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Altec Lansing inMotion iM600 USB-Charging Portable Speaker System with FM Receiver for iPod (Black)

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  • Compatibility: iPod mini; iPod classic 3G, 4G, 5G, 5.5G, 6G; iPod nano 1G, 2G, 3G, 4G; iPod touch 1G, 2G; auxiliary input connects to any CD, DVD, or MP3 player using a stereo mini-plug
  • inMotion system offers big, crystal-clear sound for iPods
  • Dual 2-inch neodymium drivers optimized for high-frequency sound; Expanded Sound Stage (ESS) technology for greater stereophonic image
  • Distinctive thin and elegant glossy-black look to match iPod design; rechargeable battery offers 7 hours of continuous play; includes AC adapter
  • Measures 11 x 1.7 x 6 inches (W x D x H); weighs 2.1 pounds; 1-year warranty
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Technical Details
Brand NameAltec Lansing
Item Weight2.1 pounds
Product Dimensions11 x 1.7 x 6 inches
Item model numberIM600
Number of Items1
  
Additional Information
ASINB001IZYV2E
Best Sellers Rank #141,152 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight4 pounds
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableFebruary 16, 2006
  
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  • Brand Name: Altec Lansing
  • Model: IM600
  • Color Name: Black

Product Description

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With its well-regarded inMotion system, Altec Lansing has raised the bar again with the iM600USB, offering full play and chargeability for all iPod models with a 30-pin connector. Featuring a myriad of exciting technologies, the iM600USB offers big, crystal-clear sound, and it folds up compactly for easy portability.

The Altec Lansing inMotion iM600USB:
  • offers incredible musicality and clarity with deep bass;
  • folds up compactly to offer great portability;
  • provides a dock for your iPod, charging it while playing music; and
  • features a built-in FM tuner.


With Expanded Sound Stage technology, the speakers sound further apart than they really are for a bigger soundstage. View larger. View Remote.
Superior Sound in a Small Package
Employing dual two-inch neodymium drivers that are optimized for high-frequency sound, the iM600USB offers unmatched musicality and clarity. Despite its compact size, the bass is punchy and has good extension, and with Altec Lansing's Expanded Sound Stage (ESS) technology, the speakers will sound further apart than they actually are, for a greater stereophonic image.

Elegant Design Matches the iPod
The iM600USB sports a distinctive thin and elegant glossy-black look. A spring-loaded button deploys the speaker's stand and reveals the iPod dock, power button, and volume controls.

Your iPod perches front and center, resting at an angle to display the current track information and album art while recharging. If your iPod model has the alarm clock and sleep timer features, they will work seamlessly with the iM600USB.

Various docking adapters are included, making the iM600USB compatible with most iPods. Also, an auxiliary input lets you connect any CD, DVD, or MP3 player using a stereo mini-plug.

Built-in FM Tuner
If you get bored with the songs on your iPod, the iM600USB has a built-in FM tuner, letting you listen to your favorite music and talk radio. Near the top of the unit is an LCD that displays the current FM frequency; buttons on top provide tuning controls. The tuner also features a memory for four presets and a telescoping antenna for better reception.

Change the Music from Across the Room
A small remote control is included, letting you change the musical selection from across the room. A storage slot built into the system itself makes it easy to store the remote, preventing you from losing it behind couch cushions and other inconvenient places.

Take Your Music To-Go
With a compact size that folds closed to a mere 11 x 1.7 x 6 inches (W x D x H), and weighing only 2.1 pounds, the iM600USB is easy to take with you to the beach, on vacation, or wherever else you're going. The built-in rechargeable Li-ion battery lets you listen to more than 7 hours of continuous play. An AC adapter is included for connected listening and recharging the battery.

The Altec Lansing iM600USB is backed by a one-year warranty.

What's in the Box
iM600USB speaker system, wireless remote, iPod docking adapters, power supply, user's guide, and quick connect instructions.



The iM600USB will provide enough big sound to keep your party rocking.

