Summary: The Altec Lansing inMotion iMmini does the job, if you're not too picky about sound quality and don't want to play it loud. I like that it is powered either by batteries or AC. Unfortunately, the unit turns itself off when not in use, even when plugged in, so don't expect to use it with your iPod as an alarm clock. That is a good feature otherwise, especially when on battery power.
Summary: I bought this on sale for $27 USD and free (fast) shipping. This price point colors my review. Smart fold-away design, intelligent auto-off feature, compact, sturdy feel, nice set of international plug adapters and accessories, (flat, mid-rangy speaker sound is the predominant weakness).
Summary: This set of speakers for the iPod mini is very portable, and works well in a small space. The sound is not powerful enough to really blast, though, and at the high end of the volume the music is a bit distorted. If you don't need big sound, it works well. I also like how it recharges the iPod when the speakers are plugged in.
Summary: Given the fine name of Altec Lansing in electronics, I was pleased to find this unit. After a extensive search of similar models, I chose this because of design and fuction. I wanted a source for music while on my balcony. Without a power-source out there, the unit had to be battery powered (4AA's) as well as ac. The only "variable" I did not checkout was sound-quality. This is where this unit suffers. The iMini plays passibly only at half volume.
Summary: I wish I had gotten the larger system instead of the mini,but far from being dissapointed the sound quality is good.If you are traveling ,these are your choice.Small,easy to stow ,and you have sound.Take's battery's and come's with every converter for international travel.I like it.
Summary: This system is certainly better than the JBL onstage docking speaker system, however it also has its drawbacks. Pros: very compact, user friendly, portable. Cons: eats batteries, lacks a remote, sound quality is average. If you can afford the Bose ipod base speaker, you'll love it. It's worth the extra cash. Sound is incredible. Comes with a remote the size of a credit card. I have all three...the Altec Lansing is better than JBL, not as good as the Bose.