Reviews and Problems with Altec Lansing Octiv Duo - M202
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Altec Lansing Octiv Duo M202
19 April 2014
Summary: If you're looking for a compact, affordable speaker for your bedside table that charges two iPhone or iPods simultaneously, the Octiv Duo is well designed and offers reasonably good sound for the money.
Cons: Take away the iPhone apps and the Octiv Duo is a fairly basic iPod speaker; app doesn't automatically launch when you dock your device; circular remote control takes some getting used to.
Conclusion: It may not be an audiophile masterpiece, but the Octiv Mini M202, with its dual docks and free mixing app, may just inspire harmony in your multiple-iPod home.
Pros: Charges and plays music for two docked iPods. Free app mixes music from both iPods and lets you choose play time percentages for each. Simple design with a handy cubbyhole for the remote control. Full iPod navigation on remote.
Cons: Audio quality isn't bad, but distorts at high volumes. Music Mix app won't work for iPod nano or other non-iOS iPods.
Summary: There’s very little to dislike with the Altec Lansing Octiv Duo. It’s a solid dual dock system that’s priced competitively for anyone looking to add a speaker system to a small room. It’s also friendly to guests and simple to understand. In addition, the inclusion of the Music Mix and Alarm Rock apps alleviate the usability of the system significantly.