Altec Lansing Announces iMmini For iPod Mini

Altec Lansing Technologies announced Tuesday the debut of iMmini., a portable audio system designed specifically for users of Appleis iPod mini.

The new sound system features digital amplification, high quality neodymium micro drivers, and MaxxBass technology. In addition, the iMmini is 41% smaller than the companyis flagship product, inMotion, at 7 inches by 4.4 inches by 1 inch.

The unit features two 1" and two 18mm neodymium micro drivers encased behind perforated aluminum grilles. An onboard 4-watt Class D digital amplifier provides sound with nooutside power source needed. Four AA batteries can power the inMotion mini for more than 24 hours, the company said.

The unit allows for insertion of the iPod mini into a front-mounted docking bay. As with inMotion, iMmini gives iPod mini users complete control over data transfer and synchronization, even taking advantage of the auto-shutoff and alarm clock features. It also recharges the iPod as it sits in the docking bay when the AC power is supplied. Top-mounted controls on the iMmini provide easy access to on/off and volume.

The inMotion iMmini portable audio system will be available in late summer for a suggested retail price of US$129.95.