Summary: There are a ton of small portable speakers out there, including the new crop of bluetooth speakers. I keep coming back to this one for near field (up close) listening of quiet music. For some reason, Altec got it just right with the combination of standard 1 inch drivers and mini tweeters on this thing. Lasts a long time on 4 AAs. To my ears it sounds better than their larger and later offerings in this class. I gave up my ipod years ago and use this with line in only.
Summary: I use this with my Classic iPod. Sound is great and it was worth the money. I like to listen to music when I work much to the chagrin of my colleagues. Plays rock music but does not play rap. Good thing!
Summary: Sending the 2nd one back with same defect as first unit received. Works fine for first 30 minutes, then constantly shuts-off every 5 minutes or so. You have to repeatedly turn it back on. If it worked it would be a great little unit for travel ... perfect size, decent sound (for its small size), and reasonably priced. Sorry it's a dud.
Summary: I have had four Altec inMotion systems, and I think they are all very decent buys. Of them, I thought this had the least powerful speakers, but if you are using it in a normal home environment (not for parties, but just for listening with little other noise), it does a great job. It was made for the long-dead mini, but if you file down the two plastic brackets, it will take any dock-equipped iPod I can think of. It will not charge a modern iPod, too, which is a bummer.
Summary: We purchased this for my daughter's ipod nano. Initially it worked with her Nano, then the next day her Nano stopped working. We figured the audio system was not compatable with her nano. Apple will not stand by their warrenty if you use anything other than Apple products so we decided to return it. They received the product over 1 1/2 months ago(I had tracking on the package), I emailed two weeks ago and still have not received a refund.
Summary: Do you want a portable audio system? This one rocks! The sound quality is amazing for it's size. Not meant to be a party machine, but a personal high quality stereo. It works as a docking station and a charging system as well. Although this system was designed for iPods, it will also work with anything that has an 1/8" mini headphone jack, because it has an 1/8" mini input jack. Another nice thing about this is the AC adapter.
Summary: I was honestly expecting lower end sound out of the iMmini. When my wife opened it and turned it on, neither of us could believe the quality. Excellent speakers lacking only the deepest of bass and considering the portability, very worth the money. It takes AAA batteries (3 if i remember right) and has a wall plug as well.