Altec Lansing ( has announced the next generation of the iPod/iPhone-compatible MIX digital boombox: the US$299.95 MIX iMT810.

Building upon the success of the iMT800, the MIX is now refined for broader device support, including certification for the iPhone 4. The design retains a functional yet industrial appearance with brushed aluminum accents and grips. The electric blue LCD information screen allows for custom personalization when powered on and displays track, device and battery information.  

The 5.25-inch, side-firing subwoofer and 5.25-inch, tuned passive radiator pump out “natural roaring bass, further enhanced with XdB technology for an extra heavy punch,” says Steve Schlangen, senior product manager, Altec Lansing. With four factory presets as well as a digital 7-band graphic equalizer, music lovers can tailor the sound to their preferred taste.

The MIX runs on AC or gives 30 hours of playtime on eight D-cell batteries. When connected to an AC adaptor, it also charges an iPhone or iPod, and intelligently switches off the charging ability when running on batteries.

The MIX allows for up to two additional devices to be connected via the auxiliary input jacks, as well as the option to play music from the integrated FM radio. The remote control’s clip-on carabineer style ensures it doesn’t get lost in the shuffle. Between parties, a built-in cubby secures the remote.