- IP67-rated waterproof
- Atractive design
- Good sound
We Don’t Like
- Sound distorts at higher volumes
NechGear Score – 75 %
based on 5 expert reviews
User Score – 78%
based on user 1703 reviews
The Altec Lansing Orbit MP3 is a good budget portable speaker designed for listening to music on the go. A good battery life, acceptable sound quality, and low price make from it an interesting device.
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By Trusted Reviews – 80%
Altec Lansing claims that the iMT237 Orbit Portable Speaker provides a 360 degree sound field due to its cylindrical shape, but what you’re getting is essentially a mono speaker. After all, for under £30, you can’t expect any fancy surround sound virtualization technology. All the same, as long as your expectations are realistic, the sound it produces is quite reasonable.
By Gadget Speak – 80%
Although built to be robust, there’s still a chance of a knock when travelling at the bottom of a bag full of all and sundry so Altec Lansing has provided a neat grey zip-up carry case for additional protection.
By Pocket-lint – 70%
It’s not the prettiest speaker out there, nor is it the loudest, but as a way of increasing the sound on your MP3 player, mobile phone or any other device it works simply and effectively.
By CNET – 67%
The understated Orbit iM237 now features an on/off button that lights when the speaker is on. On the earlier model, some people complained that without a light it was easy to forget that the unit was on and the batteries would run down.
By iPhoneSpeakerReviews – 77%
You don’t name an iPod speaker system Orbit without a cool design. The Altec Lansing Orbit speaker’s compact and unique round shape fits the bill. Its small, circular shape reminds you more of a planet in solar space than an iPod stereo with 360 degrees sound.
Image courtesy of Altec Lansing
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