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Altec Lansing Introduces New Octiv 450 Stereo Speaker Audio Dock for iPad

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UK, London – November 23rd, 2010 – Enhancing the iPad experience, audio innovator Altec Lansing today introduced the new Octiv 450 docking speaker system for the iPad, iPhone and iPod. Designed to significantly enhance centre channel voicing for dialogue as well as stereo audio while playing and charging the device, the Octiv 450 is the first product from Altec Lansing designed to support the iPad and showcase its unique capabilities for entertainment. With convenient design features, the Octiv 450 provides an exciting experience for watching and listening to content as well as a stylish home for the iPad.

“Users enjoy the iPad’s great versatility for business, entertainment and sharing audio and video content. Now their experience will be significantly enhanced due to upgraded audio quality and sound distribution,” said Adrian Bedggood, EMEA Director of Business Management “With very limited iPad accessory options on the market, Altec Lansing has created the perfect solution to hands-free viewing, greater sound delivery as well as charging capabilities all in one dock with the Octiv 450.”

Set the 450: Superior Sound with a Thoughtful Design
The Octiv 450 allows users to dock and charge their iPad with the Apple 30-pin connector, while a 3.5mm auxiliary jack offers support for additional devices. Altec Lansing’s Audio Alignment technology provides distinctive centre channel voicing and enhanced stereo delivery for distortion-free performance even at full volume. 

For a more pleasant viewing experience, the Octiv 450 features a unique rotating connection arm that allows the iPad to be viewed in both portrait and landscape positions and offers a tilt screen for multiple viewing angles and support while typing on the iPad. For added convenience, a full featured, wireless remote provides easy navigation from across the room.

CES Innovations Award Winner
The Octiv 450 has been awarded with the prestigious Innovations Design and Engineering Award from the Consumer Electronics Association. Based on engineering qualities, aesthetic design, user function and features, the Octiv 450 has been recognized for outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products.

Availability and Pricing
The Altec Lansing Octiv 450 audio dock will be available from 1st December 2010 at Apple, John Lewis, Dixons and PC World. MSRP including VAT is £129.99 and €149.99.