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Altec Lansing inMotion iMV712 Review

Price: $349.99


One of the things I most enjoy about buying a new product is the feeling you get when unwrapping and holding your shiny, new gadget. An even greater feeling is experienced later on down the road when you buy your gadget, and the now sullen, less shiny gadget gets new life.Since the release of the first iPod in 2001, we have seen many models come and go. We witnessed them go from no color to color, from small to big, and from photo to video. With each new iPod model came massive amounts of extra peripherals made by a countless number of companies, designed to enhance your experience when listening to or watching your iPod. And now a couple of months after I purchased my new, shiny iPod, I find myself looking for a way to rekindle the magic this little gadget once held. I had always enjoyed listening to my music and watching my movies and shows, but that was all I was doing. Listening and watching. It was time to find something that would enhance these activities and restore the iPod’s charisma. Well, I wasn’t the only one looking. Altec Lansing searched as well, and when they couldn’t find it, they made it, and introduced the inMotion iMV712 portable audio system. But is this enough to renew the broken relationship?

"Altec Lansing is a leading manufacturer and marketer of high quality computer and home entertainment sound systems, and a line of headsets, headphones, and microphones for personal digital media. "Today the whole world is going digital. It's the most sweeping technology trend since color television or the internet. As you might expect, Altec Lansing is ahead of the curve. We've been designing and manufacturing digital powered audio systems for PCs and portable audio devices for more than a decade. And like no other company, we're producing sophisticated, third and fourth generation products in all price ranges that complement the style and electronics of the most advanced PCs, TVs, iPods, portable audio devices, smartphones, and entertainment centers - enhancing all these digital systems with sound quality that everyone can enjoy."No matter how advanced digital technologies become, we know that great sound will always be essential. Whether you need exceptional solutions for home, on the go, or personal enjoyment, you can count on Altec Lansing to deliver them."


Closer Look:

On the front of the package is a large photo of the iMV712 in action. The picture allows you a glimpse at how your favorite music videos will look on its built-in LCD screen. The amount of features this device has is more than enough to fill the back of the box, and they did. The backside sports a nice profile shot of the iMV712 and details all the features it includes.



Altec wasted no space on this package, and made all viewable sides attractive and informative. The top has the same profile picture, but larger, and lists the remaining specifications and extras. The side incorporates information regarding the iPod compatibility and the contents of the package.



The opposite side panel is accompanied by a picture of the iMV712 in a bedroom setting. Once again the main features are listed. After removing the device from its box, you will notice that Altec took great care to insure a safe delivery. The main unit is carefully wrapped in a lint-free cloth and then surrounded by plastic and tucked between two Styrofoam blocks.



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  4. Installation & Configuration
  5. Specifications & Features
  6. Testing
  7. Conclusion
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