Altec Lansing debuts portable audio for iPhone, iPod


Altec Lansing introduced the newest member of its inMotion family, the inMotion Classic (iMT620), which works with iPhones as well as iPods and includes an FM tuner (non-HD, however). Based on the iM600 — one of the best-selling portable iPod speaker systems ever — the inMotion Classic offers advances in portability, audio performance and, of course, iPhone compatibility.

Compact and lightweight, the inMotion Classic folds to the size of a small book. Its clever multi-function handle serves three important roles: swing up for grab-and-go transport, swing back as a kickstand and swing under to stow away and turn off the battery.

“Works with iPhone” certification means interference-free listening, eliminating the need to switch the iPhone to airplane mode. iPhone and iPod devices are automatically charged when the inMotion Classic is plugged into a power outlet.

The remote control features full menu navigation for iPhone and iPod, allowing users to browse artists, songs and playlists directly from the remote. The high-contrast LCD always lets you know the song details from afar.

The iMT620 will be available in mid-September at Best Buy, Apple retail stores and,, Toys “R” Us and other leading consumer electronics retailers, as well as at MSRP is $149.95.