updated 03:25 pm EDT, Wed September 21, 2005
Altec Lansing iM5
Altec Lansing on Wednesday launched the , a travel-friendly mobile audio dock that provides speakers for listening on the go. "You get big sound with special bass enhancement in a package small enough to tuck in a backpack or suitcase, plus a variety of updates to the original inMotion product that ranks as one of the best-selling accessories of the iPod economy." The speakers contain four full-range micro drivers powered by a highly efficient Class D amplifier, plus patented MaxxBass technology that enhances the low frequencies without the need for a subwoofer. It also provides a composite output for viewing photos on a TV. A subwoofer output connection on the back of the unit enables the addition of a subwoofer. When no electrical outlet is available, the device can run on battery power for 24 hours. The inMotion iM5 Mobile Audio Dock will be available in consumer electronic stores in late September for €150.