Altec Lansing introduced several new iPod-related products at the Apple Expo recently, which include new speakers and earphones.
First is the inMotion iM5, which looks to be an update to the inMotion iM3. It's a compact speaker system that has four full-range micro drivers and an iPod docking station. It also has a composite video output jack, a subwoofer output connection, auxiliary input port, and comes with a carrying bag. Works with all dockable iPods (including the nano?), and runs off AC or batteries.
Next are the inMotion earphones, the iM616 and the iM716. If you're thinking these remind you a lot of the Etymotic earbuds, you're not mistaken — they're based heavily on the ER-4 and ER-6 Etymotic buds. The white iM716 model supposedly offers a 90% sound accuracy rating in comparison with the ER-4, and featuers volume control, bass boost, and improved ease of insertion into the ear. The black iM616 purportedly has an 84% sound accuracy rating, and has a milder bass boost.
The inMotion iM5 will go for $149.99, and the inMotion iM616 and iM716 will cost around $149.99 and $199.99 respectively. All three products will be available later this month.
Altec Lansing rolls out new iPod gear [iLounge]