Everyone loves Apple's portable iPod digital music player, and taking music with you on the road can be a life saver. But you probably don't always feel like putting your headphones on, especially once your back at your hotel room--or if you're organizing the garage or simply making dinner. Altec Lansing has created a headphones-free portable listening alternative: the inMotion powered speaker system, the first portable audio system designed expressly for use with iPods.
With its compact design, ultra-low battery power consumption, powerful class-D amplifier, patented MaxxBass technology, and even a built-in iPod dock, inMotion gives you performance you'd never have thought possible from a portable audio system. inMotion features four full-range, custom-designed neodymium micro drivers (two per speaker) for clear audio output. Using principles borrowed from the professional audio world, inMotion also delivers incredible, natural-sounding bass at frequencies far below those normally possible from small speakers.
No bigger than a trade paperback book, inMotion turns your iPod into a platform for convenient, headphone-free listening any time, any place. Its sound quality rivals that of systems many times its size. Sleek in design like the iPod itself, the inMotion system matches the iPod color scheme and features a built-in docking bay located between its speakers.
When docked inMotion's iPod bay, your music player can perform all the same data transfer and synchronization functions possible via Apple's standard, free-standing iPod dock. inMotion even takes advantage of iPod's alarm feature to create a fully-functioning alarm clock that plays wake-up music of your choice--perfect for travel or dormitory use.
Other convenient features include a minijack .125-inch headphone jack for private listening; an auxiliary stereo minijack input for hookup with other audio devices such as portable CD players, laptops, older iPods, and other MP3 players (an interconnect for this purpose is included), and built-in, flush-mounted power and volume controls.
The secret to inMotion's strikingly deep bass is a combination of specially designed neodymium micro drivers and MaxxBass technology. Founded on the principle of the "missing fundamental," MaxxBass generates a specific set of harmonics in response to bass input; the brain then interprets these harmonics as the intended bass sound. The technique is used in commercial audio systems for restaurants, high-end retail environments, clubs, and other venues where exceptional fidelity is essential, but where large speakers or subwoofers are impractical.
inMotion's Class D amplification provides maximum sound with minimum power consumption. Smaller, cooler, and more efficient than other amplifiers, inMotion's onboard amp can support up to 24 hours of continuous playback on just four AA batteries (not included). For desktop or other indoor use, inMotion also includes an AC power supply that recharges the iPod anytime it sits in the inMotion docking bay.
What's in the Box
inMotion sound system, a .125-inch minijack-to-minijack stereo analog audio interconnect, a protective case, 10 GB/15 GB iPod docking spacer, a docking connector travel cover, an iPod-charging AC power adapter, a user's manual, a quick-connect card, and warranty information.
ALTEC LANSING inMotion -- The iPod is the hottest phenom ever in portable audio, and the inMotion is THE accessory you must add to your way cool digital audio player. inMotion combines surprisingly great sound with total mobility. About the size of paperback book, inMotion features tiny twin speakers. Each is fitted with twin custom-designed micro drivers that derive their power from a highly efficient Class D amplifier, for a full spectrum of pure, distinct sound. Add MaxBass technology to the mix, which delivers strikingly deep bass without a subwoofer, and you get incredibly well balanced sound. One Year Limited Warranty