Altec Lansing Speaker System - iM-237

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This thing really livens up the bathroom...I gave one to my wife as she always has to plug her mp3 player into the main stereo in the family room, and then jack up the volume so she can hear it while she gets ready in the bathroom/bedroom (chicks!). Anyway, we have this sitting on the vanity, and her little Sansa Clip really pumps out the sound through it. The cord wraps around the bottom, and it came with a carry case. She loves it.

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Very nicely packaged and solidly constructed. That is all the pros I can say for this little gadget. Where do I begin with the cons? Let me think... 1. Lack of volume control. There is only one control on this unit: the power button. Whatever volume it outputs depends soley on the output device. 2. Uses AAA batteries. It is much more economical to use built-in USB rechargeable batteries, which is what virtually every other similar portable speakers use. 3. Expensive. These costs about 2 dollars to make. You can get these in China for about 7 bucks. Maybe without the "altec Lansing" logo, but you know that ihome and altec lansing just put their logo on cheap Chinese products and charge 10 times the price. 4. Sound is okay. The lack of volume control makes up for a lot of the frustrations because some devices and quieter than others, and some songs are quieter than others. And you cannot easily adjust for those. So, basically, if this was cheaper, say, $10, I can justify purchasing it. Otherwise this is just a waste of money.

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Great little speaker

by Ken on 12/15/2008

The sound from this speaker is very impessive. It is a little bigger than simular speakers but for the much better sound and volume output is is well worth it. I like that it came with a case and the cord stores niceley when it is not in use.

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Excellent portable speaker

on 2/15/2009

For a speaker this size, the performance is amazing. Sound quality is fine even at high volumes. Works well with my iPod Touch and MacBook Pro. It's great for taking on the road for listening or for delivering slide shows. Excellent value for the price. Two nits: If you're a big bass fan, this isn't your speaker. Of course, you shouldn't expect strong deep bass from a speaker this small. It does, however, perform well from low-mids through highs. The other nit is more important: the speaker's power button is easy to accidentally hit when the speaker's in its case, which of course wears out the battery. I wish Altec had used a slide switch instead of push button.

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The compact, portable Orbit MP3 speaker system is an ideal way to share your MP3, CD player, music-enabled phone or laptop tunes anytime, anywhere. Slip it out of your pocket or purse for an instant audio broadcast. Just plug and play, the incredible full-bodied, 360-degree sound will amaze your friends with its clarity and range. At the park, at a party, or just at your desk, it is a great companion for your favorite music device when you want a break from headphone wires or share your tunes with friends.


Manufacturer Altec Lansing
Mfg Part# iM-237
SKU 209389818
UPC 021986955801
UPC 14 00021986955801
Sales Rank 35226
Product Type Speaker System / Speaker System
Brand Name Altec Lansing / Altec Lansing
Manufacturer Altec Lansing / Altec Lansing
Product Name Orbit MP3 Portable Speaker System / Orbit MP3 Portable Speaker System
Manufacturer Part Number IM237 / IM237
Package Contents Orbit MP3 Portable Speaker SystemProtective CaseUser GuideQuick Connect Card / Orbit MP3 Portable Speaker SystemProtective CaseUser GuideQuick Connect Card
Limited Warranty 1 Year / 1 Year
Tech Specs
Controls Power / LED Indicator
Product Type Speaker System
Manufacturer Part Number IM237
Manufacturer Website Address
Manufacturer Altec Lansing
Product Name Orbit MP3 Portable Speaker System
Brand Name Altec Lansing
Additional Information 360 Degree Sound Field Battery Life Up to 24 Hours with 3 x AAA Batteries Rugged Design Integrated Cord Storage
Package Contents Orbit MP3 Portable Speaker System Protective Case User Guide Quick Connect Card
Power Source Battery
Standard Warranty 1 Year
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