Altec Lansing InMotion Air IMW725
Manufacturer: Altec Lansing Part number: IMW725
- Bottom Line:
- Though it's neither the best-sounding nor the cheapest Bluetooth speaker we've heard, the Altec Lansing InMotion Air IMW725 wins points for its attractive design, portability, and plug-and-play setup with any PC.
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CNET editors' review
price range: $129.99
- Reviewed by: David Carnoy
- Edited by: John Falcone
- Reviewed on: 04/14/2011
The good: The Altec Lansing InMotion Air IMW725 is a Bluetooth speaker with a rechargeable battery for cord-free audio. Its attractive design includes a built-in handle, and a remote that stores in a hideaway slot. The InMotion Air plays pretty loudly, and it comes with a USB dongle for streaming audio from non-Bluetooth computers at a range of up to 300 feet.
The bad: There's no dock for charging an iPhone or iPod, and bass is thin.
The bottom line: Though it's neither the best-sounding nor the cheapest Bluetooth speaker we've heard, the Altec Lansing InMotion Air IMW725 wins points for its attractive design, portability, and plug-and-play setup with any PC.
A MUST FOR AN AUDIOPHILE
by akavedge on April 17, 2011
Pros: Its all about bluetooth and versitiity
Cons: none so far
Summary: I have to give the sales person at RadioShack a real 'shout out' for introducing me to this amazing device. I happened into a store and saw this rather odd ...
Summary: I have to give the sales person at RadioShack a real 'shout out' for introducing me to this amazing device. I happened into a store and saw this rather odd looking device - after a brief explaination of it, with an emphasis on its bluetooth capabilities, I was blasting my music collection (from my phone) throughout the store. I had full capabilities to switch music, fasforward, EVERYTHING...Then as 'icing on the cake' I connected to Pandora and was again blasting my music! This device is amazing!! I got a group of firends toegterh and we spent the night playing our muic favorites on the IMotion by just pairing our phones!
Another feature which has to be commented on is the USB connector provided to hook your desk top to the Inmotion - these guys thought nof it all!!!i
If you love music and love sharing it, run out and buy an InMotion!!
2 out of 2 users found this user opinion helpful.
First one quit in months, replacement quit even sooner.
by Skdegross on November 9, 2013
Pros: None, got a lemon replaced with a lemon.
Cons: Defective speaker. Got 2 bad speakers and left out to dry by company.
Great value, great sound in small package.
by tschorer on November 18, 2012
Pros: Easy to pair, sounds great, much less expensive than other comparable bluetooth speakers.
Cons: LED's on top of unit aren't very helpful...bluetooth connection should glow blue, Can't really tell if you're connected without checking connected device.
Summary: Had this for a year now, fantastic speaker. Bought for my wife who thought she'd never use it, but we use it several times a week! we take it ...
Summary: Had this for a year now, fantastic speaker. Bought for my wife who thought she'd never use it, but we use it several times a week! we take it on the boat, to the beach, on our patio. Sound, to me, is better than the Bose unit costing 2x.
Many have tried but few succeed. This is a winner!
by bigmutt on June 17, 2012
Pros: VERY good sound; easy to set up & operate; rechargeable battery; stylish design; remote is intuitive & stows in back; best bass & treble clarity in its class, BY FAR; solid & well-built; streams from ANY device, not only Apple; built-in ca
Cons: can't think of any, except "clicking" sound when you use your iPhone to change functions or to take a call.
Summary: I've owned (or currently own) Logitech, Creative ZiiSound DX3, two Bose SoundDock units, Sony, Philips and iHome models. But my favorite until now is my Altec Lansing model 725. ...
Summary: I've owned (or currently own) Logitech, Creative ZiiSound DX3, two Bose SoundDock units, Sony, Philips and iHome models. But my favorite until now is my Altec Lansing model 725. It is half the price of many others AND has rechargeable battery, streaming from iPhone or computer via Bluetooth OR included dongle, nice little easy-to-use remote that stows in back, and looks quite modern.
It sounds great when streaming iTunes or internet radio or anything.
BUT ... I just received my newest one, a Harmon Kardon Go+Play 2, and although it's more than twice the price of this 725, you cannot beat the sound of the Go+Play 2. Not really even close to any of the others.
But it has NO bluetooth, battery pack, and has a REALLY lame remote.
So if best quality sound is what you're after and can somehow learn to live with its many limitations (including a rather steep price for a unit without streaming or battery pack), then look at the H-K. (I just hope you won't have to use the chinzy remote very often, and don't intend to use it much as a portable.)
Otherwise get the Altec Lansing 725.
Great sounding device that & compatible lot of products
by dr-sicel on January 17, 2012
Pros: Contrary to the editorial review, it has GREAT sound, esp for it's size
Compatibility with whatever
Bluetooth + Wireless
Remote - esp when using it for PC
Cons: Pricey - I think $120 is about right.
Doesn't charge (but that's kind of the point by not having a cradle).
Summary: I bought this for my girlfriend for Christmas because she has a Droid and isn't sure if she'll change to an iPhone or not. Well, this device lets ...
Summary: I bought this for my girlfriend for Christmas because she has a Droid and isn't sure if she'll change to an iPhone or not. Well, this device lets you stream ANYTHING that has bluetooth or USB wireless (i.e., a computer).
Having a party? Simply unplug and set on the picnic table or porch. The thing is a piece of cake. If your streaming from your phone, it might be worth looking into a cradle/charger.
One of the great things about Altec is they seem to always turn out great sounding products. This one is no different. For it's size, it really puts out a lot of sound, including bass. The editor's review is simply wrong on this one.
- Manufacturer: Altec Lansing
- Part number: IMW725
- Description: Music is a natural part of your daily life. So why should you be chained to a desk anytime you want to experience it? With the inMotion Air you can listen to room-filling sound on your computer anywhere in your home. Just connect USB transmitter to your computer, choose your playlist and take the inMotion Air where ever you need to go. The wireless transmitter sends your computer's audio through the air and into your speaker up to 300 feet away! You can also pair the speaker to your iPod touch, iPhone, iPad and most other stereo Bluetooth devices for added musical freedom!
- Speaker type Speaker
- Speaker quantity 1 x Speaker
- Dimensions (WxDxH) 13.2 in x 3.5 in x 4.1 in
- Additional Features with Bluetooth technology connect to:,
DROID Tablets (Xoom, Galaxy),
Apple Tablets (Original iPad, iPad 2),
- Amplification type Active
- Woofer size (inches) 3 in
- Connectivity Wireless
- Wireless technology Bluetooth
- Transmission range 330 ft
- Recommended placing Table-top
- Controls Volume,
- Connector type 1 x Headphones ( Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm ),
1 x Audio line-in ( Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm )
- Driver details 1 x Full-range driver - 3 in
Compatibility | Accessories
- Included accessories Power adapter,
USB wireless transmitter,
- Power device Power adapter - External
- Run time (up to) 7 hour(s)
- Type Speaker battery - Rechargeable