Product Description

Listen and charge your iPod at home, office, or dorm with this stereo speaker with iPod dock and FM tuner. Got another digital media player? There's a connecting port for listening as well! The Altec Lansing iM600 sound system offers stereo sound from dual 2-inch neodymium drivers optimized for high-frequency extension (better highs, in other words). It offers more power and output than any other system in its class and, what's more, it features another Altec Lansing engineering innovation called the Expanded Sound Stage technology: ESS makes the speakers sound further apart than they really are, giving the user a heightened stereo effect. The iM600 also features a stereo FM radio and can double as a clock radio when plugged in to an electrical outlet (AC adapter included). It includes rechargeable Li-ion batteries and a wireless remote. And it syncs and charges all dockable iPod models. Input jack - For second device connection, including CD, DVD, and MP3 players Weighs only 2.1 pounds (0.9 kg) For 4G iPods; Compatibility: iPod mini; iPod classic 3G, 4G, 5G, 5.5G, 6G; iPod nano 1G, 2G, 3G, 4G; iPod touch 1G, 2G; auxiliary input connects to any CD, DVD, or MP3 player using a stereo mini-plug

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

The sound is good for a portable speaker. I like Altec Lansing since I was young. Read more ›
it fills a whole room without filling the whole building don't know how to explain with other radios you hear someone jamming out all over but with this thing the sound is… Read more ›
Its like that with an ipod or the radio. Sound is nice but I know its missing some of the music since the right speaker is so low. Also it sometimes wont charge correctly. Read more ›
I don't use the FM radio much as the reception isn't great but I think…I'm sure the sound isn't as good as a Bose but then again it's what, a half or third of the cost? I… Read more ›
It did charge my ipod nano, but will not charge my ipod touch, which doesnt necessarily bother me much. the sound quality is great, but ive noticed as it has aged that it… Read more ›
Moved this to my outside deck and bought a better quality Panasonic. Sound is decent but manufacture leaves something to be desired. Read more ›
I do like the case better on the…But for the price this is a good system to buy especially if you do a lot of traveling and want a good set of speakers to take with you. Read more ›
The sound quality is very good. Price was reasonable. As someone else pointed out, the radio is almost useless, getting no good reception. Read more ›
It takes up relatively little space on my bathroom counter. Also, the sound quality for the price, is amazing. This little thing works much better than any other product… Read more ›
Sounds superb and is very portable. Bought this second one for my son, Amazon price is very cheap!! Remote is a little flimsy but works most of the time, once you figure… Read more ›
She uses it all of the time. The price is great. I agree the Bose sounds marginally better but for a portable unit around the house and work this is awesome. Read more ›
Ours finally died after years of abuse at the pool, the beach, the lake etc. Portable awesome sound at a great price. Read more ›
This speaker system is very good. The design is nice and compact but the sound is very good as far as you do not resuest too loud. The FM radio is good as well and a… Read more ›
The folding design is cute, and Altec (Plantronics) does a clever job of marketing the device. But the sound is quite ordinary if you've experienced any number of "high… Read more ›
I listened to 2 different Bose systems, great sound, but my…Besides the great sound, the design is simple, sleek and not a focal point when your eyes move around a room. Read more ›
Received it as a christmas present last year. Great sleek design. I used my ipod Mini (yes, outdated I know) and it worked well (except as other users stated, you have to… Read more ›
- Performance (sound) is absolutly HORIBLE ! - Opening and closing unit fails and poorly designed Read more ›
I listened to all of the portable iPod speakers at BestBuy, and although…Great sound for a tiny unit, surprisingly good bass response, nice design, and FM tuner built in. Read more ›
If you bought this, for it's size it definitely has volume and low distortion. The bass was great for those tiny drivers in the cones. I can compare this to the logitech… Read more ›
The FM radio reception is better than the traditional wire, but I…More importantly, playing the ipod, I think the sound is tinny and there are no bass/treble controls. I… Read more ›
Its not like its…However, in my experience, good bass is only gotten out of really good speakers and this is just a basic docking system with better than average sound. B… Read more ›
Battery life is great. Good Bass. Good sound out in the open. Read more ›
