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Altec Lansing octiv AIR

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Reviews and Problems with Altec Lansing octiv AIR

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Overall 2
2.0

Bad design

Anonymous, Newegg
20 February 2014
  • Pros: A reasonably good sound.
  • Cons: When the cheap jack for the AC adapter breaks, it will not work while plugged-in. When run off batteries, it will not charge any MP3 devices.
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Overall 2
2.0

Altec Lansing M812 Air Wireless Speaker System With Dock for I POD

Kenneth D. Thorne "Ken", Amazon
11 June 2013
  • Summary: I purchased one of these and after a while the Doc stopped working. I called Altec Lansing and was told the would not honor the warranty because it was not purchased from and authorized dealer. Be Aware!!!!!! I called many people but no luck. I will not longer purchase Altec Lansing products.
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Overall 2
2.0

Failure

Piscato, Amazon
10 January 2013
  • Summary: I purchased the Altec Lansing Model M812 wireless speaker system for a Christmas present for my wife from Amazon. The unit never would work properly. I followed the instructions exactly and had the transmitter/base within 20 feet of the speaker, unobstructed line of sight. The system would work for a minute or two and then loose sync. I tried all available channels. I am a ham radio operator, so I should know something about this sort of thing.
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Overall 2
2.0

Didn't work; would not sync

Paul Curran "Adjusting Fine", Amazon
4 October 2011
  • Summary: For $93 for Prime, this looked like a great deal to get a cheap Sonos like system. I bought two units despite the mixed reviews. I plugged in the unit and it worked for about 1 minute. Then the "No Sync" display came up. I am technically capable. I turned off ALL 802.11 wireless devices in my house. I manually set the RF signal as directed in the Altec manual. I tried to re-sync using the manual sync button on the dock. After about 30 minutes, I gave up.
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Overall 2
2.0

Don't Buy!!!!!!!!!!

Exposethetruth "doglover", Amazon
25 May 2011
  • Summary: The Unit sounded good when I first bought it but now never works. The Speaker unit and the docking unit never want to "SYNC". I read the manual, tried everything it said to correct to the problem to no avail. The manual said also if the volume is too high may not sync yet When working I had to turn it up higher or else couldn't hear it when in the next room which is an open kitchen next to the room unit was in. I feel like I threw $140 down the drain.
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Overall 2
2.0

Does not work with iPhone 4

Timothy Chestnut "Typhoon", Amazon
17 May 2011
  • Summary: Yes it does play songs in your list but most of its functionalities can not be used with iPhone4. Warning after every time I use the dock was an additional annoyance. In my book, it adds to "does not work" period!
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Overall 2
2.0

Bad bussiness

Alfonso, Amazon
15 March 2011
  • Summary: I bought this speaker from Amazon and it never worked...I live in Costa Rica and now return it back is more expensive than the Speaker. Do not buy one of this...
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Overall 2
2.0

Awful junk!!!!!!!!

G. Grieser, Amazon
5 March 2011
  • Summary: It seemed Altec had just what I wanted!!! I read the reviews and noticed users really praised the item or dissed it, with few in betweens. Now I know why. The first unit I ordered would not even power up, so I had Amazon send a replacement. It was there in two days, even before I sent the other unit back. I turned it on and it sounded great. I was really impressed. Then the bad news. The remote did not work.
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Overall 2
2.0

hours of christmas morning frustration.

high desert, Amazon
25 December 2010
  • Summary: looked like a good product, but would not sync,after hours of trying and a few christmas morning tears I decided to send it back.
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Overall 2
2.0

Sounds great, but the wireless feature stinks!

JCos, Amazon
7 December 2010
  • Summary: After shopping for a portable/small iPod stereo system, I decided to give the 812 a chance being it was for such a good price. Now I know why. The sound is great. The design is nice, although very heavy. I knew that I would not be transporting this around the house after realizing there were a few parts to move. Once I set it up, the "NO SYNC" came up pretty much immediately. I tried all 3 different station, but no luck.
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