Altec Lansing's Redesigned Speakers and iPod Docks Get Retro, Manly LookI must say I'm digging Altec Lansing's new design approach with their consumer audio gear. In these Expressionist Bass speakers and new inMotion iPod docks, we see A-L ditching white plastic tubes and glossy piano-black slabs in favor of vaguely retro, almost steampunk industrial designs with big screws, black, chrome and brown color schemes, prominent grilles, and a new logo. Check out a few more retro-fabulous shots and another, bigger inMotion dock post-jump.

Altec Lansing's Redesigned Speakers and iPod Docks Get Retro, Manly Look

Altec Lansing's Redesigned Speakers and iPod Docks Get Retro, Manly Look

Altec Lansing's Redesigned Speakers and iPod Docks Get Retro, Manly Look

Altec Lansing's Redesigned Speakers and iPod Docks Get Retro, Manly Look

Altec Lansing's Redesigned Speakers and iPod Docks Get Retro, Manly Look

Altec Lansing's Redesigned Speakers and iPod Docks Get Retro, Manly Look

The Expressionist Bass speakers ditch the 3-piece setup in favor of built-in subs in each speaker, saving space under the desk if that's something you need. Separate drivers for mids and highs too, for $130.

Altec Lansing's Redesigned Speakers and iPod Docks Get Retro, Manly Look

Altec Lansing's Redesigned Speakers and iPod Docks Get Retro, Manly Look

Altec Lansing's Redesigned Speakers and iPod Docks Get Retro, Manly Look

Altec Lansing's Redesigned Speakers and iPod Docks Get Retro, Manly Look

Altec Lansing's Redesigned Speakers and iPod Docks Get Retro, Manly Look

Altec Lansing's Redesigned Speakers and iPod Docks Get Retro, Manly Look

We know Altec can build a solid iPod dock already, so the inMotion Moondance GLOW ($180) above will look slick on the bedstand, featuring dual alarms and a really sweet looking ziggurat-shaped remote. The inMotion MAX (below) brings more power with four drivers for $200.

Altec Lansing's Redesigned Speakers and iPod Docks Get Retro, Manly Look

Altec Lansing's Redesigned Speakers and iPod Docks Get Retro, Manly Look

Altec Lansing's Redesigned Speakers and iPod Docks Get Retro, Manly Look

Altec Lansing's Redesigned Speakers and iPod Docks Get Retro, Manly Look

Altec Lansing's Redesigned Speakers and iPod Docks Get Retro, Manly Look

Altec Lansing's Redesigned Speakers and iPod Docks Get Retro, Manly Look

And the quirky Orbit speaker we've seen before also got dropped into a more industrial-looking enclosure with the iM237 edition, which will give you OK sound in a tiny package for $40.

Altec Lansing's Redesigned Speakers and iPod Docks Get Retro, Manly Look

Altec Lansing's Redesigned Speakers and iPod Docks Get Retro, Manly Look

Altec Lansing's Redesigned Speakers and iPod Docks Get Retro, Manly Look

Altec Lansing's Redesigned Speakers and iPod Docks Get Retro, Manly Look

Altec Lansing's Redesigned Speakers and iPod Docks Get Retro, Manly Look

Altec Lansing's Redesigned Speakers and iPod Docks Get Retro, Manly Look

All of the redesigned gear should be out in October. Now that the NYT deemed it a fad (typically a few years too late), it's interesting to see subtle steampunk-ish cues pop into a major CE company's design schemes. [Altec Lansing via Crave]