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Altec Lansing Octiv Stage MP450

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Overall 7

Altec Lansing Octiv Stage MP450 Review

30 December 2010
  • Conclusion: The Altec Lansing Octiv Stage is one of only a couple iPad docks available on the market with speakers. The $149 price is a little steep, but considering there are few competing products out there, it’s simply the best you can get. We would like to see better remote capabilities in the future, and possibly an integrated subwoofer, if Altec can somehow find out how to make room for it.
  • Pros: Stylish design, Sturdy build quality, Decent sound relative to size, Remote control
  • Cons: Expensive, Limited controls on remote, Bass distorts at high volumes
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Overall 5

Altec Lansing Octiv Stage (MP450)

PC Magazine
19 October 2010
  • Conclusion: Slowly but surely, the iPad speaker docks are rolling out, and the Altec Lansing Octiv Stage (MP450) gets the physical design right, but lacks stellar sound or a useful remote.
  • Pros: Compact design. Excellent rotating docking arm allows for vertical, horizontal and even flat viewing.
  • Cons: Poor audio performance for the price. Remote control does not navigate the iPad well. Can't use alarm apps—even ones from Altec Lansing.
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Overall 9

Altec Lansing Octiv Stage MP450

14 February 2012
  • Summary: A fairly bare-bones unit with no real bells and whistles, the Octiv Stage MP450 delivers solid audio performance at a realistic price, with a very small footprint to boot.
  • Pros: Minimalist design suits the iPad visually, Surprisingly good sound from such a small unit, Achieves the aim of turning the iPad into a little TV
  • Cons: Minimalist not only in design, but in features too
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Expert Review

5 August 2011
  • Excerpt: Stand-up Performer Sure the iPad 2’s rolling Smart Cover kinda handily props up your iPad 2 in landscape mode. But Altec Lansing’s Octiv Stage not only lifts your Pad high and sturdy on its stand in a swivelling choice of landscape and portrait mode, but also adds a solid little speaker system below.
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Overall 8

Octiv Stage MP450 review

Macworld UK
12 July 2011
  • Excerpt: The Octiv Stage MP450 has the smallest footprint of the docks in our test but still manages to produce decent sound. While not as clear as the other docks, the sound quality is perfectly acceptable for both music and movie playback.
  • Pros: Rotating arm for portrait or landscape orientation, small footprint, auxiliary input
  • Cons: No USB connection, iPad covers speaker in portrait orientation
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Overall 8

Altec Lansing Octiv 450 review

Pocket Lint
21 December 2010
  • Excerpt: We've seen some brilliant custom iPad mod-jobs here at Pocket-lint that made the iPad into a nifty kitchen or bedroom based multimedia machine. But it's taken the manufacturers a while to clue on to the fact that we may want to do more than a Steve Job's style lounging session with our Jesus tablet.
  • Pros: Enhances iPad video playback by offering a nice clear sound.
  • Cons: Music playback isn't the greatest as it struggles with bass.
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Overall 8

Test: Altec Lansing Octiv 450

11 October 2012

Altec Lansing Octiv 450

10 September 2012
  • Excerpt: Conocida por la calidad de sus productos, Altec Lansing no ha permanecido ajena a la “fiebre iPad”, desarrollando productos para el ecosistema del tablet de Apple con el Octiv 450 , unos altavoces que también valen para el iPhone y el iPod y que no permiten disfrutar de calidad de audio con un sencillo manejo y a un precio, sino cargar el dispositivo.
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Altec Lansing Octiv MP450 review

29 May 2011
Overall 6

Test : Altec Lansing Octiv 450

Mac World.fr
15 March 2011
  • Excerpt: Avec l'Octiv 450, le fabricant Altec Lansing s'attaque au marché très sélectif des stations d'accueil pour iPad en oubliant malheureusement un peu ses origines qui ont fait son succès sur le segment des enceintes pour PC.
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