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Altec Lansing Music Speaker

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  • Compatibility: all iPods, MP3 players, CD players, laptops
  • Ultra-portable speaker produces full-bodied, 360-degree sound
  • Long battery life provides up to 24 hours of play on 3 AAA batteries (not included)
  • Smartly designed integrated cable management system; shock-resistant, rugged design that's perfect for travel
  • Projects music in all directions for full stereo experience; special feature lets you direct music to single listener
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Technical Details

  • Integrates a cone design with a custom-built Altec Lansing speaker to project sound in all directions. Plays for up to 24 hours on 3 AAA batteries.

Product Description

The ultra-portable iM207 Orbit by Altec Lansing lets you easily share your music with those around you. With a unique design that produces a full-bodied, 360-degree sound, you will hear the music loud and clear. And with a tiny footprint that easily fits in your purse or pocket, you can get the music started for an impromptu party at any time.

The Altec Lansing Orbit Speaker:
  • projects sound in all directions;
  • can tilt on its edge for personal listening;
  • provides 24 hours of listening on three AAA batteries; and
  • has built-in cord management.

The unique round design offers a 360-degree sound. View larger.

Tipped on its edge, the speaker can be directed for personal listening. View larger.
Unique, Round Design with 360-Degree Sound
With just a quick look at the Orbit, you know you're in for something special. Its round form uses a cone design integrated with a custom Altec Lansing speaker to project full, distortion-free sound in every direction. All your friends will hear the music and wonder where the great sound is coming from. If you would like a more personal listening experience, just put the Orbit on its edge for a more focused and directed sound.

At just 3.5 inches in diameter and 1.6 inches tall, the Orbit will go wherever you go. Throw it in your pocket or purse and pull it out wherever you are: on a park bench, on the street corner, waiting for the bus. To turn it on, simply twist the entire speaker; this prevents it from accidentally turning on in your bag or pocket. And don't worry about damaging the Orbit; it's built to handle even the most reckless travelers.

A smartly designed integrated cable management lets you wrap the cable around the speaker and keeps the stereo mini-plug out of the way when not in use.

Outstanding Battery Life
You don't have to worry about battery life with the Orbit; with three AAA batteries, the Orbit will play for up to 24 continuous hours, more than enough to keep the party going all night long.

The Altec Lansing Orbit is backed by a one-year warranty.

What's in the Box
Orbit speaker (with 3.5-inch cable attached) and user's manual.

Get the party started no matter where you are.

From the Manufacturer

The palm-sized, lightweight Orbit-MP3 speaker system is an ideal companion for your iPod or MP3 player when you want a break from headphones. Or slip it out of a pocket or purse for an attention-getting way to share your tunes anytime, anywhere. The full-bodied, 360-degree sound will make your friends wonder where the speakers are. And with its long battery life, the music keeps playing long into the night.

What's in the Box

iM207 Orbit-MP3 speaker and user's manual.

Product Information

Technical Details
Brand NameAltec Lansing
Item Weight2.5 pounds
Product Dimensions2.4 x 8 x 7 inches
Item model numberiM 207
Power Source TypeBattery
Connectivity TechnologyWired
Number of Items1
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank
Shipping Weight7 ounces
Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
Date First AvailableNovember 15, 2007
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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

65 of 69 people found the following review helpful By R. Thompson on January 3, 2008
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This is a great little speaker for it's intended purpose. In my case, I love listening to podcasts over my iPhone when traveling. Without headphones the iPhone's external speaker does OK, but is clearly not up to the task if you have to raise the volume in a hotel room.

Altec-Lansing to the rescue; the diminutive iM207 works flawlessly in this regard. All the previous reviews are correct -- it is unnecessarily challenging to load the batteries and turn the thing on and off and there is no glowing LED to confirm power status, nor is there any way to run the speaker from an AC source.

All that aside, the iM207 does a great job at reproducing podcasts -- or any other source where you're not looking for top-notch sound reproduction. Since I'm a bit of an "audiophile snob" I never listen to music via this speaker and always default to my high-end headphones for this purpose. Why? Well, the size dictates that there is no actual bass to speak of, the frequency range is limited (but well-suited to the human voice), and there is (of course) no stereo effect whatsoever.

