CES 2006: Altec Lansing takes the iPod speaker system outdoors

CES 2006, MP3 players

Must admit to being heartily sick of seeing speaker systems for the iPod, but at least the iM9 from Altec Lansing has a bit of a twist. It is designed for outdoor types and to prove the point AL has kited out the model with shock resistant rubberised casing and made it splash proof. The speaker/recharge system is pretty much the same as most of its rivals, except that it boasts a video output -handy for video iPods – and it comes with its own rucksack style carry case. It goes on sale in the US in March for $199. There’s no news on a UK launch but AL are normally pretty quick at shipping things to Europe so we should see it by the summer.

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