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Altec Lansing iM-237 Orbit Ultraportable Speaker for MP3 Players (Silver)

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  • Compatibility: all MP3 players; iPod mini; iPod nano 1G, 2G, 3G, 4G; iPod classic 1G, 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G, 5.5G, 6G; iPod touch 1G, 2G
  • Conveniently connects to any music player with 3.5-mm connection and music phones with 2.5-mm adapter (not included)
  • Single up-firing neodymium driver provides sound in a 360-degree pattern to easily share the music
  • Compact size and battery power for maximum portability; LED indicates power on/off and battery status
  • Wrap-around cable storage
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Product Information

Technical Details
Brand NameAltec Lansing
Item Weight9.6 ounces
Product Dimensions3.4 x 5.5 x 6 inches
Item model numberiMT237
Batteries:3 AAA batteries required.
Number of Items1
  
Additional Information
ASINB001ELK2NY
Shipping Weight1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableSeptember 15, 2008
  
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Product Description

From the Manufacturer

The compact, portable iM-237 Orbit M speaker system is an ideal way to share your MP3, CD player, music-enabled phone, or laptop tunes anytime, anywhere. Slip it out of your pocket or purse for an instant audio broadcast. Just plug and play--the incredible, full-bodied, 360-degree sound will blow you away with its clarity and range. At the park, at a party, or just at your desk, it's a great companion for your favorite music device when you want to share your tunes with friends or need a break from headphone wires. And, with its long battery life, the music keeps playing well into the night.

The compact, portable iM-237 Orbit M speaker system is an ideal way to share your MP3, CD player, music-enabled phone, or laptop tunes anytime, anywhere. Click to enlarge.

Full-bodied, 360-degree sound that will amaze your friends with its clarity and range. Click to enlarge.



Share Your Tunes--Anytime, Anywhere

Incredible Volume and Clarity
Enjoy clear, distortion-free sound wherever you need it. A single up-firing neodymium driver provides sound in a 360-degree pattern for impressive sound in all directions.

Total Connectivity
Easily connects to portable CD players, MP3 players, music-enabled phones, laptops, and other audio devices, including iPod and iPhone. Conveniently connects to any music player with a 3.5-mm connection and most music phones with the 2.5-mm adapter (not included).

Portable, Rugged Design
Handles whatever your mobile lifestyle dishes out. Plus, the Orbit's wrap-around design protects cord and connector. Just wrap it up and go. And its compact size fits any bag or pocket.

Battery-Powered
Take it with you anywhere; no AC required. Plays up to 24 hours on 3 AAA batteries (not included). The LED indicates power on/off and battery status.

What's in the Box
Altec Lansing iM-237 Orbit M speaker with 3.5-mm connector, user's guide, and quick setup guide.











Altec Lansing Speaker Docks
Orbit MOctiv MiniOctiv DuoinMotion CompactinMotion ClassicMix
Ultra-portable sound for MP3 players or mobile phonesCompact speaker/charger/
speakerphone
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