Good sound quality, little distortion at high volumes. Decent bass. Was a little hesitant to purchase with a rechargable battery being the only option but has not been a… Read more ›
The sound quality is really poor. Right out of the box it sounds like it has a blown speaker, but it's jsut thtat it has really poor bass responce. The iPod jack worked for… Read more ›
The battery life works for me, but I normally don't have it unplugged for more than 2 hours. The volume is great, ranging from 1 to 40. 18 is great in the same room, and on… Read more ›
The sound, remote, and volume are excellent and the portability is very convenient. Docking station connection should be improved by using mor steel and less plastic...it… Read more ›
The battery life is great - not sure how long it lasts unplugged, but…The sound is good at reasonable volumes, even at the loudest I've had it, it still sounds pretty good. Read more ›
I hadn't used the unit on the battery as…I figured that the estimated 5 hours of battery life was probably under laboratory conditions continuous play at low volume levels. Read more ›
Radio has great sound, we have it in our kitchen and…It does get a little distorted the louder you go but you can't expect Bose quality for a little over a hundered bucks. Read more ›
The sound is clear, volume all I'd want and I love that I have the option of a radio too. Would definitely recommend it. Read more ›
This thing has all of the features I was looking for: SUPERIOR sound, portability, compact size, rechargeable battery, remote control, extra bass...and I wanted all of that… Read more ›
I dont know why people are saying this dock doesent work with the ipod touch 3rd gerneration…The sound is great for its size and the recheargeable battery makes it perfect. Read more ›
It's the perfect size for my home office. It sits on my desk and puts out great sound. Read more ›
I bought this a month ago, I listen to it every day, the sound quality is very good, the size of the speaker is about right, not too big, nor too small. it comes with FM… Read more ›
Sound quality is good and the size of the unit is perfect for my desk- it snuggles right in between and under my dual monitors. Read more ›
Works well for both voice and music plus is a good travel size. I think that it's plenty loud for my uses and sounds good at higher volumes. Read more ›
Worked great with my Ipod Touch 2nd Generation and it charged it while it was in use. The remote control was a nice feature as well. Great for the average listener who does… Read more ›
With the recent release of RockBox 3.2, you are now fully capable of controlling your RockBox from the remote control ("fully" as in all the functions on the remote of… Read more ›
The sound is quite good and in addition to charging the iPod, the im600USB also has a good quality FM radio with presets, a useful remote control, and an input for other… Read more ›
It's much more limited in the bass and ability to play loud without…My biggest disappointment, however, is that there's also not much lower midrange to fill out the sound. Read more ›
It also greatly lessens overall…The treble as well is clean and crisp but lacks any tonality making the unit sound even more tinny when coupled with the lack of lower mids. Read more ›
Weaknesses: -The bass response is not so great but it has decent treble and midrange. -Wish the remote had more functionality for navigating the Ipod. Read more ›
Great sound, great look, meets all expectations. Easy to set up, Absolutely no down side. Buy it!! Read more ›
Have purchased 3 of these from the same vendor. Easy to set up and sounds really good. Love it. Read more ›
Weaknesses: -The bass response is not so great but it has decent treble and midrange. -Wish the remote had more functionality for navigating the Ipod. Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

98 of 101 people found the following review helpful By J. Brock Angelo on May 5, 2009
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***** UPDATE: *****
It is July 2010. We bought this in April 2009. Yesterday all functionality stopped. The light shows up on the unit when it is plugged in, but it does not turn on. It will charge the iPods, but no longer plays music. The 1 year warranty has passed. I'd still recommend this product. My wife used it everyday. She carries it with her around the house. I would recommend getting the 2-year or 3-year extended warranty.
*****

I did the research on these a while back and was sure I was going to wait until I could get a Bose. After reading all of the reviews here, I decided to get this little guy.

We use it everyday. Actually, it is in use most of the day. We use it in the kitchen, in the living room when we're reading the paper, I took it with me when I was painting our old house we are about to sell and set it outside. The volume cranked great outside, and the battery lasts and lasts. Keeps my ipod topped up too.

