rich sound, great bass. These speakers sound so much better than a lot of the small docking/speaker… Read more ›
In fact the bass is deeper than I would expect (probably due to the ports), and tuned so to avoid obvious exaggeration, and I actually don't mind that it bounces sound… Read more ›
the size is incredible for the sound only problem i can see with it is that it does not have a radio or clock. But when used with ipods you can use your own I read. Read more ›
Great Sound and ingenious to play from 3 different devices... size is perfect to fit in everywhere ! ! ! Read more ›
this thing is a perfect size, fits anywhere, sounds good, charges two devices, easy to use, has a remote control, does exactly what i want it to. Read more ›
My son is really liking this, it will charge his ipods and play music. The speakers are decent for the size. They are not the best speakers by far but they do sound good. Read more ›
Love the switching between my 4 and 3G for music and the size is great (also the remote design is clever), but I was a little disappointed I couldn't use it with my iPad… Read more ›
Although the unit is of plastic construction, it is securely designed and put together with no rattles, and taking off the speaker grill I noticed it even had damping putty… Read more ›
I love the idea of this speaker. It is very space saving due to the corner shaped design and compact design. I like that it is black, and matches my kitchen better than the… Read more ›
I personally don't like the wedge design, allowing you to tuck the device into a corner. That strikes me as trying to be too clever. Read more ›
It will also charge an iPhone at the same time, but I don't have one so I can't comment on how well that works. I also like the design. It tucks neatly into a small corner… Read more ›
These speakers…Very nice that you can charge two products at once, and the remote control is a really nice feature to control your music selections from across the room. Read more ›
We don't use it as much since my wife updated her iPhone 4 for the new iPhone 5. The bass is rich and highs are pleasing. Impressive really, though it won't allow you to… Read more ›
I just stick it in and it plays, without and jiggling or having to try several times. Setup is extremely easy, so even the technophobe need not fear this device. When I'm… Read more ›
Compared to an audiophile system, its tradeoffs are…The midrange is not clear, the soundstage is not real, but I can live with that for a compact ipod speaker system. H… Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

111 of 118 people found the following review helpful By Anonymous VINE VOICE on October 29, 2010
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The Altec Lansing M202 is a neat, convenient little speaker dock, with surprisingly okay sound for a very small unit. Its strong points are its size -- much tinier than you'd think from the photos, easy to tuck into a corner of a bedside table or a shelf -- and the dual docks, allowing it to be home base for a couple's iPhones or one person's phone and iPod. The unit is straightforward and simple to operate, even without the free custom app (which is a nice touch). But the quality of its construction is surprisingly cheap considering the price; it's a flimsy, lightweight plastic speaker enclosure, with unattractive, cheap cloth permanently fixed over the speakers, and there are some obvious assembly problems like misaligned seams. (Also note that, though the unit does work with the iPhone 4, it only includes plastic dock shims for the 3G/3Gs and the iPod Touch; other iPod and iPhone models can only be docked loosely. It's a weird oversight considering the near-zero cost of these plastics.)

The sound quality is fine, even good for such a small unit, but not miraculous. Given that the unit is built around two very, very small (approx. 2.5") drivers stuck in a lightweight ported plastic enclosure, the sound it puts out is, unsurprisingly, very light on bass and tends to be almost painfully bright on some music. I found this a particular problem listening to jazz -- Miles Davis's trumpet was so bright, almost tinny, that it completely overpowered the rest of his band -- while guitar-based rock came out much better, sounding almost as well-rounded as it would on a larger stereo system. Podcasts and vocals are a good fit for this unit, but I wouldn't even want to try listening to hip-hop on something this bass-deficient.
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32 of 32 people found the following review helpful By C. Hill HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on January 1, 2011
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The Altec Lansing "M202 Dual Charging iPod Dock" is a clever idea but it's not really for audiophiles. I had high hopes for this since we have several versions of the Touch and a Nano in the house at any given time.

This dock does allow two iPods to be connected and it is indeed convenient to have a charger that it can handle all of them, as well as play from any of the connected devices, but the sound quality isn't really all that good and the required app for the iTouch\iPhone to mix the played music is of limited value for us since I don't really want any of my kid's playlist on at the same time as mine (significant difference in music tastes).

Setup of the unit was fairly straight forward and required the use of the standard iPod seating adapters (we used the Nano and Touch bases). The remote is very basic and worked well.

What I really didn't like was the quality of the music for my classical and jazz music since it comes out somewhat "tinny", but classic rock is fairly good.

After several months of use, we have relegated this for use as a charging station.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Lon J. Seidman TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on November 8, 2010
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I am very impressed with this product. For something so relatively inexpensive the depth and range of the sound coming out of it rivals more expensive systems from Bose and other top end manufacturers. The speaker system works with just about any iPod, iPod Touch, and iPhone made over the last nine years. And as most of us now have more than one of these i devices, it supports charging (and playback) of two devices simultaneously.

Altec Lansing also has two apps in the iTunes store that are compatible with the system. The first is an alarm clock app that will trigger playback through the speaker system at a specified time. It's a nice looking app, but as with all third party applications if the app isn't running in the foreground the alarm won't go off. Definitely not for mission critical wake-up calls!

The second app, called "music mix," streams music from both players that are plugged into the speaker system. A simple interface allows for distributing playback from one device over the other - i.e. it can be set to play music 70% of the time from one iPod, 30% from the other. It also provides feedback as to the charging status of both. My only gripe is that if the mix app is not installed, your iPhone or iPod Touch will continually demand that it be installed for proper operation. Given that that the speaker system works just fine without the app, I don't see why they are so insistent on it being installed.

That gripe aside, this is an impressive low cost speaker system that delivers great sound. A great gift idea!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Sally Fillmore on May 23, 2012
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The first unit we received simply did not work. The price went up and we bought another one as the replacement (amazon wouldn't ship a replacement). This one arrived and the sound is FABULOUS for a small corner dock - BUT when it is plugged in and turned off, it has a high pitched noise that is constant. We just unplug it every time we are not using it, but it is a high pitched noise emitted when phones are charging or when phones aren't charging if it is plugged in, so just plan to have the music playing all the time while it is docked to drown out the noise. Very happy with the sound but still debating the noise issue...although it is the only unit we've found that will mix music from 2 players at once so it's got a benefit over others!

Fast forward 3 months and the unit will not play 90% of the time, the connectors seem bad and it definitely won't play music from two sources much less one. APPARENTLY it has been manufactured to last past the return date for Amazon and that's about it. Very unfortunate for such a cool concept. We are now stuck with a useless speaker that doesn't work the vast majority of the time. Pretty frustrating considering we paid over $60 on amazon just a handful of months ago and now it is at half price...likely due to the same issues.
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