updated 03:15 pm EST, Wed March 29, 2006
Altec InMotion iM9
Altec Lansing today unveiled the inMoion iM9, which the company claims is "the SUV of portable iPod speakers." The hard shell enclosure combined with the backpack-style carrying case is designed for users with on-the-go lifestyles. The iM9 is roughly the size of a lunch box, and features a sleek black design with a rear kick-stand. The system includes dual 2 3/4-inch drivers with 1-inch tweeters, as well as MaxxBass technology. A built-in handle improves portability, alongside the ability to power the device via AC or batteries. The inMotion iM9 works with Apple's iPod nano, iPod mini, color iPods, and iPods with a dock connector. An Auxiliary input allows users to plug in other audio devices, such as CD players or portable DVD players. The inMotion iM9 portable speaker system is priced at $200, and is slated for shipment this month.