updated 12:35 pm EDT, Mon July 17, 2006
Altec unveils iM500
Altec Lansing has unveiled its inMotion iM500, a thin and portable audio system for Apple's iPod nano. The wafer-thin design measures .67-inches thick, weighing just 12 ounces. The device charges as well as syncs the Nano while playing tracks, and features a foldable dock for easy carrying. Two custom, full-range drivers offer built-in bass enhancement technology, according to Altec, and the device can operate on either battery or AC wall power. The inMotion iM500 is priced at $130, and is expected to ship in the near future.