The compact, portable iM-237 Orbit M speaker system is an ideal way to share your MP3, CD player, music-enabled phone, or laptop tunes anytime, anywhere. Slip it out of your pocket or purse for an instant audio broadcast. Just plug and play--the incredible, full-bodied, 360-degree sound will blow you away with its clarity and range. At the park, at a party, or just at your desk, it's a great companion for your favorite music device when you want to share your tunes with friends or need a break from headphone wires. And, with its long battery life, the music keeps playing well into the night.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Still works, not quite as loud as i wanted but the sound is good. Read more ›
Great for the deck if you do not want a large dock. sound is good Read more ›
I bought this primarily for camping as I wanted something I could bring extra betteries for. The sound is good for the size. Battery life is actually pretty decent… Read more ›
The disign is very durable, as well. Very convenient for trips, but the sound is good enough that I use it at home, too. Read more ›
the sound is terrible, I just wanted it to watch my ipad a little louder than the ipad speaker, but the sound is distorted. They have a 30 day return policy on this product… Read more ›
it works as it should and the sound quality is well. I gave it as a gift and they were very pleased Read more ›
I was looking for a speaker for my laptop because the volume is very low on it when we watch movies. This works great! Read more ›
This is fun and loud and works great Got it for a ghost box now ready to go capture some evidence. Read more ›
this product exceeded my expectations in terms of sound quality and volume. bass is awesome, sounds very clear. I bought this primarily for calling birds such as owls, but… Read more ›
PROS: The sound quality of the speaker at moderate volume is excellent. It is aesthetically pleasing and takes up very little space. Read more ›
Bought this to take out while hiking…Sounds pretty good, but if you overload it and turn the volume too loud there is the horrible screeching that everyone writes about. Read more ›
It comes with a wrist strap which I use when…At first, the volume wasn't great from MP3 player, but I adjusted the settings on my MP3 player and it resolved the problem. Read more ›
If you want a realistic sounding mono speaker to go with an iPod at a decent price, this is a good choice. The batteries seem to last a long time. Read more ›
More serious audio enthusiasts may disagree but for it's size, I think it does the job. Oh, the price was great too. Read more ›
The speaker fits nicely into my pocket. Only downside is the sound is a bit tinny, not a lot of bass but for the price it works great. Read more ›
A neighbor tpold me abvout this speaker because he liked it so much, and I have to agree with him. I am amazed at the sound quality and then price was very reasonable, Read more ›
For the price this is a great, powerful little speaker. We used it while travelling and it was great! Read more ›
Price was reasonable but i was a bit skeptical about how it would sound. The minute it up to my iPod and hit play the skepticism was gone! Read more ›
I tried with several different genres of music including rap, country and pop. I am very happy to report both sound and bass were very well reproduced. The device is small… Read more ›
Altec Lansing's Orbit Speakers really packs a punch in sound quality! It's loud and clear plus bass is great as well. Use replaceable batteries if possible. Read more ›
The speaker is impressive, the bass response is excellent for what it packs, and I think if you had a stereo splitter cable and another one, you'd be rockin' and rollin'. Read more ›
The clarity and definition is actually very…While bass is somewhat lacking (nothing small will generate adequate bass), it is more than adequate for such a tiny speaker. Read more ›
It fits anywhere and it makes great sound. The only downside is the bass isn't great Read more ›
But 90% is still plenty loud and…The bass is good but doesn't compare well with the rest of the sound, but its still more than you would expect from such a small speaker. Read more ›
Very crisp and clear sound. Size is perfect but I wish it was rechargeable instead. Read more ›
Size is perfect, simple to use and it really rocks! Great for use down at the dock, on the golf cart or on the beach. Read more ›
I attach it to an ipod or tape player so she can hear her tapes or digital books. It's small size is a plus. I feel the sound from this speaker in incredibly good. Read more ›
I am not complaining, mind you. for it's size it does quite well, is clear and crisp. but don't expect concert quality from a speaker that fits in the palm of your hand. Read more ›
It's great for that. The size is good BUT the case that came with it is such a tight fit that it is really difficult to get on. You have to flip the zipper casing into an… Read more ›
I'm a big fan of its size and ease of use. Sound quality is not amazing, but for a speaker this size it is very good when new batteries are in it. Read more ›
It delivers full rich sound from any source. The product design is elegant, clean & durable. Read more ›
Yes, at the lower volumes the sound is, I'll admit, awesome for…And yes, the design is totally cool and the great carrying case will make this a great travel partner. S… Read more ›
I searched Amazon.com and saw this little gem. Altec Lansing offers excellent quality, design and sound! I use it with my phone, kindle fire hd and my laptop. Read more ›
Upsides are: lightweight, loud enough to play in a large clasroom, 'bout the size of a mouse so really portable, as mentioned - good sound quality, and pleasant design looks. Read more ›
I'm sitting at my desk and can't place the speaker anywhere but almost on top of my laptop. This is a horrible, horrible design. I should be able to plug in the speaker to… Read more ›
It works well, and has good volume, and can handle a reasonable amount of bass for an external speaker. I think it looks good design wise as well. It does not weigh much so… Read more ›
I simply cannot believe that they are so small and pack such a punch. The treble is as good as the bass - I can hear the high tones as well as the bass. Read more ›
Although the bass notes won't rattle your walls, for it's small size it reproduces bass pretty well. Midrange and highs are very good. Contrast that with the phone's… Read more ›
It yields optimal sound when sitting on a desk in…In that position, the bass is reinforced by the flat desk surface, and the highs are well projected toward your ears. Read more ›
I listen to primarily techno music and that tends to cover the entire spectrum of sounds fairly well. Treble is clear and on key. Bass is clear as well, but certainly don't… Read more ›
They both sound…It actualy has nice clear shimmering highs with pretty good bottom and excellent vocal quality, again for its size it is quite impressive in my opinion. Read more ›
When I finally tried the speakers let me just say,…This little speaker was almost Bose-like quality; it almost captured the mids, lows, and highs of every song I've played. Read more ›
This little speaker setup works great. It operates on batteries so you don't have to plug it in when you are out on the road. Read more ›
Real good sound and portability for the price. Easy to hook up and store. Only flaw is that the connection cord is a bit short and the on-off button is a bit cumbersome to… Read more ›
The sound quality was acceptable, but the battery cover was difficult to install and the off/on switch was not positive in setting. The main problem was that it quit… Read more ›
Works like a charm, easy to set up and use, and nice and loud! I am very happy with this! Read more ›
I love this speaker for my phone. Great, compact setup with incredible sound from such a small speaker. Batteries seem to last forever too. Read more ›
I was very suprised at the sound quality of…I bought it for use with my iPhone and it works great and simple set up (removed from box, add batteries, plug in & turn on). Read more ›
This speaker offers clear,…Pros: well priced; great highs and mids; uses 3 AAA batteries (built in rechargeable batteries lose their ability to hold a charge over time) C… Read more ›
Since my mP3 uses AAA, having the speaker…The Orbit sound quality was clearly the best, with a full midrange, clear nondistorted high range and much better bass response. Read more ›
Don't get me wrong, the sound won't blow you away, but it is more than enough for on the go listening. It produces decent bass, clear mids, and clear highs. What I did… Read more ›
Great sound from such a small speaker…I also purchased a Zenex zn-sp5512 2.1 tube speaker for $15, and this one has much better bass, plus clearer highs and mids. Great… Read more ›
I think it has a very balanced output above about 120 hz or so. Open and and clear in the midranges and above. Very little bass but at low levels with acoustic and other… Read more ›
I bought this model 5 years ago and still use it, though only occasionally, but it now…There are no controls on it besides the on/off button and a battery indicator light. Read more ›
Even sounds better when I run it thru my $5.00 "Fiio" headphone amplifier. The amp has a Bass button, plus volumn control, so you can tune it like you like. This speaker… Read more ›
But it's very disappointing for this poor quality control. Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