Battery life seems to be good; so far I've used one set of AAA batteries (it takes 3) and have used the speaker for over 24 hours (in 2 hour bursts).

How would I improve the product? Well, it would be nice to have battery replacement and the on/off switch be both more intuitive and positively actuated. I'm not sure I need an LED to confirm the power status, given that I turn the speaker off while my iPhone is playing to confirm that I've switched it off completely. It would be nice, I think, to have a small case to protect the little guy when I toss it into my suitcase...

Beyond that, I think this is a great little speaker at a nice price, that does quite a good job when used appropriately. It does NOT go to eleven, but is, nonetheless, highly recommended!
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Mich on October 29, 2007
I was skeptical that one single small speaker could sound good, but really wanted a portable speaker for my Zune and it was Altec Lansing which is a brand I trust. Sounds great, still not sure how one little speaker can sound so clear and loud.
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33 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Paul Geffen on December 25, 2007
Tough, small speaker. It's hard to open the case to install the batteries, and it's hard to turn it on and off. But when it works, it's fine.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Dufus on February 3, 2010
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Altec forgot to include the rubber thingy you use to open jars. That's the only way I was able to turn it on and off. Who was the idiot that designed this? The sound is not bad, once you can get it on.


I got tired of breaking my hand trying to get this thing on, so I fixed it. Here's how (this might void your warranty!): Take the sharp tip of a utility knife and gently pry the grill off. It comes off pretty easy. Then take the tip of a very small flat-blade screwdriver and from the INSIDE of the silver ring, work around the ring and gently pop it off. You'll see after you remove the grill how the switch works and how it lines up. Next you find three or four small "nubs" on the black ring area of the speaker. These stick out just a little (I assume to give tension) take a small file and gently go over each nub once. Just barely file them. Then, because I had some, I took a Q-Tip and put a little white lithium grease and coated some of the speaker ring area. Then you line up the black switch line on the silver ring with the "off" on the speaker and snap it back on. Then paying very close attention to the "cutout" on the grill (the cutout goes over the switch area) gently push the grill back on. Wow! What a difference! (Your milage may vary)
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Dred242 on April 29, 2009
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I picked up 2 of these speakers for my kids to use with their iPods. The speaker turns on/off by twisting the silver ring which runs around the entire top of the speaker. It's hard as hell to twist!!! It feels like your gonna break it if you continue twisting with full strength! Once turned on they sound great. I'm a 45 year old man with a pretty good grip and even I find it hard to turn on/off. Because of on/off issue my kids no longer use these speakers. Don't buy this product!
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By pat b. on July 17, 2008
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It is a nice little speaker but our hope was to use it to listen to audio books in the car. It does not have quite enough power. With the MP3 player turned up to full volume, you can just barely hear it without straining even in a new car in ideal road conditions. I do use it on the deck to listen to books and it works great there. The mono speaker makes for poor music quality but that was expected.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Paul Chiu on November 30, 2007
the sound is very loud, even in a 20'x16' room with 10' ceilings.
so, use it in a conference room at work or at starbucks with your iPhone or iPod.

there will be zero bass for rap songs, but vocals, country, and even solo piano can sound wonderful with the im207. i played beethoven's 5th symphony 1st and 3rd movements recently and the sound was quite accurate, just do not turn the volume of the iPhone pass 8/10. für elise sounded wonderful with the tiny speaker and even moonlight sonata was enjoyable. so, if you don't mind buying fresh aaa batteries every 2-3 weeks, get this tiny speaker. it will sound way better than the internal iPhone speaker, for starters!

i actually prefer this over my apple hi-fi as it has an excitingly bright sound and the hi-fi can be heavy in the mids. for the road, the im207 cannot be beat. it is way better than those that sits on top of iPods and much smaller than the smallest panel speakers.

it seems tough too as i have already dropped it 3 times...

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