Author: Colin Dean
Altec Lansing’s been around for a long time. Its speaker products are top quality and its new products are sure not to break that streak. This year, Altec Lansing showed off four major new products: an iPod dock, earbuds, 2.1 computer speaker set, and a chainable stage speaker for game consoles.
The inMotion Compact is an iPod dock with Altec Lansing’s premium quality speakers. It can be powered by an adapter or 4 AA batteries. It is shielded against mobile phone data signals, as are all of Altec Lansing’s devices these days. It has an auxilary input, as well. It will be available in February for $80.
Three styles of earbuds in the MuzxDNA series are now available for $20.
Octane Plus 2.1 speaker set
This 2.1 setup has a pair of tweeters in the top of its left and right satellites with the mid-channel underneath, hitting off the surface on which the speakers are placed. A set of controls are on the right for volume, bass, and treble, as well as an auxilary output for headphones. These are available soon for $78 and sound magnificent with the Led Zeppelin to which I listened as a test.
The Stage Rig is a speaker which can be daisy chained—both power and audio— to create a stage-like set up for video games like Rock Band and Guitar Hero. One can even set the speaker to e left channel only or right channel only for the authentic "this is my monitor" feel. Look for these soon for $99 each.
It’s been a while since ThinkComputers looked at some Altec Lansing equipment. Their lines have come a long way design-wise. Many of the designs nowadays are minimalistic and fashionable. We look forward to see some more Altec Lansing products come across our desks.