updated 11:45 am EDT, Wed August 2, 2006
Altec Lansing unveils M602
Altec Lansing today introduced the M602 (site not updated), its new high-end home speaker system for use with Apple's iPod. The M602 is "Made for iPod" certified, and features a universal MP3 cradle that creates a stage-like docking system to accommodate multiple brands of players. The accessory is roughly the size of a laptop, and features composite video output that allows users to watch iPod videos on a connected TV. A control panel supports easy adjustment of treble and bass, while LED indicator lights behind the grille provide instant visual feedback of these levels coupled with master volume. The device ships with a wireless remote that offers play/pause and forward/backward capability. The M602 is priced at $200, and works with any universal dock-compatible iPod. Altec Lansing is also offering a free wall mount kit via its website.