Altec Lansing unveils five new speaker systems: iMT521 SoundBlade, iMT207 Orbit-M, iMT207 Orbit-MP3, iMT217 Nōbi, FX3020 SoundBar

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Altec Lansing has announced five new speaker systems for use with MP3 players, iPods, mobile phones, and PCs.

iMT521 SoundBlade Stereo Bluetooth Speaker

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Altec Lansing

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