People who know good music know Altec Lansing. Yes, we are talking about the iconic American audio electronics company which has been connecting people to great music through its innovative audio products. Since its first breakthrough almost 90 years ago, whenever serious music lovers have wanted to get lost in sound, they show a strong preference for Altec Lansing products. For the uninitiated, this is the same company which worked closely with Apple in 2003 to create the first docking audio speaker for iPod devices.
Cut to present. Altec Lansing has debuted two innovative audio devices to make music listening easy and entertaining for everyone. The first device is a Bluetooth speaker, called the IMW140 Dual Motion, which carries an aggressive price tag of R1,999. The second product is the MZW300 Bluetooth headphone, priced at R3,490. Let us check out the finer details of these products.
IMW140 Dual Motion Bluetooth speaker (Rs 1,999)
Altec Lansing IMW140 is a lightweight, portable speaker that brings the party with you. Simply called the Dual Motion, it is wireless and Bluetooth-enabled, so that you can play music from your device or take calls. Despite its compact size, the Dual Motion produces powerful sound and takes the entertainment quotient higher with its effective audio output. With 2 x1.75-inch Neodymium drivers you are ensured of perfect crystal clear sound. The speaker has an impressive coverage area; you can change tracks from your Bluetooth-enabled device from up to 33 feet away.
Out of the box, the Dual Motion comes across as a lightweight device. The portable speaker also frees you to roam which means you will always have high quality sound near or far away from you. An integrated carry strap ensures maximum portability. Hook it onto your bike or the strap of you bag easily and listen to your music wherever you go.
I connected the Dual Motion to my mobile phone and a Dell laptop and was able to listen to crystal clear music. If you are listening to music and are interrupted by a call, then simply take it. The Dual Motion’s Bluetooth capability and internal microphone make talking on the phone easier. You can increase the sound impact of any compatible media player by connecting it with the Dual Motion speaker. This speaker comes with Aux-In compatibility and allows you to attach external devices to it easily be it a smartphone, tablet or laptop.
The powerful Lithium-ion battery packed into this small speaker allows you to enjoy up to 6 hours of your favourite music non-stop. Just recharge it and you are good to go.
MZW300 Bluetooth headphone (Rs 3,490)
Audio performance, high quality materials and performance in an ultra-comfortable design are the key features of the Altec Lansing MZW300 over-the-ear Bluetooth headphone. Its thick foam ear cushions and the headgear are designed to make you comfortable and take my word, you almost forget you are wearing a headset! It’s that light and comfortable.
The MZW300 Bluetooth headphone is equipped with large format 40 mm Neodymium drivers, an onboard microphone and song navigation/telephony buttons. This audio device will also let you enjoy hours of comfortable music listening while never worrying about missing a call.
Basically, the MZW300 is a pair of ultra-light Bluetooth wireless headset that gives you freedom to roam in comfort, no matter how long your playlist is. Complete with Bluetooth 4.1 and near-field communication (NFC) technology, you can pair and play without much fuss. With this Altec Lansing device, you can enjoy the power of freedom and flexibility, without scrimping on the audio quality upto 6 hours of wireless playback.