Altec Lansing unveils five new speaker systems: iMT521 SoundBlade, iMT207 Orbit-M, iMT207 Orbit-MP3, iMT217 Nōbi, FX3020 SoundBar
Altec Lansing has announced five new speaker systems for use with MP3 players, iPods, mobile phones, and PCs.
iMT521 SoundBlade Stereo Bluetooth Speaker
The iMT521 SoundBlade features dual two-inch full-range high output speakers, full Bluetooth 2 A2DP compatibility, AVRCP two-way remote volume, mute and track forward/back controls, and a built-in echo-cancelling microphone.
It runs from AC power or AA batteries, measures 6.125” H x 11.125” W x 1.0” D, and costs US$129.95, available from November.
iMT207 Orbit-M and iM207 Orbit-MP3
The iMT207 Orbit-M and iM207 Orbit-MP3 ultra portable speaker systems feature Fusion360 technology to project sound in all directions, and have a custom-built 40mm speaker driver.
The iMT207 Orbit-M features a 3.5mm connector for iPhones and most MP3 players, with a 3.5mm-to-2.5mm adapter for most enabled music phones, while the iM207 Orbit-MP3 has a 3.5mm adapter. They run from AAA batteries, with up to 24 hours continuous play time.
Available from October, both priced US$39.95.
iMT217 Nōbi Speaker for Nokia XpressMusic Phones
We’ve already covered these speakers when they were shown off at IFA: “Small enough to fit in a pocket, bag or backpack, the Nobi portable speaker system weighs just 10oz. Connect to a Nokia XpressMusic phone (or other device) via its 2.5mm connector and you get what’s promised to be a ‘rich, clear 360-degree sound’.
Available in October priced US$39.95.
FX3020 SoundBar Speaker System
The FX3020 is a single speaker solution designed to be placed in the unused area beneath flat panel monitors. It features precision-angled drivers and built-in sfx (sound field expander) sound-widening technology, with XdB technology to enhance bass performance.
It also features a single in/out cable to minimise wire tangling and clutter, and a side-positioned auxiliary input and headphone jack for easy connection and access. A single knob gives access to all controls, including on/off volume and mute.
Available from October for US$99.95.
With the exception of the MT217 Nōbi speaker, which will definitely be sold across Europe, we have no firm details of UK availability or pricing at present.
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