Product Type: Altec Lansing speakers
Newest Review: ... bottom twists off and you add 3 AAA batteries. A single 3.5mm jack lead comes out from the bottom and there is a push button for p... more
Small speaker, Big sound
Altec Lansing Orbit
Member Name: jonnyboyc
Altec Lansing Orbit
Advantages: Great sound, Solid bass, Portable and usable with any 3.5mm device
Disadvantages: Power button can be forgotten about and it left on
This is a review I originally wrote on Epinions.com
I started travelling with work, so was looking for something to play my music through in the hotel rooms.
Found this speaker in Tesco for £7
It is very basic in construction, but very well built from what I can see. It come with it's own neoprene case that you place it in and zip up.
The bottom twists off and you add 3 AAA batteries.
A single 3.5mm jack lead comes out from the bottom and there is a push button for power on the side.
And that is basically it as far as descriptions go!
Now onto the important bit, the sound!
I only have an iPhone 4, so that is all that ever gets used with it. I have found that you need to turn the volume on the phone up to about 80% to get a decent volume out of it.
Once I got the volume right, the sound on it was surprisingly good, not tinny and light like other speakers I have tried.
The sort of music I listen to is Counting Crows, Oasis, Coldplay, and Christian praise music, which all involve guitars and drums.
I haven't found anything yet that has troubled the speaker. Obviously it doesn't match the Monitor Audio Bronze 2 bookshelf speakers I have at home, but you wouldn't expect it to.
It provides solid bass that doesn't overpower it and the high notes and vocals don't cause it to ring out.
Overall I am very pleased with it and it is a must take on my trips away.
One thing to be careful of though is forgetting to turn it off when finished. I did this once and it ran flat in about 24hrs just on standby.
Summary: Great wee speaker that is an essential for any hotel room or day at the beach!
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