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Altec Lansing Technologies IMT227 OrbitM Ultra Portable Speaker

4.1 out of 5 stars 151 customer reviews
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Altec Lansing
  • Model Number: IMT227
  • Battery Average Life: 24 Hours
  • Color: Black

Product Description

Ultra protable speaker lets you share your music anywhere

Product Information

Product Dimensions 6.1 x 7 x 2.9 inches
Item Weight 8 ounces
Shipping Weight 12.8 ounces
Manufacturer Altec Lansing Technologies
ASIN B006KZ0R1Q
Item model number IMT227
Batteries 3 AAA batteries required. (included)
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4.1 out of 5 stars 151 customer reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #2,458 in Electronics > Accessories & Supplies > Cell Phone Accessories > Portable Speakers & Audio Docks > Portable Bluetooth Speakers
#2,666 in Electronics > Home Audio & Theater > Wireless & Streaming Audio
#3,340 in Electronics > Home Audio & Theater > Speakers
Date first available at Amazon.com December 5, 2011

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Altec Lansing Technologies IMT227 OrbitM Ultra Portable Speakers You cannot go wrong purchasing this speaker. For the price, it's got the best sound you could ever expect. However, I must mention that it won't work with my wife's AT&T F160 Cell Phone by ZTE. I have NO idea why, so I won't blame the speaker. It could be the phone - who knows? The phone has the same physical standard 3.5mm stereo output receptacle, and stereo headphones work with it, so whatever. This speaker works with our iPods, both 2G and 4G models. It's also supposed to work with iPod nano, classic, various generations, iPhones, laptops, music-enabled phones, and MP3 players with a 3.5mm stereo jack. Obviously, it's combining both channels into one. There is actual bass to be heard, which is quite surprising for such a little unit. Ignore the dimensional specifications provided with the product description. That's only the package size! The actual unit dimensions are diameter of 3-3/8", height is 2-1/16" and the speaker itself is about 1-3/4" diameter. I might be off by a 1/16" at most on these measurements. No volume control at all - just an On/Off power switch on the side. At only 8 inches, the cord with male 3.5mm plug is quite short, but that's probably so it can be snugly stored underneath the base, which it very handily does. Comes with a carry strap, like you get with cameras, attaching the same way they do on cameras, on the opposite side of the power switch. It has four little rubber pads on the bottom side to absorb any vibrations you might create with it. The instructions recommend the user to set maximum volume output on your music device to 85% (or something near that, anyway). A very good suggestion!Read more ›
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I've been looking for a good (3.5mm headphone jack) compact speaker system for quite a while now. I have a ipod,iphone,and Kindle Fire that I save music on. I'm on the go alot and just wanted something good for my mobile office and my hotel room that I seem to live in most of the time. I was not sure of going with a single speaker or trying a dual system. I did my research on both and after reading many customer reviews on different units I decided to get TWO of these. They sound great on their own, but I made them SOO much better by purchasing a 3.5mm stereo to dual 3.5mm mono splittter and two 1.5 foot 3.5mm extensions. by doing this it solves both my problems... 1: that using only one speaker you dont get true stereo sound. 2: that the chord it comes with is to short for my needs. I used some heatshrink tubing and melted it over the connections on the extensions to the right/left ends of the splitter which holds the connections tight now. any 3.5mm extensions will work, just depends on your needs. The splitter I bought here on amazon, It is a HOSA STEREO 3.5mm PHONE(M)- TWO MONO (1-TIP and 1-RING)3.5mm (F),6 in. sold by Laboratory Music LLC for $3.99. the extensions were also from here and were Cables to go 40405 3.5mm MALE/FEMALE Stereo Audio Extension Cable,Black (1.5 feet/0.45 Meters) and were $2.99 each. All I can say now is WOW!!! I'm glad I did my research and I'm thrilled at how they sound. It fills the room with great sound and in a good compact design. I put velcro on the bottoms of each (to keep them together during travel) and found a small fleece bag to store them and the extensions and splitter in. I hope this helps those of you on the fence looking for a great compact design.
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By Rick on January 20, 2012
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Haven't had long, but wanted to clear up description. I couldn't find any differences besides the 2.5 adapter on the Altec Lansing website,and the IM227. In this description, it didn't say it worked for mp3 also. I hooked it up and it sounds real good. It is pretty loud. It says to turn off extra bass/equalizer. At first I turned it off, but switching back and forth to headphones, I turned the eq back on and turned the volume down a little. I haven't cranked it past 3/4, but sounds great. Played Aerosmith, Skynyrd, Jackyl, Stones and rock only, they all sound great to me. Stones had some piano that sounded good too.

It comes with batteries also, I am running rechargeables. Take a marker and draw a line on bottom, before taking it off, so you can line up easier, to put it back on. It comes in IMT227 packaging and instructions, but does say IM227 on bottom.

I really like this speaker, and will mainly use in garage, patio, bedroom, kitchen,and car trips. For me it is plenty loud for the money, and is a good buy. I like most was surprised by the loudness, but not like your home theater, of course.

Really like the portability, and being able to listen with mp3. Enjoy your music. Recommend.
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First I'll start out by saying I'm a little more critical than most when it comes to audio. I own numerous high fidelity speaker systems and have owned many iPod dock type speaker systems, including some from Altec Lansing. I own an IM9 and love it. I'm still convinced it's the best iPod speaker ever made considering durability, sound quality, and portability. I had been lugging my IM9 around in a disc golf bag for too long though. It's not light or small for something you'll be carrying on your shoulder for a couple hours at a time, so I started out in search for a replacement for this purpose. I already knew that Altec Lansing can make great portable speakers, so that's naturally where I started looking. The IM(t)277 seemed to be exactly what I was looking for. I ordered one to install into my disk golf bag (yes, I actually took this thing apart and made it part of my disk golf bag, pictures above). For anyone looking to install this speaker in something, it's very easy. You just remove the 4 pentagonal screws (these are the kind that are super easy to strip, so make sure you have the correct tool), cut the hole to the size of the plastic ring under the top, then put it together over what you're installing to.

Now for the sound quality. This is where a star was lost. Every review I read said that this thing was "loud". Compared to the speakers on your phone or laptop, yes, this speaker is loud. Compared to the IM9, or any other iPod dock I've heard, it's not. On my iPhone, I can only play it at about 70% volume before it does the crazy terrible distortion thing that all speakers that use the power from the iPhone do. Even at about 60%+ I can hear some distortion.
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