Reviews and Problems with Altec Lansing Octiv Stage MP450
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Michael Y., Newegg
5 October 2015
Summary: I bought this three years ago for my wife and it's still going strong. She discovered Pandora and this has become her music system. Even better, she uses it all the time for Face Time. She keeps it in the kitchen and also regularly uses it for Food Network recipes and demos.
Pros: Versatile, charges well, remote, good sound
Cons: Not a lot of volume; remote range somewhat limited. A little hard to turn on.
Summary: Understand that this isn't a sterophile audio set up and you won't be disappointed. I purchased this for my wife and my one worry was the inability to work beyond iOS 4.5. We have been updating continuously and it has always worked well.
Pros: Excellent set up for charging iPad 3 or older. this would be a nice set up for watching a movie, reading a cookbook, or music in a smaller place.
Cons: Speakers are decent but distort once the volume gets too high.
Summary: Altec Lansing used to be a good company. I guess all go downhill when they get arrogant. NewEgg should stop carrying their products, refurbs included as Altec won't support or honor their warranties.
Pros: None - doesn't work
Cons: Won't play audio. Lansing support doesn't exist. Go elsewhere. Lansing support is non-existant. 800 number only available three days a week, and all browser links to customer service broken. They don't care. They don't want to know. Facebook has legions of people complaining about poor customer s...
Summary: Considering the lack of compatibility with current models, I'd have given this one a pass if I had known.
Pros: Inexpensive, sound is fine for kitchen.
Cons: Remote is non-functional it iOS 6. There doesn't seem to be any plans for an update. I wouldn't care much about the remote, but the built-in buttons are clumsy to access while docked with an iPad
Summary: There's a reason this thing is so cheap compared to other charging iPad speaker docks -- if I could give ZERO eggs I would.
Cons: Apparently there's a known compatibility issue with this product and iOS 5+ where a docked iPad will charge but not play sound through the dock. Some customers have reported that they were told the product would not be getting an update to resolve the issue and to work around it by using an auxil...
Pros: worked good until i threw box out.. now im stuck with it.
Cons: Loved it.. then it stopped having sound... I tried diffferent Iphone and Ipad is the unit.. Very disappointed .. its now an oversided charger! since i dont have the box im stuck with it. very upset
Summary: These docks are a good value and let you experience the benefits of what a decent dock can do without having to drop 300 to 500 dollars on a really good dock. While not as good sounding or as powerful as the high priced docks, they have good sound and get pretty oud without the cost.
Pros: I bought two of these during a good sale. I got each dock for 39.99 with free shipping. We use one dock in the kitchen with an iPad one, and the other in our bedroom with a 3rd gen iPad. In the month or so we've owned these docks we haven't had a single issue with either of them. The sound is pre...