Take your iPod along to the shop and try before you buy.
6 September 2010
Excerpt: 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.
Excerpt: 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...
Excerpt: 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.
Summary: I think these speakers are great. Very compact and portable and come with a protective cloth carry bag. They were the cheapest speakers I could find at the time that are fully compatible with the latest iPod Nano version 4, i.e. they will charge your Nano while docked.
Summary: These speakers seem to be some of the best on the market for their price and fit a wide range of iPods - not just the nano as advertised. However, iPhones DO NOT mix at all well them - you get a message telling you that 'this device is not optimised for iPhones' and you may get interference.
Summary: I am delighted with my Altec Lansing iM500 v 4 speaker doc. I have a 4th generation ipod nano and this speaker has been produced for the 4th gen nano and charges while it plays. It is a small and very slim speaker that works both on mains or batteries.
Summary: This is a great product, good sound. The only minor issue was that on arrival they were damp and didn't work properly until dried out. Is this a message if you are intending to use them outdoors?