Altec Lansing on Monday will introduce its “impossibly thin” iM500 portable audio system, designed to complement Apple’s iPod nano. It’s a new compact, portable speaker system that costs $129.95.
The iM500 system features a fold-away design similar in thickness to a DVD case. The iM500 can run on six AAA batteries in addition to AC power (using an included adapter). The speakers feature broad-faced cones, which provide more surface area to drive more are within a smaller space, according to Altec Lansing. What’s more, the iM500 features “MaxxBass” technology for richer bass performance.”
The iM500 measures 8.5 x 0.7 x 5 inches and weighs 12 ounces. It ships with a protective carrying pouch.
A built-in iPod dock connects the iPod to a Mac or PC and can also recharge the iPod’s battery. And an auxiliary jack allows you to plug in other devices, such as a CD player, portable DVD player and more. Batteries are not included.