Lenco iPT-223

8/20/2012 2:33:09 PM

Tall, mid-quality one-box speaker dock


·         iPod/iPhone compatible

·         Reasonably priced


·         Slightly dated looks

·         No USB drive

The iPT-223 looks to both future and recent past, combining iPod dock and card reader with CD/DVD player and FM radio in one value-for-money package.

Description: Tower block – the black design and blue backlit LCD looks dated

Tower block – the black design and blue backlit LCD looks dated

The tower speaker system is over three feet tall, yet has a neat enough footprint to sit just about anywhere in the home. The finish is good, not to flimsy or plasticky, although the side speaker grills aren’t a perfect fit, and our review sample shoed small signs of glue or similar bonding adhesive. The black design, with silver buttons and band, and blue backlit LCD, is unlikely to offend the eyes, although it looks dated in comparison to some recent Apple-friendly speaker systems.

Round the back is an SD/MMC card reader, Scart output, HDMI output and auxiliary input for any other portable audio players you might have around the house. The iPT-223 comes with a neat, fully featured remote, although the main functions are repeated on the tower itself, should you decide to hide the remote down the side of the sofa or bed. The built-in FM radio with 10 station presets and RDS function also performed well using the supplied wire antenna.


Description: Lenco iPT-223

The iPT-223 from Lenco is a good solution for anyone short on space. The one-box option isn’t ideal, but with a good range of features this particular tower speaker is one worth considering.


Price: $345

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Rating: 8/10

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