Earlier this week I had the chance to sit down with Adrian from Altec Lansing to talk about their new iPad dock, the Octiv 450.
After playing around with it for a few hours I am going to have to admit, I really like it. It is a great accessory for the iPad, not only does it have great stereo audio, the very design aids to the devices over all functionality. Like many people I primarily use my iPad for two things, when I am on the go or as an extra monitor when I am working. I found the dock to be perfect for the latter, with its relatively small footprint, it easily fits on your desk or kitchen counter without getting in the way. Once your iPad is mounted in the dock it holds your iPad snugly in place, while keeping it charged. It also lets you view things in either portrait or landscape mode, and comes with a remote so you can pause, fast forward and rewind video and music content.
Over all the simple, yet intelligent design is a great accompaniment to the iPad and really helps showcase the devices entertainment capabilities.
The Octiv 450 will be available by the end of this week for £129.99