Reviews and Problems with Altec Lansing inMotion iM500
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Altec Lansing inMotion IM500
17 August 2006
Conclusion: Overall, the Altec Lansing inMotion IM500 is a solid product that is well suited to travel, thanks to its durability and ultrathinness, but you can squeeze only so much power from such a small speaker.
Pros: Very thin. Durable. Full sound for the size.
Cons: Sound distorts significantly as you approach top volume. No tone controls or volume indicator.
Excerpt: (1 items) (The following summary applies to both the Altec Lansing inMotion iM500 and the XtremeMac MicroBlast; see our full review at the link below.) Considering that better sound quality can be found for less money, and significantly better sound can be had for just a bit more money, you're definitely paying a price premium for compact size with both Altec Lansing's inMotion iM500 and XtremeMac's MicroBlast.
Review: Altec Lansing inMotion iM500 and XtremeMac MicroBlast
28 July 2006
Excerpt: (2 items) Much of the allure of the immensely popular iPod nano can be attributed to its diminutive size. Concealable behind or beneath a short stack of business cards, and weighing a scant 1.5 ounces, the nano exudes sleekness. Yet most travel speakers that work with the nano don’t match its slim design; rather, they’re designed to fit full-size iPods but include some sort of adapter or cradle insert for use with the nano.
Pros: Connects to computer via USB for syncing, Surprisingly full sound given the system’s size, Auxiliary input jack, Clever dock/stand design, Impressively thin, Compact system looks and feels sturdy, Secure dock cradle stores and protects nano during travel, Includes both black and white trim pieces
Cons: Docks with only iPod nano, Large AC adapter for such a small system, Dock/stand not very sturdy, No remote, Large AC adapter for such a small system, Audio somewhat tinny, Works with only iPod nano, Can’t connect to computer for syncing, No remote