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Altec Lansing Combines USB Audio and Ultra-Portability

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London – 4th September 2009 – Altec Lansing, a division of Plantronics, Inc., today introduced the Orbit USB (iML237), the newest member of its Orbit family. This ultra-portable USB speaker is perfect for the frequent traveler, providing surprisingly big sound and the convenience of plug-and-play USB connectivity for netbooks and laptops.

This powerful little speaker boasts Altec Lansing's Audio Alignment™ design, which is the precise balance and craftsmanship of the key audio components -- the driver, the enclosure and the electronics. The sonic result is astounding volume, clarity and depth in a small system. The circular shape provides a 360-degree sound field and the retractable stand aims the audio wherever wanted. Built to survive tough travel conditions, the Orbit USB includes a stylish neoprene case with hook-on carabiner as well as tangle-free cord storage.

“We think two kinds of consumers will love the Orbit USB,” explains Adrian Bedggood, Altec Lansing’s Consumer Marketing Manager, “Today, college students rely on their laptops for much of their entertainment. You see them all over campus. The Orbit USB can be tossed in a backpack and provide powerful instant sound at any time. Next, business people can enhance their presentations with board-room filling sound from the Orbit USB, which is small enough to pack in a briefcase. And then they can listen to music in their hotel rooms at night. Whether you like to listen to iTunes, watch movies or simply need better presentation sound, the Orbit USB’s plug-and-play audio will work for you. And the battery-free design offers an environmentally responsible solution.”  


  • Incredible digital clarity – From the source to the speaker, sound stays digitally wired through the USB connection. No fuzz, no muffle, just quality audio.
  • Surprising power – The Orbit USB packs a powerful sonic punch for its small size.
  • 360 O sound field – Push astonishing sound in all directions.
  • USB powered No batteries or AC cord, just plug-and-play.
  • Audio Alignment™ – Perfectly balanced components ensure ultimate sound.
  • Tough design – With aluminum and composite construction, it can handle knocks.
  • Neoprene case – The stylist black case comes with carabiner hook—perfect for travel
  • LED power indicator
  • Stand – Retractable stand lets you aim the sound in any direction.
  • USB cord storage – Free from tangle, just wind up the 16” cord and go.

Pricing and Availability
The Altec Lansing Orbit USB™ (iML237) will be available in October from www.alteclansing.co.uk. RRP £39.99

For more information on the complete autumn 2009 audio collection from Altec Lansing, visit www.alteclansing.com.