Altec Lansing Octiv Stage - Altavoces (iPad, iPhone, iPod, Negro, Digital, Corriente alterna, 220 x 154 x 110 mm)
Descripción del producto
Alimentación: Corriente alterna
Canales de salida de audio: 2.0
Cargador incorporado: Si
Color del producto: Negro
Compatibilidad con bases dock de Apple: iPad, iPhone, iPod
Control de volumen: Digital
Dimensiones (Ancho x Profundidad x Altura): 220 x 154 x 110 mm
Entrada auxiliar: Si
Jack de entrada CD: Si
Mando a distancia: Si
Radio FM: No
Tamaño del conductor: 6 cm
Opiniones de clientes
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Ok. Not perfectly. The remote does not work. Which, after reading reviews, I had expected. I was a bit worried about the sound, but figured I'd take the risk. The sound works. The charging works. It's all good aside from the remote. If you're curious, my iPad is a first generation running iOS 5.1.1.
The tiny buttons are along the bottom they are difficult to get that - because they are along the very bottom. One needs to depress them by pushing in a horizontal direction and that causes the whole unit to slide away. So in practice you need both hands to depress a button, one to do the pressing and the other arm to hold the thing down to keep it from sliding away. It looks nice but it makes one wonder what pimple faced snot-nosed junior designer came up with that!
Since I use this mostly at arms length, the remote control was never used by me. It was just another thing to keep track of; you just hate to throw something like that away. But now it's in the trash along with the broken unit. I uploaded a picture here.
The only real con is that the aux-in didn't come with it -- I pulled one off an old CD-to-cassette converter that was gathering dust in a junk drawer. The speaker really works nicely, and I like having two separate volume controls. I can change the volume on both the iPad and the speaker to fine tune the volume, which is really important for me, since I tend to be very sensitive to sound. It also turns itself off if you turn off the audio and leave it for long enough, which is wonderful for forgetful people like me.
Overall, I really like the sound quality, the volume control, and auto-off feature. I'm really happy with this purchase.
The Altec Lansing has very nice sound. It's not a speaker that's going to play music for your house party, but it more than fills a room with sound. The quality is crisp and clear, sounds just like my flatscreen TV, and it gets plenty loud to play music over the sound of a vacuum or dishwashing. The upgrade over the iPad sound is amazing. The iPad docks easily with the unit, the shipment includes a rubber piece that fits over the arm to hold your iPad snugly and securely. We had a bit of trouble docking the iPad with her cover on, because the flap that covers the screen is too bulky when folded behind the iPad. It does work if you leave the fold hanging out to the side, if that makes sense.
I was weary of some of the reviews that complained about the plastic arm or clip breaking. To me, the arm seems secure and well-built. I can't see it breaking unless I dropped the unit awkwardly on the floor or really applied a lot of force while rotating the iPad. Treat it like you would any electronic device (assuming you're not the type to break your iPhone several times a year dropping it on the pavement) and it will work for you. The arm swivels forward and back 90 degrees to hold your iPad in any tilted position you choose, in addition to the rotation between landscape and portrait modes.
The base itself is sturdy but not too heavy, and is not so large that it takes up a lot of space. Looks appropriate sitting on my bedside table when not in use. And don't be afraid to pick it up and use it (we prop it up on a lapdesk while laying in bed and it works great).
The only complaint I can think of is the remote. The volume buttons are the only ones that work with all aplications. You can pause a video you're playing on youtube, but the other functions won't necessarily work. Limited functionality with a program like pandora as well. But this is a minor complaint for the way we're using it - it's probably easier to do all of this without the remote if you're close by anyway.
For the money (I paid less that $50 with Amazon) you can't beat this little speaker dock. Crisp, loud sound, sturdy holder for the iPad, and a good place to dock your iPad for overnight charging. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for these things. Don't expect Bose quality surround sound, and you won't be disappointed.