Altec Lansing MIX Boombox promises input confusion

Aug 28, 2009
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It's hard to imagine the sort of arguments Altec Lansing's MIX Boombox iPod speaker system might inspire, hooked up to so many different PMPs as their eye-catching press shots suggest.  The chunky boombox not only has a universal dock for your iPod, iPhone or iPod touch, but dual aux-in ports, a digital FM radio and a side-mounted 5.25-inch subwoofer.

There's also a nifty little remote with both a clip-fastener and a slot-in nook on the boombox itself, plus grab-handles and the ability to run for 30 hours from eight D-sized batteries.  Altec Lansing have thrown in "Fierce bass" and a 7-band graphic equalizer, together with a cellphone mode which automatically pauses the music should a call on your iPhone come in.

We're not feeling the style, which strikes us a little too "try hard", but if you're looking for a portable speaker system with more inputs than sense, then the MIX Boombox may fit the bill.  It's on sale now, priced at $299.95.


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