Summary: This unit has great sound and overall seems to be very high quality, but I wanted to post a review so others don't run into the same issue I did. When removing my iPhone, something caught and the connector bent. Now I have to prop something against it for the audio/charging connection to work. Be gentle getting your iPhone or iPod on and off the unit.
Summary: Length:: 4:51 Mins The Altec Lansing 612 is a nice choice for a portable ipod stereo. As the video shows it will work with the Ipod Touch, Iphone, and Ipod classic (among others). Positives- - Works with all models of Ipods (but NOT the Shuffle). It is important to note that a plastic insert needs to be added for use with the Iphone (see video). Without using the insert you will get an error message on your Iphone.
Sounds nice, iPhone 3G issues, and weird power connector
Michael W. Oliver "KT2T", Amazon
6 April 2009
Summary: This unit sounds pretty nice, if a little boomy, but this is barely noticeable. For it's size, it is heavy and stable on the table and I have no worries about it. If you are planning to wall-mount, be sure to consider the weight. As noted by others, I have had to order the iPhone 3G adapter from their web site, which is free but cost me $5 for shipping. Worse is that the adapter is currently back-ordered. Ugh.
Summary: If you need battery portability, get the LogiTech. If you just want a very good docking speaker system, get the Altec Lansing T612. Both work well with the iPhone 3G. You may get an occasional "Not meant to work with iPhone" message but it doesn't affect operation. Both have very good sound quality with the Altec Lansing seeming a little fuller to my ears. I think this is more of a preference thing.
Summary: Comments about Altec Lansing T612 Multimedia Speaker System: My question when I heard it was "where is the rest?" How such big sound comes from such a small unit? Only four stars because when I see the word system I think multiple speakers. And what the heck is transparent sound?
Great Sound & nice user controls - Docking a little dodgy
Amazon Customer, Amazon
13 June 2008
Summary: This is only docking/speaker product explicitly designed for iPhone that is currently available. It has great sound, good user controls, and is still compact for portability. No trace of interference from the iPhone but the docking action is not very tight and I have to place a foam rubber spacer behind the iPhone to get a reliable connection. As long as you remember to use such a spacer the unit rocks.
Excerpt: Buenos días queridos compañeros de Ciao, hoy me gustaría hablaros sobre mis altavoces para iPhone y iPod. Hay que decir que se trata de unos altavoces algo antiguos, ya que salieron al mercado hará unos 3 años. Empecemos pues: En su día me llamaron la atención porque fueron los primeros altavoces compatibles con el iPhone de Apple, hecho que hizo que me decantara por ellos.