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.