Reviews and Problems with Altec Lansing inMotion iM414
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What ritual do I follow?
27 March 2013
Summary: Bought this because the price looked good. Should have heeded the warnings in the reviews about not being able to get sound out of the Zune. When I plugged in my wife's Zune the first time, no problem; it worked right away and we both loved the sound. When we tried it the next day - NOTHING! No ritual I tried from any of the reviews could get a sound out the thing. I even tried my own Zune to no avail. Tried several different 1st steps or scenarios but no help.
Summary: I had an old Zune 30GB unit and bought this to provide music in our newborn's room. I was glad that I read the other reviews that stated that you need to have both the Zune and the inMotion unit on when you connect them because that's the only way you will get the audio to play. I wish that the remote would allow you to control more features of the Zune such as interact with the Zune menu. The audio quality is great.
Summary: This speaker system works very well for my 8gb zune. I recently had occasion to try it with a 30 and 80 gb zune, and the adapter didn't fit the 30gb, but it does fit the 80gb zune. Both of them would play, just that the 30gb was not able to use the adapter, which holds it up straight. The system is very compact and the sound quality is good, what you'd expect for the size.
Summary: I use almost every day! Speakers either quiet or loud. Works great with the zune but when turning on, make sure to turn system on with the zune shut off and plugged in to the set. turn the system on and then the zune. if not done that way, the system will not pick up the zune and it will not work.
Summary: 3 stars seems a little harsh since I do like this speaker system and I use it all the time, but I think the sound quality could be a little better. Having the battery-power option is nice, and if you plug in the speakers it will actually charge your Zune as it plays. Also, there's a little built-in wire FM antenna so you can get pretty good reception to listen to FM radio.
Summary: I read several reviews about this product and overall most liked the product, but one reviewer kept harping on the fact the zune does not fit properly in the dock. I thought he had a faulty unit, until we got ours. He was right on. The portability and sound overrides most negatives, but I really cannot believe a product made for Zune, which is superior to ipod, would be so, so sloppy in its design.
Summary: I bought this speaker solely on the past reviews. I wasn't dissapointed. It was a birthday gift for my husband's Zune player. I don't hardly ever purchase things online, but this product was well worth it. Great sound, pretty easy to work and it looks great on my husband's dreeser. I had never heard of this brand before, so buying it solely on the reviews was a little scary, but my husband loves it. It was worth the money too.
Good system for Zune owners, though there is room for improvement
Sean R. Ford "seanferd", Amazon
21 March 2010
Summary: I purchased this dock quite some time ago for use while showering. This is a great option for everyday use, it offers an FM radio, Zune compatibility, remote control, as well as auxiliary input via a headphone jack in the back. Overall I like the unit a lot while using with my Zune 120 (not HD). Really my only three issues with it are: 1) The Zune docking needs to be done in a specific order or I cannot get the dock to output audio.