Altec Lansing is an old name when it comes to the world of audio peripherals, and today the company has done it again by unveiling its altest Octiv Duo (M202) dual docking and charging speaker system. The Octiv Duo will also ship with a free Music Mix App that allows multiple device households to play as well as charge their iPod and iPhones simultaneously, a feature that is worth looking into considering most of us often return home after a long day outside with an exhausted iPhone. Regardless of whether you are one half of a couple, have roommates around or are part of a larger family, the Octiv Duo will be able to deliver crystal clear sound while charging and sharing playlists from two devices at once. Have a third device lying around somewhere? Fret not – the integrated USB port will do the trick for charging said device up, while expanding the musical player options with aux-in connectivity.
The Altec Lansing Octiv Duo might be big on functionality, but it is small in size, so don’t let the diminutive form factor fool you in any way. Coming in a low profile compact wedge design, the Octiv Duo will be able to find a niche for itself (no pun intended) even in limited spaces such as corners in the kitchen or on the nightstand. For couch potatoes, the presence of a full-featured remote is heaven sent, since it allows easy playlist access and control from across the room without having to leave the safety and comfort of the couch.
As for the free Music Mix application, it is capable of shuffling songs from both players, enabling users to easily set the percentage of music played from each iPhone or iPod while docked. Apart from that, you will also benefit from the inclusion of a free Altec Lansing Alarm Rock app that will add a fully functioning alarm clock capability to the Octiv Duo, turning it into the ultimate multi-tasking device. No longer do you need to subject your ears to the incessant ringing of an old school alarm clock, as you can now select your favorite audio files and songs to wake up to. Expect to see the Altec Lansing Octiv Duo hit the stores from October onwards for $99.95 a pop.