916 of 931 people found the following review helpful By Louie the Italian Jew TOP 500 REVIEWER on May 15, 2010
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This speaker has more bass than the Altec Lansing Music Speaker, which I also own. If you want to go that extra mile and spend a little more for a richer bass experience, I recommend this speaker.
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571 of 596 people found the following review helpful By R. S. CRAWFORD on October 30, 2008
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I bought an iM-207 and an iM-237 at the same time, curious to see what the difference was.
The 207 is roughly 25% smaller and comes with a 1/8 to 3/32 stereo adapter, is designed to function sitting with the speaker pointing upward or will sit at a slight angle back on its side. I think it is money well spent- compared to the same amount I spent 3 years ago on one of those fold-up cube type dual speakers. In comparison to that fold-up cube, I think the sound is like 3 times better: quality-wise and volume-wise. The iM-207 lacks an LED that lets you know if the power is switched on, so you might drain the batteries out if you forget to turn it off after you unplug your player unit. It turns on and off by rotating the outer chrome ring-not a smooth switch at all compared to a rocker, slider or push button. Now on to the iM-237: a bit more stylish than its predecessor the iM-207 and at a price that is 130% more. It comes with a swanky padded and zippered carrying case with a mini carabiner clip and a tether that can be attached to the speaker to secure it to your wrist or hang it on the wall, it doesn't have a 1/8th to 3/32 adapter. the sound is cleaner than the 207, more defined at both ends and easier to listen to and has more volume. I wouldn't say the sound is twice as good though- I'd say more like 40% better. I'm not an acoustical engineer and don't have the audio equipment to evaluate the quality on any emperical basis. The iM-237 does have a nice green LED to let you know the power is on and a simple push button on/off button (which is vulnerable to accidental activation) the cord conceals neatly in a winder molding in the base and secures the plug well- a little too well, it's hard to get it out if you don't have long fingernails! I'd say value wise the 207 has a better quality to dollar value, however if you prize sound quality then go for the iM-237.
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245 of 256 people found the following review helpful By adam on November 13, 2008
I bought one of these to play music from my iPhone during a vacation. I used it outdoors by the swimming pool for about a week. Went through only one set of batteries (AAA). My friends and I were consistently impressed with the sound that came out of this little speaker; it's surprisingly loud and clear.