The important thing for us is that the sound is good quality at low volumes (we have small children). And yes, it is perfect. Good crisp quality. The bass is not a subwoofer, but it is impressive how well it sounds coming out of such a tiny device.

Don't research any more products. If you need something that you can take with you just about anywhere and don't want to have to worry about plugging it in, and you want the sound to be great, and you want the device to look great - stop researching, stop stressing, just BUY THIS THING. You'll be glad you did.

We are.
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192 of 218 people found the following review helpful By cjw0219 on May 11, 2009
Please be aware of the following limitations:
1) It does not use over the counter batteries but rather a battery similar to a laptop so you can't simply insert new ones. This means that do not expect to be using it without an AC adaptor for more then 5 hrs
2) It does not support iPhone use
3) It does not recharge your ipod when running on battery power. So the amt of time you have without AC adapter is either 5 hrs or how long your Ipod will have play on its own batteries.
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72 of 79 people found the following review helpful By H. P. Bunaes on December 26, 2008
I listened to all of the portable iPod speakers at BestBuy, and although the Bose system (for $399) sounded marginally better - the Altec Lansing iM600 is amazing considering the price. Great sound for a tiny unit, surprisingly good bass response, nice design, and FM tuner built in. If you can afford to spend $399 go with the Bose, if you're cost conscious you could do a whole lot worse than this little wonder.
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39 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Michelle Williams on December 17, 2008
This item unlike the other iPod-friendly speakers that have an FM radio option, sounds really good! Not the transistor radio type sound and there is a subwoofer out jack input. I purchased it to take on vacation in August and have not been disappointed since with almost daily use. It sits in my office at work, which make it very useful to get the news stations and listen to music that suits my mood through out the day. It charges the iPod when it's docked and it operates on a rechargeable battery which makes it portable.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Terry on January 5, 2009
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I bought this product along with a iPod Touch 2nd generation. Yes, this device (iM600USB) does charge the Touch 2nd generation. When the package shipped (from Electronics Expo) I thought I was shipped the wrong product because everywhere on the box, it just had iM600. To check you have the 'Im600USB' look for it below the UPC code on the bottom of the box.

Once I was sure I had the 'USB' opened the box up, plugged it in, set the Touch, and it wasn't charging...ahhhh. Ok just as I was about to freak out I realised the AC plug wasn't proplerly plugged in the back, the suddenly the touch start charging! Whew!

The sound is fantastic. Was surprised how well it performed. I am so happy I purchased this item over the Bose and save $200!
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By E. Johnson on February 18, 2009
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Okay somewhat of an audiophile, Linn turntable, complete separates, amp, pre-amp, tuner, etc, M&K subwoofer, Celestron SLS6 speakers ...so i decide to buy this for my Ipod.....to listen in different rooms i work in. (yes, it is very portable). I listened to 2 different Bose systems, great sound, but my opinion they are not worth the $$$, other folks may differ. Besides the great sound, the design is simple, sleek and not a focal point when your eyes move around a room. I have the one in black. Built in re-charge battery is nice, the alarm function in the Ipod works quite nice and turns the unit on to wake from sleep or nap, and the FM tuner works well too. The remote is simple & basic. Even if you do not plan to move around much, you will find having it as an option with this unit is really nice feature...and also using the batter power (2.5 hours worth) is a nice option too.

Oh my sister came to visit for the weekend, listened to it and ordered one too....

to bose fans ..i have the music monitors (road trips) and the system 5 (two of them)...love the sound and yes...worth every penny...just do not believe they are there yet with the docking stations for Ipod.
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28 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Gloria on December 27, 2008
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I bought the im600 last year and it's great....the reason for my 5 star review....In December I ordered an ipod touch 2nd generation and the im600USB (the im600 will play but not charge the touch 2nd generation) Amazon shipped last year's im600 ....so if you order this BE CAREFUL and read the model number on the box before you open.
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