Two new inMotion iPod speakers from Altec Lansing

Altec Lansing unveils the inMotion Moondance GLOW iM402 and the inMotion MAX iMT702.

Altec Lansing inMotion Moondance GLOW iM402
Altec Lansing inMotion Moondance GLOW iM402 Altec Lansing

Several of Altec Lansing's inMotion iPod speaker models have been among the favorites of CNET readers and editors alike, but it's been a while since we've seen a line refresh. That'll change in October, when two new inMotion models are released as part of Altec's brand relaunch.

First up is the inMotion Moondance GLOW (model number iM402, shown above). Designed for the nightstand, the GLOW is a clock radio iPod speaker system with dual alarms. It's so named because of its "unique multicolor, diffused illumination system" (according to Altec Lansing). In addition to a remote that enables playlist and song navigation from a distance, the GLOW includes a separate wireless "snooze remote" for alarm control.

Altec Lansing inMotion MAX iMT702
Altec Lansing inMotion MAX iMT702 Altec Lansing
If you want something with a bit more sonic oomph, the inMotion MAX (iMT702) may be for you. It's got a wall of sound quad-driver design that utilizes "proprietary ESS technology" and "XdB bass-enhancement" to deliver what Altec says is superior sound quality. The inMotion MAX is iPhone-friendly as well--it's properly shielded to suppress cell phone interference, and it will automatically pause playback when during an incoming call. There's also a built-in FM radio (with RDS text support), and the entire unit is powered by a rechargeable lithium ion battery that should provide up to 3.5 hours of cord-free playback.

The Moondance GLOW iM402 will retail for $200 and the MAX iMT702 will cost $180 when they hit stores in October.

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