Altec Lansing Octiv Duo - Mix & Match

7/15/2012 11:16:30 AM

The dual-docking speaker is nothing new to brag about, it is already out there in droves in the market. What makes Altec Lansing Octiv Duo different is that it allows music to alternate between devices. That’s not all because it has the ability to change the amount of playback on both devices that are plugged in. It also comes with to free apps from AppStore. You can read the app reviews at our Tested app section.

Quality design

Description: Altec Lansing Octiv Duo

From the side-by-side Apple docks to the triangularshaped contour, it will definitely stand out among other dock speakers without looking ridiculous. It is made from matte plastic giving the whole device a classier look. Other than the two docks, there is also an auxiliary input and USB port near the back. Don’t get your hopes up because the USB port is just to charge your devices. Best yet is that it comes with a magnetic IR remote control, which can be placed at the back of the dock. All the controls can be found on the remote making it very useful to control from afar.

Decent feat

Description: Altec Lansing Octiv Duo

The music qualities from the two speakers are pretty neat and it is also loud. However, after blasting three quarter and above, the music quality did drop. Not by a lot but the distortion is still noticeable. As for the bass, with the price you pay, it is actually quite alright. You can definitely hear bass lines and drums but with deep bass, you can hardly notice any bass going on there. Switching music between all the devices is done quickly by pressing the “Source” button on the device or the remote control. There is no lag when switch from Dock 1 to Dock 2 to auxiliary input.

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