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Altec Lansing inMotion iM600 USB-Charging Portable Speaker System with FM Receiver for iPod (Black)
- 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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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.
Top Customer Reviews
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.
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.
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!
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.
UPDATE AUGUST 5, 2009 -- After some patient waiting, I finally received a new, replacement im600 from Altec Lansing, so I must retract some of my criticism of the company's customer support. I think the fact that most of their communication is automated means that response time is sometimes slow. However, I must say, I was very appreciative that AL replaced a unit that I blew up by using the wrong AC charger cord. In addition, my unit was two years old. You can't ask much more of a company than that. Oh, and by the way, the speaker dock sounds terrific. I would rank it as among the very best electronic purchases I've ever made.
Because of this change in Altec's customer service, I would change the rating to four stars from three, but Amazon doesn't seem to allow that after you've rated a product.
UPDATE DECEMBER 27, 2010: I continue to be satisfied with this dock. Since Altec Lansing took care of the replacement until more than a year ago, the unit has performed flawlessly. I continue to be amazed by the battery life. The sound quality is unmatched in a unit of the price. It's a great product, and since Altec replaced the defective unit, I have to say the company is very responsive to its cusomter's concerns.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
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As the title reads, this unit is my standard for cheap docking stations. I own 5 or 6 of these if that tells you anything. Read morePublished 8 months ago by MAS1
Overall, good product. Use in yard for outdoor radio, connected to FIPO for bluetooth usage. Feel like sound quality is ok to good for size. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Karen
Shortly fater I purchased it, the iPOD connector stopped working. Altec Lansing customer service is really bad, so I couldn't find any help to activate the warranty. Read morePublished 18 months ago by L. F. Block
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This is a tried and true winner. I have had one for years and last year bought one for my son. Great sound and easy convenience.Published 21 months ago by Amazon Customer
After six years sitting on a screened porch in the tropics it finally died today. It played everyday for almost eight hours in very harsh conditions. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Patrick K. Neid