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LiveSpeakR iPod Touch Speaker

LiveSpeakR iPod Touch Speaker

Posted on 25. Aug, 2009 by .

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This LiveSpeakR ultra-portable system is compatible with the iPod Touch and iPhone. It features a unique design, where the iPod carriage can change shape, supporting the iTouch in either portrait or landscape modes.

The LiveSpeakR is highly rated for the large amount of sound produced by a very compact set of speakers. It includes an internal, rechargeable battery – obviating the need for buying batteries, and helping offset the system’s price.

Your iPod Touch or iPhone connects to the LiveSpeakR by plugging in a regular headphone audio cable to your iPod’s audio jack, and connecting the charging cable to the bottom or your iPod.

The LiveSpeakR has a couple special features which will appeal to iPhone owners. It is shielded from cell-phone signals, meaning you do not have to put your phone in airplane mode in order to avoid interference. Second, the system also is helpful for use as a speaker phone, allowing you to amplify the iPhone’s sound and make hands-free calls.

If you’re looking for a unique, very portable iPod Touch or iPhone speaker, the LiveSpeakR may be the right choice – check it out at Amazon.

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Logitech Pure-Fi Anywhere 2 Compact Speakers

Logitech Pure-Fi Anywhere 2 Compact Speakers

Posted on 24. Jul, 2009 by .

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Logitech’s Pure-Fi 2 “Anywhere” are ultraportable speakers for the iPod Touch.

The Pure-Fi, although small, is an iPod speaker system with excellent sound. There are 4 speakers arrayed across the front of the unit, encompassing 2 two inch tweeters and 2 three inch mid/low range speakers. Logitech advertises the speakers as utilizing “Stereo XL” technology – which is a digital method for making the soundstage seem larger. It can’t compete with speakers on opposite corners of the room, but does an excellent job of helping a tiny speaker system sound large.

As a system made especially for the iPod line, it’s not surprising the Logitech Anywhere 2 includes a built-in dock for your iPod Touch. This is a full fledged dock, allowing you to charge and control your iPod through the portable speaker system (you can even control your iPod with the Pure-Fi’s remote control). Of course, you can always hook up a different audio device through the 3.5 mm input jack.

Making the Pure-Fi 2 a really compelling product is the way it combined all its features with a focus on portability. The system is compact, and includes an attractive, protective travel case. For music on the go, Logitech included a built-in lithium ion battery, providing up to 10 hours of battery powered sound. Although the Pure-Fi runs a somewhat steep ~$115, you have to keep in mind the amount of money you might be saving on batteries.

For the best prices, we recommend purchasing Logitech’s Pure-Fi Anywhere 2 at Amazon or eBay.

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Cyber Acoustics Portable iPod Touch Speaker

Cyber Acoustics Portable iPod Touch Speaker

Posted on 21. May, 2009 by .

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The Cyber Acoustics Portable Digital iPod Touch speaker has a host of excellent reviews at Amazon. This is not surprising when you look at the price and quality sound of which this portable, battery powered speaker is capable.

If you are looking for sound on the go, the Cyber Acoustics iPod Touch speaker can play off batteries, or you can save battery power with its relatively lightweight power adapter. When plugged in, the speaker will also charge your iPod. The speaker is also fairly lightweight, making it an excellent travel companion.

There is not a lot more to say about this compact speaker system – it has fewer features (such as a remote) than some competitors, but that can be expected at its sub $50 price.

JBL’s On Stage Micro is one of the closest competitors to the Cyber Acoustics, but is more expensive, and to my ears, has less impressive sound. On the other hand, the JBL is more compact and has a more stylish design.

If you’re looking to buy the Cyber Acoustics portable iPod Touch speaker – Amazon has more reviews and a great price.

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Altec Lansing inMotion iM310 iPod Touch Speaker

Altec Lansing inMotion iM310 iPod Touch Speaker

Posted on 24. Mar, 2009 by .

