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

I 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… » 9/11/08 1:20pm 9/11/08 1:20pm

Afternoon News: Speak R2-D2's Language, Watch Hulu In HD, Get a Cheap…

• Adobe's Flash Player 9 now supports the H.264 video codec. Expect more HD Flash video and greater iPhone compatibility as a result. [TUAW]
• Hulu began streaming in HD today, coinciding with Adobe's Flash update. Cold comfort if you ask me, since there are no TV shows left anyway. [Crave]
• R2-D2 Translator turns… » 12/05/07 4:00pm 12/05/07 4:00pm

Altec Lansing's Soundbar Fits Neatly Under Monitor

The FX3020 Soundbar Speaker System is one of the five new speaker-related goodies introduced by Altec Lansing today. Specifically built to go directly under a flat panel monitor, the one-piece rectangular speaker features precision-angled drivers and a built-in sound field expander. The slick speaker also uses XdB for… » 9/10/07 8:00pm 9/10/07 8:00pm

Altec Lansing Sends Ultra Portable Speakers Into Orbit

Altec Lansing's release today of five new speaker systems brought about another line of ultra portable speakers, branded Orbit. Simply designed and weighing only 8oz, the iMT207 Orbit-M and iM207 Orbit-MP3 offers Altec Lansing's Fusion360 technology; which produces a full 360-degree sound field. The iMT207 Orbit-M is… » 9/10/07 7:00pm 9/10/07 7:00pm

Hands-On Altec Lansing's SR4021 Stacking Sirius Speaker Dock

Today, Altec Lansing was at the Sirius line show in New York, showing off a new attractive creation. It's a speaker dock, the $149 SR4021, that fits all dockable Sirius radios, including the Stiletto, Sportster (shown), Starmate and Stratus lines. Its mandatory subwoofer contains most of the audio electronics; you can… » 8/15/07 3:41pm 8/15/07 3:41pm