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Altec Lansing MP450

Altec Lansing MP450
alaScore 89

68 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 68 reviews of Altec Lansing MP450. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Computer Speakers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Computer Speakers the Altec Lansing MP450 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Altec Lansing Octiv Stage MP450 review

 

When we got our first glimpse of Altec Lansing's Octiv Stage MP450 docking speaker system for the iPad , iPhone , and iPod , we were pretty intrigued by its design--it reminded us of the old armature G4 iMacs .

Speaker dock that supports iPad along with iPhone/iPod; excellent tilt/swivel design allows you to put your iPad in portrait or landscape mode; works with Altec's Alarm Rock iPhone app to deliver a rich alarm clock feature set; remote included.

Thin bass; basic feature set; somewhat high price tag.

If you can look past its so-so sound quality on music, the impressively flexible design of the Altec Lansing Octiv Stage MP450 turns your iPad into a video monitor for bedside or kitchen viewing.

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

Altec Lansing Octiv Stage (MP450)

 

Slowly but surely, the iPad speaker docks are rolling out, and the Altec Lansing Octiv Stage (MP450) gets the physical design right, but lacks stellar sound or a useful remote.

Compact design. Excellent rotating docking arm allows for vertical, horizontal and even flat viewing.

Poor audio performance for the price. Remote control does not navigate the iPad well. Can't use alarm apps—even ones from Altec Lansing.

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Dec, 2010

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

Altec Lansing Octiv Stage (450) review

 

No matter how much you love your iPad, there will always come a time when you feel the need to prop up this hefty tablet while simultaneously giving its audio...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Ben Harvell (techadvisor.co.uk)

Altec Lansing Octiv Stage MP450 review

 

The Octiv Stage MP450 has a small footprint for an iPad dock, but it still manages to produce decent sound.

We love the rotating arm for portrait or landscape orientation, as well as the small footprint and auxiliary input. However, there's no USB connection, and your iPad will cover the speaker in portrait orientation.

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Ben Harvell (macworld.co.uk)

Octiv Stage MP450 review

 

The Octiv Stage MP450 offers rotation and angling movement for docked iPads

Rotating arm for portrait or landscape orientation; small footprint; auxiliary input

No USB connection; iPad covers speaker in portrait orientation

The stand that holds the iPad can also be angled back and forth in order to achieve a better viewing angle and a rubber adaptor is included in the box to better fit the iPad 2. Auxiliary input is also available via mini-jack connection to the rear of...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Jez Ford (avhub.com.au)

Altec Lansing Octiv Stage MP450

 

Dock your iPad

Sure the iPad 2’s rolling Smart Cover kinda handily props up your iPad 2 in landscape mode. But Altec Lansing’s Octiv Stage not only lifts your Pad high and sturdy on its stand in a swivelling choice of landscape and portrait mode, but also adds a...

Consumer review by: Michael Y. (newegg.com)

Very helpful

 

I bought this three years ago for my wife and it's still going strong. She discovered Pandora and this has become her music system. Even better, she uses it all the time for Face Time. She keeps it in the kitchen and also regularly uses it for Food...

Versatile, charges well, remote, good sound

Not a lot of volume; remote range somewhat limited. A little hard to turn on.

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: Michael Y. (newegg.com)

Very helpful

 

I bought this three years ago for my wife and it's still going strong. She discovered Pandora and this has become her music system. Even better, she uses it all the time for Face Time. She keeps it in the kitchen and also regularly uses it for Food...

Versatile, charges well, remote, good sound

Not a lot of volume; remote range somewhat limited. A little hard to turn on

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: daniel j. (newegg.com)

Altec Lansing Speakers/Dock

 

They are still working good. My 2 grandchildren are using them almost everyday. They're built to last & wish I would have purchased 4 of them...

Price was right ; Worked with iPhone 4s ; Working with iPhone 5s

None

Oct, 2014

Consumer review by: Dan from Waterford (newegg.com)

Altec Lansing Speakers/Dock

 

They are still working good. My 2 grandchildren are using them almost everyday. They're built to last & wish I would have purchased 4 of them...

Price was right ; Worked with iPhone 4s ; Working with iPhone 5s

None

Oct, 2014

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio output channels:2.0
Driver diameter:2.36
Driver size:2.36

Design

Color of product:Black
Volume Control:Digital

Energy Management

Built-in charger: Yes
Power source type:AC

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):8.66 x 6.06 x 4.33

Packaging Content

Handheld remote control: Yes

Performance

Apple docking compatibility:iPad, iPhone, iPod

Ports & interfaces

AUX in: Yes
Bluetooth: No
DC-in jack: Yes

Power

Built-in charger:Y
Power source type:AC

Radio

FM radio: No