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Altec Lansing debuts new inMotion speakers: iM4

updated 12:00 pm EST, Thu January 6, 2005

New iM4 inMotion speakers

called the iM4, which it says can transform any brand of MP3 or CD player from a private in-ear listening system to a public one. "Small and lightweight enough to stuff in a briefcase, the inMotion iM4 is a one-piece system with two speakers on either side of a 4.5" x 5" no-skid rubberized platform that holds a music player of any size firmly in place. The speakers stand nearly vertical when the system is in use, then fold down to platform level to form a flat surface slightly larger than 5" x 10" for easy storage or travel." It features a 4-watt Class D digital amplifier, which powers four 1" neodymium micro drivers and offers clear reproduction over the entire frequency range.

The iM4 also features MaxxBass technology, a unique retractable cable used to connect the user's music player to the iM4, and an auxiliary input jack (for a second audio device). The black rubber overlay that covers the platform and matching protective aluminum grills that encase the speakers are designed to complement the color and texture of the leading music players. The iM4 runs on 4AA batteries (not included) and comes with an AC adapter and international plug-set that allows the system to be plugged into the wall to conserve battery power or keep the music playing between charges. The package also includes a power supply and carrying case. It will ship in February for $130.

by MacNN Staff





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