I figured when I bought it that it was basically a throw-away. Not so. It's a good little speaker that fits the bill.
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222 of 233 people found the following review helpful By russell on June 28, 2011
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I knew I wanted one of the Altec Orbits series speakers. The question was, which one? I had settled, for all the right reasons, on the IM-237. Or so I thought. When I actually went to purchase it I noted a window that said there was a newer model of the item. A newer model? The window suggested the IM-227. So the first odd thing, not many model numbers are retrogrades. Did it have different features? Was it improved?

As it turns out the answer is much simpler. Altec found a way to make another buck or two by not including the case. Which is kind of drag because I think the case would actually be useful.

Soundwise, the Altec IM-227 is a good value for $20 or so. It's not stereo, it's a single speaker. The tiny amplifier powered by three AAA batteries (which you supply) is fairly clean for what it is. Make no mistake, this is close listening device. You won't entertain others with this thing. It works at a desk, in a cubical or a small room with no background noise. I can see where it would be great for camping though I haven't checked the full length of the battery life claimed by Altec (24 hours). For a single driver speaker of this size the sound is rich, detailed and reasonably accurate (given the device). I think it's worth $20 if your needs match what this speaker does.

Downsides:
-The cord is short. I mean short. I'm talking seven inches of short.
-It's very simply constructed of plastic.
-It's not very cool looking.
-Max volume isn't loud.
-Power button gets turned accidentally if packed with other things (I pack mine without the batteries after learning this).
-That skinny little cord is going to break and then this thing will be a throwaway (which is sad).

Upsides:
-It's cheap.
-The sound is rich and reasonably accurate.
-It's light.
-It's small.
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123 of 128 people found the following review helpful By Allen R. Beecham on July 3, 2010
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Even though the internal speakers on my Sony Vaio notebook computer are decent, I sometimes need a little more volume and clarity. When the need arises, I usually whip out the ear-buds. But recently, I've been wanting to play some tunes on my computer at work where it's not convenient to wear ear-buds. Hence, the "need" for one of these portable mini-speakers.

After reading the reviews on portable notebook/iPod/iPhone speakers, I narrowed my choice down to 3 products and ordered all 3. I thought that I would choose the best one, send the others back, and review them at the same time. So....my 3 choices were the X-Mini II Capsule Speaker, the iHome iHM60 Rechargeable Mini Speakers for iPod (Blue), and the Altec Lansing iM-237 Orbit Ultraportable Speaker for MP3 Players (Silver).

I tested all 3 speakers with my Sony Vaio notebook, my iPhone 3Gs, and my 60-gig iPod. All 3 speakers worked with all 3 devices, and the rating results were comparable.

One more thing: although 2 of the 3 speakers have USB charging cables, none of them are USB devices. The USB only charges the speaker; the sound is controlled via the headphone-out controls.

1) X-Mini II Capsule Speaker ---- This speaker is the most compact. I like the design, the lines, the feel, and the size. It just feels right.
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