Always fighting with the significant other about who gets to use the dock to charge their phone? Maybe you have a nano and a iPhone and you want to charge both, or you have a personal phone and a work phone. Whatever the reason, you need a dock with two charging ports, instead of the standard just one. Plus, you want it to sound good when you play music on it. Just your luck, Altec Lansing is releasing the Octiv Duo today.
The Octiv Duo does all of these things, as well as working as an alarm clock. It’s also possible to mix the playlist from two iDevices, creating a truly random music selection. This is accomplished using a free app that comes with the Duo, allowing you to control what percentage of the mix comes from which side of the dock. The Octiv Duo is also small enough to fit into a corner, on a kitchen counter for example. In addition to the two 30-pin ports, the Octiv also has an additional USB port which enables you to charge a third device. The Octiv is priced at $99.99, and should be available sometime next week.
From the press release:
NEW ALTEC LANSING OCTIV DUO SPEAKER SYSTEM AND DUAL CHARGER FOR IPHONE AND IPOD PULLS DOUBLE DUTY FOR TWICE THE FUN
Superior Sound Quality, Convenient Wedge Design and Free Music Mix App Makes the Octiv Duo the Must Have Solution for Multiple Music Devices
MILFORD, PA – SEPTEMBER 15, 2010 – Today, Altec Lansing introduced the new Octiv Duo (M202) dual docking and charging speaker system and free Music Mix App to give multiple device households a way to play and charge their iPod and iPhones simultaneously.
Couples, roommates and families can now enjoy crystal clear sound while charging and sharing playlists from two devices at once. Charge a third device through the built-in USB port and expand the musical player options with the aux-in. With a low profile compact wedge design, the Octiv Duo is perfect for limited spaces such as corners in the kitchen or on the nightstand. The included full-featured remote allows easy playlist access and control from across the room. Addressing the needs of the rapidly growing number of multi-device homes, the Octiv Duo is the ideal décor accessory that delivers the crisp, rich audio quality that is the hallmark of Altec Lansing.
“The Octiv Duo takes into account the busy schedule of the everyday family and makes life easier by acting as a dual docking speaker and charging station,” said Steve Schlangen, Altec Lansing product manager, “And when combined with the Music Mix app, sharing music between playlists is simple, making the Octiv Duo the perfect solution for the modern household.”
The free Music Mix app shuffles songs from both players and allows users to easily set the percentage of music played from each iPhone or iPod while docked. Also included is the free Altec Lansing Alarm Rock app, which turns the Octiv Duo into a fully functioning alarm clock, making it the ultimate multi-tasking device. Users can choose to wake up or sleep to their favorite audio files and songs, while enjoying a fully customizable interface to match every style. Once docked, users are given the option to download these free apps directly from the Apple Store. For a video demonstration of the Altec Lansing Music Mix app, please click here.