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Altec Lansing’s inMotion iM310 is on of the most popular iPod Touch speakers. This battery powered iPod speaker allows you to travel with your iPod and playback music from any location. The system can run up to 48 hours on three AAA batteries, or can also be powered by the included AC adapter. Altec Lansing also designed the inMotion to be extra-portable by making the speakers fold down to the compact size of 11.4″ x 6.5″ x 2.1″.

These speakers feature Altec Lansing’s great sound, and can be used as speakers for iPod’s of almost any type. By plugging the iPod into the speaker dock, the speakers will also recharge your MP3 player. Additionally, the Altec Lansing speakers feature a second jack for plugging in a non-iPod audio device.

Check out the Altec Lansing inMotion page on Amazon to read some of the largely excellent customer reviews.

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Altec Lansing inMotion iM600 iPod Touch Speaker

Altec Lansing inMotion iM600 iPod Touch Speaker

Posted on 07. Jan, 2009 by .

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Altec Lansing has produced a variety of iPod speakers for its inMotion line, and the iM600 is one of the latest and greatest.

The inMotion iM600 is a good-looking speaker, matching the iPod Touch with its thin and flat design. It is a portable design, with the stand folding up to make a compact travel companion. Additionally, the iM600 contains a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, which can provide up to 7 hours of play. No AA or AAA’s to worry about carrying around with you!

This inMotion speaker has a number of other useful features. It includes a small remote, which can control both the speaker set and your iPod. The iPod plugs into its dock, which will charge your device, and can also be operated via the sleep and alarm clock features on your iPod. Finally, the inMotion includes an FM tuner and auxiliary input jack – great for when you need to listen to something other than your MP3′s.

Altec Lansing’s iM600 also includes a unique feature to bolster the sound quality. It includes ESS (Expanded Sound Stage) technology, to help make the speakers seem farther apart than they really are, helping reduce one of the downsides of small speaker packages.

The inMotion iM600 is a great device for anyone looking at a portable iPod speaker system, particularly if you are interested in an internal, rechargeable battery.

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JBL On Stage Micro iPod Speaker Dock

JBL On Stage Micro iPod Speaker Dock

Posted on 06. Jan, 2009 by .

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The JBL On Stage Micro is one of the more popular speaker systems compatible with the iPod Touch.

There are several unique features which draw people to the On Stage Micro. First off, it is a true iPod dock that also functions as a speaker system. Your iPod plugs into the top of the dock, and can be charged through this connection. Additionally, there is a USB pass-through, allowing the iPod to be connected to your computer while still attached to the speakers.

Secondly, JBL’s On Stage Micro is an excellent travel companion, able to be powered by 4 AAA batteries. These four batteries can power the dock for up to 24 hours! When they are running low, the dock flashes its amber warning light before shutting off.

The On Stage Micro also includes a miniature IR remote, which can be used to control all the functions of both the JBL speaker system and of your Apple iPod.

One final bonus: the JBL On Stage Micro is available in black, silver, green, red, and blue!

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The Satechi Round Speaker

The Satechi Round Speaker

Posted on 29. Sep, 2008 by .

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Our first review is of the Satechi Round Speaker.

Depending on what you are looking for, this may be the perfect speaker for you. The Satechi Round Speaker is not for the high-end audiophile. However, it provides iPod Touch music with a simple interface, and is able to be powered by batteries.

The option to plug into a wall or use battery power makes the Satechi very versatile, useful outdoors or indoors, at home or away. Although not a high-end audio device, the Round Speaker does provide pleasant music and is able to produce enough volume for a smaller room.

There is a remote control included with Satechi’s speaker, and it includes a 3.5 mm stereo jack in addition to the iPod interface. This allows you to plugin any source that can output to a set of headphones.

Satechi is not a particularly well-known name, however, there are relatively few quality complaints online.

Based on its variety of features and reasonable sound, we recommend the Satechi Round Speaker for anyone looking at a battery powered iPod Touch system.

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