Altec Lansing serves up angular Octiv Mini iPod / iPhone sound system
byDarren Murph||June 22nd 2010 at 12:00amJune 22nd 2010 12:00 am
We know -- you need another iPod sound system about as bad as you need another mortgage, but why leave any one room lacking, right? Altec Lansing has cranked out a rather unorthodox looking device this fine evening, certified to play nice with iPhone and iPod and deliver soothing jazz to whatever ears are fortunate enough to get close. The Octiv Mini (M102; $59.95) is yet another iPod / iPhone alarm clock, though this one ships with the Alarm Rock app in order to customize one's wake-up tunes from their bedside. Full specs should be popping up in that source link momentarily, and it'll ship to the last five remaining Americans who actually need one of these type devices in July. %Gallery-95971%
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SMALL IN SIZE, BIG ON SOUND: ALTEC LANSING INTRODUCES NEW OCTIV MINI MULTI-FUNCTION AUDIO DOCK
Altec Lansing Octiv Mini Delivers Exceptional Audio Quality Plus Free Full-Featured iPhone
MILFORD, PA – JUNE 22, 2010 – Altec Lansing today introduced the space saving
Octiv Mini (M102) audio dock to give iPhone and iPod users a versatile way to charge
their devices while enjoying crystal clear sound. At home, in the dorm or at work, the
Octiv Mini pulls double-duty as a functional alarm clock when combined with the free
new Altec Lansing custom Alarm Rock app.
Whether charging up, rocking out or waking up, the Octiv Mini delivers the amazing
audio quality that is a hallmark of Altec Lansing products. Pound for pound, the Octiv
Mini holds its own against bulkier speaker systems, and is even more appealing when
considering similarly priced stand-alone chargers. Included is the free Alarm Rock app*
for the iPhone and iPod which acts as a full-featured digital alarm clock complete with
time display and an oversized snooze button. The Altec Lansing Alarm Rock app is
available in the iTunes app store as a free download. Users can choose to wake or sleep
to their favorite audio files and songs while enjoying a fully customizable interface to
match even the most eclectic taste.
"Because the Octiv Mini functions as a dock, a charger and an alarm clock with the
included app, it represents an amazing value that will be appreciated by those who will
not compromise on sound quality for a smaller footprint," stated Steve Schlangen, Altec
Lansing product manager. "Music is an integral part of life for many people and we're
making it easy for users to experience great sound in a small package or wake up
immersed in their favorite music."
Catch a Glimpse of the Mini at 2010 Vans Warped Tour
The Octiv Mini, along with select products from Altec Lansing's line of premiere audio
equipment, will be travelling throughout North America with the 2010 Warped Tour
kicking off in Los Angeles on June 25th. Fans are encouraged to stop by the Altec
Lansing tent to experience first hand the decades of musical experience and heritage
Altec Lansing injects into speaker products. Exclusive acoustic performances, autograph
signings and fan vs. band Rock Band contests will be hosted all summer long at the
Altec Lansing tent. Additionally, the Altec Lansing stage will host a variety of up-and-
coming acts from the mainstream to the underground.
Octiv Mini features include:
Listen without interference – Certified to work with iPhone and iPod
Modern minimalist design for any space – At approximately four inches wide
and five inches deep, little room is needed
Audio Alignment™ – Altec Lansing's expertise ensure that drivers, enc
and electronics are balanced for optimum sound.
For additional specs and images go to: http://www.alteclansing.com/M102
Availability and Pricing
The Altec Lansing Octiv Mini audio dock will be available in July 2010 at retailers such
as Best Buy and www.alteclansing.com. MSRP is US $59.95. The Alarm Rock app is
available now for free at the Apple iTunes store.