Altec Lansing Orbit USB Stereo Speakers: The Ideal Travel Companion


Altec Lansing has released the newest version of their Orbit USB speaker system called the Orbit USB Stereo. The Orbit USB Stereo speaker system is the ideal companion for any laptop or netbook, as its compact size makes it perfect for travel. With its lightweight and portable design, the two speakers snap together when not in use, while a single USB cord provides audio and power–of course, the $49.99 price point makes it that much more attractive. Check the full release after the jump.


The Portable and Powerful Orbit USB Stereo Gives Voice to the Laptop

MILFORD, PA – May 3, 2011 – Today, audio innovator Altec Lansing introduced the ultra-portable Orbit USB Stereo (iML247), a USB powered speaker system engineered for the multimedia user who needs an on-the-go audio solution with plug and play simplicity. The Orbit USB Stereo significantly amplifies and enhances the sound of any laptop, netbook or computer without compromising portability thanks to its unique, compact design that interlocks the two speakers and stows the cord.


“Any laptop user knows the sound quality of those tiny speakers typically leaves something to be desired. Whether it’s for business or pleasure, people depend on the audio from their computer. The Orbit USB Stereo was developed to enhance the existing sound quality and create a more dynamic listening experience,” said Steve Schlangen, Altec Lansing Senior Product Manager. “We designed the Orbit USB Stereo with portability in mind. Whether it’s a cross-country business trip or a simple stroll from the dorm, the compact and durable Orbit USB Stereo goes everywhere you’d take your laptop.”


Hitting the Road with a Twist

Multimedia can make the difference between a successful presentation and a boring slideshow, and the Orbit USB Stereo makes a big impression despite a small footprint. To use, simply twist and split apart the two speakers and connect to a computer via USB. When done, the two speakers lock back together and are ready to go. To maximize portability, the compact yet rugged design is easy to pack or toss in a bag and features hidden internal cord storage to eliminate tangling. Retractable stands let the user aim the sound in any direction for a more robust listening experience, whether it’s for business or for personal entertainment.


At the core of the Orbit USB Stereo is Altec Lansing’s Audio Alignment technology, which delivers perfectly balanced sound with astonishing volume, clarity and depth. As the next generation of the popular Orbit line, the Orbit USB Stereo’s ease of use (no battery or power outlet needed), portability and outstanding sound quality make it the perfect laptop, netbook or computer accessory for any user, from the business professional to the student.

Availability and Pricing

The Altec Lansing Orbit USB Stereo will be available in May 2011 at, Walmart, and MSRP is $49.95.

About Altec Lansing

For more than 70 years Altec Lansing has been viewed as one of the world’s most valuable and innovative audio brands and boasts a unique history of innovation that includes the introduction of first talkie film speakers, the first iPod docking station and the first “Works with iPhone” speaker system. Altec Lansing makes a wide range of audio systems for the home and office; a line of headphones for personal listening; and the popular line of inMotion speaker systems for portable digital players. Altec Lansing LLC is headquartered in Milford, PA.



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One Response to "Altec Lansing Orbit USB Stereo Speakers: The Ideal Travel Companion"
  1. I haven’t had a chance to check out these new Altec Lansing speakers. In general I find they make a pretty solid product, so I will have to give these a go…thanks for the post!