Altec Lansing inMotion iM500 portable speaker system


Everything is getting thinner these dayss mobile phones, televisions, computers and of course, iPods. Today, Altec Lansing introduced the perfect companion for your ultra-thin iPod nano the inMotion iM500 portable audio system. This lightweight and impossibly thin carry-along is the most compact speaker system from Altec Lansing yet, with an efficient foldaway design, making it a cinch to toss into a small purse or bag for travel.

But great sound from such a small package? Absolutely. Altec Lansing utilized its decades of audio expertise to custom-engineer a cleverly thin speaker design. Audio volume depends on the measure of air movement within the speaker. Therefore, the iM500 uses innovative broad-faced speaker cones, which provide more surface area to drive more air within a small space. Further, the unexpected sound is enhanced by MaxxBass technology for greater bass performance and tuned to Altec Lansing audio standards for a richer overall listening experience. And, itts all wrapped up in a package thatts similar in thickness to a DVD case.


  • Uber-thin design folds compactly for convenient mobility
  • Superior MaxxBass technology for quality bass without a subwoofer
  • AC or battery operated
  • More than seven hours of battery life
  • Built-in iPod docking station for data transfer and iPod recharge
  • Auxiliary jack that allows users to plug in other audio devices, including other iPod, CD, MP3 and portable DVD players

Pricing, specifications and availability

The inMotion iM500 portable speaker system will be available in consumer electronic stores at an RRP of $169.95. The iM500 folds to a close at 215 mm wide, 17 mm deep and 128 mm high and weighs only 340 grams. Six AAA batteries (not included) are required for battery operation. A protective carrying pouch will be shipped with the product.

Source: Audion-Innovision Group