i picked up this Altec Lansing Orbit portable speaker today. Apart from the obvious travel use, what I had in mind was something I can easily plug into an iPod for worship installation use. Its made by Altec Lansing and cost $60 here in Australia, and $40 is the US. While there are both cheaper and more expensive portable speakers, I like the single speaker and its compactness, as well as its sound (of course the bass is wanting & boxy!). It runs on 3 AAA batteries and puts out a decent volume. It has a little zipup case, and er, a belt hook thing...?
My other portable speakers are Logitech and they're USB driven, so not much use without a laptop to drive them. And bulkier, cos there's two of them.
Everyone who has seen this babs wants one!
Now if I could just get those old Altec Lansing iMac bubble speakers to work without a Mac...
The actual cost of the Orbit is $39.95
Posted by: Kim | March 21, 2009 at 11:48 AM
kim, thanks for the comment, but I live in Australia, and here its $60. I've amended my blog to be clearer. apparently not all bloggers live in the US.
Its a brilliant product by the way. just dont assume that we all live in your country :)
Posted by: craigmitchell | March 21, 2009 at 08:32 PM
Hey Craig - you're probably after one of these iFire adapters for your old speakers...
Good luck finding one around here though...
Posted by: Russell Greenwood | March 23, 2009 at 08:59 AM
yeah, I found out about the iFire - hard to get and bloody expensive! what's the point?
Posted by: craigmitchell | March 23, 2009 at 09:53 AM