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Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Top the Holiday Charts with Speakers for the Digital Music Devotee

Top the Holiday Charts with Speakers for the Digital Music Devotee

Give the Gift of Altec Lansing Sound for the Audiophile on Your List

MILFORD, Pa., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- It's the classic holiday dilemma: what to get for the person who has everything? Since the introduction of the iPod(R) in 2001, millions of digital music players have been sold in the U.S. So with the likelihood that your "giftee" already has an iPod or other MP3 player loaded with their favorite tunes, what's a holiday shopper to do?

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The solution: Accessorize their digital music player with a gift from Altec Lansing's ( expansive line of speaker systems for MP3 players, Bluetooth(R) music-enabled phones and PCs.

Speakers are always a popular holiday gift and this year will be no exception. Since developing some of the first speaker docks for the iPod, Altec Lansing has made great strides in quality, design and acoustic performance. Today's digital music speakers deliver larger-than-life sound in small packages and are as stylish, simple and portable as the players they complement. And with prices ranging from $40 to $150, it's easy to find the right speaker to fit any shopping budget.

To help you find the right accessory for those already sporting a digital music player, Altec Lansing has some shopping ideas for you.

For the on-the-go giftee - Altec Lansing Orbit-M and Orbit-MP3 Speaker

Clear sound, simple design and palm-sized portability are the earmarks of Altec Lansing's new Orbit speaker. The Orbit is designed to project clear, rich music via a 360-degree sound field - while weighing in at a mere 8oz. The Orbit is shock resistant and uses AAA batteries for up to 24 hours continuous play time. Using a standard 3.5mm plug, the Orbit instantly connects with any iPod, iPhone, MP3 player and laptop, making it the perfect stocking stuffer for any on-the-go music fan.

MSRP $39.95

For the music enabled mobile phone - Altec Lansing SoundBlade(TM) Bluetooth Speaker

With so many mobile phones featuring MP3 functionality, it makes sense to give a speaker system to the person carrying their tunes in their phone. The modern and stylish SoundBlade features dual full-range high output speakers and full stereo Bluetooth for wireless connectivity with most A2DP stereo Bluetooth mobile phones (and laptops). Bluetooth AVRCP (audio visual remote control profile) technology enables two-way remote volume, mute and track forward/back controls from a cellular handset. The speaker panel conveniently houses a built-in echo-canceling microphone for wireless speakerphone capability. The "blade-like" design measures only 6.125" H x 11.125" W x 1.0" D (about the size of a slim notepad) for easy portability.

MSRP $129.95

For the Classic (iPod) music lover - Altec Lansing iM600 iPod Speaker System

The compact, ultra-portable Altec Lansing inMotion(TM) iM600 iPod dock features Altec Lansing's innovative Stereo Field Expander (SFX) to project stereo sound farther than similarly priced and sized systems. With an FM radio, rechargeable Li-ion batteries and a wireless remote, the iM600 is the perfect package of stereo sound plus convenience. It syncs and charges all dockable iPod models and has an auxiliary-in jack for use with virtually every MP3 player. The system, perfectly sized for any space or location, also conveniently folds flat for easy portability.

MSRP $149.95

For the computer camper - Altec Lansing SoundBar(TM) Speaker for Flat- Panel PCs

Reclaim desk space with this simple, single-speaker solution for the unused area beneath flat panel monitors. The SoundBar is a one-piece, low- profile rectangular speaker system featuring precision-angled drivers, built- in SFX sound-widening technology and enhanced bass performance. The simple design features a single in/out cable to remove wire tangles and clutter, and side-positioned auxiliary input and headphone jacks allow easy connection and access. A single knob puts all of the controls at your fingertip, including on/off volume and mute - making it a must-have speaker system for those with a clutter-free desk on their wish list.

MSRP $99.95

For the MP3 rebel - Altec Lansing iM413 for Sansa and iM414 for Zune MP3 Speaker Systems

Not everyone owns an iPod, and Altec Lansing has developed speaker systems for the myriad of digital music players on the market. The inMotion iM413 for Sansa and iM414 for Zune are powerful new portable stereo systems with surround effect technology, delivering full-range sound. Both units feature a built-in FM radio and wireless remote, and can be powered via A/C charger or size AAA batteries.

MSRP: $99.95 each

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About Altec Lansing

Altec Lansing has been designing and manufacturing high-quality consumer and professional speaker systems for more than 70 years. A market leader in digital audio, Altec Lansing makes a wide range of audio systems for the home and office; a line of headsets and headphones for personal listening; and the popular line of inMotion speaker systems for portable digital players. Altec Lansing, a division of Plantronics, Inc. (NYSE:PLT), is headquartered in Milford, PA.

All products mentioned, including inMotion, Orbit, SoundBlade, SoundBar, trademarks of Altec Lansing, a division of Plantronics, Inc. The Bluetooth(R) word mark is owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Plantronics, Inc. is under license. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. More information can be found at

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