Altec Lansing has introduced a new portable audio system designed for the Apple iPod Nano, iM300.
The system features an onboard 4-watt Class D digital amplifier, two 1 inch and two 18mm neodymium micro drivers encased behind perforated aluminum grilles, MaxxBass technology and measures in at 177.8 mm x 111.76 mm x 25.4 mm. The unit does not require an outside power source – Altec Lansing claims four AA batteries can power it for over 24 hours. When the AC power is on, the unit can also charge the iPod while it is docked.
Apple’s Greg Joswiak said “The iPod has revolutionized the way people listen to music and spawned a vibrant ‘iPod economy’ with hundreds of accessories designed specifically for the iPod. We’re delighted that Altec Lansing is bringing out another breakthrough accessory with the iM300 to provide a great sound system designed specifically for the incredibly successful iPod Nano.”
Although it is designed for the iPod Nano, the company says anyone with a CD player, MP3 player, laptop or other product can use the system as well via the auxiliary input. You can even listen to music via a separate device whilst charging your iPod at the same time.
The unit comes with a 3.5mm auxiliary input cable, an AC power supply and a universal power supply as well as a plug set for international use.
The product will be available in retailers as of October this year.