Altec Lansing inMotion IM500: A good-looking speaker dock
9 June 2010
Summary: A friend came on holiday and set up one of these to entertain us in the evenings. I was looking for a loudspeaker solution for my own iPod and, although I wasn't familiar with the Altec Lansing brand (an American company) I really liked the styling as well as the sound quality. It runs either from mains or internal rechargeable batteries which last a reasonable time.
Pros: excellent sound and good portability
Cons: Full function may depend on your iPod / nano / IM500 version
Summary: I decided on Altec Lansing because their speakers are used on my home computer and provide good quality sound, and the actual model I chose because of its compact and sleek size. For me the speakers are only used on an average volume and are rarely tested on their maximum capabilities, however when they first arrived I did test them out and found that there wasn't much noticeable distortion which was a good thing. Generally the bass sound is very good from them as well.
Altec Lansing inMotion IM500: Very good IF you don't need a charger
7 March 2009
Summary: This speaker dock looks great, its slim, small and when it is not in use it is very unobtrusive. The whole thing can be folded up and tucked away in its carry bag and as it can use AA batterries as well as a mains lead it is very portable. Sound quality is very good, with a great range with fantastic bass which is incredible given the size and width of the unit. There is no crumbling of sound quality as volume increases.