This set of high tech speakers could be easily mistaken as oversize salt shaker and sugar dispenser, but the Altec Lansing FX3022 Expressionist Bass is no kitchenware; it’s a full range desktop speakers with powerful long-throw subwoofers, designed to complement contemporary computer and monitor styles.
HP have announced two new multimedia Pavilion notebooks, the HDX16 and HDX18. Both have 2.26GHz Core 2 Duo P8400 processors, NVIDIA GeForce 512MB graphics and optional Blu-ray, together with HP's unique "imprint" casing finish. Inprint uses a combination of different colors, vacuum metalized and printed, which are then injected with resin to make durable, wear-resistant panels. The HDX16 has a 16-inch display and the HDX18 an 18.4-inch display; both are 16:9 aspect, the smaller a choice of 720- or 1,080 resolution while the larger is full 1080p HD. Each has flush-fitting glass and 300nits dual-lamp illumination.
Altec Lansing have unveiled a number of new audio systems, including a high-quality portable speaker dock for the iPhone 3G, a combination speaker dock, FM radio and clock (with color changing mood light), and a desktop speaker system with integrated dual subwoofers. The inMotion MAX Portable Digital Music System uses the company's proprietary ESS technology with XdB bass-enhancement and twin stereo speakers. It's fully WiFi and cellphone shielded, so can be used with the iPhone 3G (or original iPhone) without needing to flip off the phone functionality. Music is automatically paused if the phone rings.
The SoundBlade stereo Bluetooth speaker system is both a modem and a sound panel which feature dual 2” full-range high output speakers and full stereo Bluetooth v.2. That means it has wireless connectivity with most A2DP stereo Bluetooth phones and laptops. It’s equipped with AVRCP for two way remote volume, mute and track, forward/back controls all from a cellular handset. It has a built in echo canceling microphone and supports AC and battery power. It’s available now for $130.
Today, Altec Lansing is unveiling the inMotion iMV712 – an all-inclusive iPod Video entertainment system that offers clear sound and sharp video in the form of a mini-theater system.
The inMotion iMV712 provides high-quality audio with a built-in four-inch subwoofer and Stereo Field Expander Technology. The 8.5-inch high resolution LCD screen offers crisp, clear video, and a wireless remote makes controlling your favorite tunes even easier. It also offers a universal cradle for listening to other MP3 players and a full array of connectivity options, including RCA input and S-Video output. The cool curves of the iMV712 are designed to compliment any room’s décor, whether it be a kitchen, dorm room, or den.
One of the problems with getting most of your news in an aggregator is that when a site updates its look you sometimes never know about it - you've streamlined the process of reading, but missed out on some of the eye-candy on the way. Well, one of the sites on my blogroll, Gadgetell, turned one year old on the 9th October and, perhaps feeling the cruel onset of time, has relaunched and is sporting a great new design... perhaps even more excitingly, they're running a prize give-away every week until they run out of cool stuff. I can only assume that this means the contest will finish before they start handing out the office sink and their bedroom linen.
As of writing, the prize is an Altec Lansing iM7 iPod speaker dock, worth $249.99, and all you have to do is leave them a comment on the competition thread wishing them a Happy Birthday.
Love the new look, guys, and a belated Happy Birthday!
If you just read Rue’s review of the SanDisk Sansa e280, you’re probably wondering if there are or will be any accessories available for it. You can rest assure that Altec Lansing has partnered with SanDisk to create a lineup of accessories made for Sansa music players. The inMotion iM510 is a black docking speaker system that is every bit as sexy as the company’s Made for iPod lineup. It’s sexy, slim, dock, sync and charge the Sansa product line for less $119.95, available the week of October 9, 2006.
I had an opportunity to spend a brief moment with the inMotion at the Holiday Spectacular event in NYC. All I can say is if you’re the owner of a Sansa, the inMotion will make a perfect mate for it. More pictures after the jump.