Altec Lansing inMotion iM510 Travel Speakers

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Altec Lansing inMotion iM510 Travel Speakers
First Impression - Continued...
Testing The Speakers

Product(s): Altec inMotion iM510 Mobile Audio
Provided By: Sandisk

Price: ~$119.00 USD (Sandisk Online)



Sandisk is a company known for flash storage, as well as lately has made quite a name for themselves in the MP3 market. According to, only two different companies have MP3 players in their "Top 10 Most Popular MP3 Players" list, I'm sure you can guess the first one (Apple), but the other company is Sandisk.

Sandisk has released the Sansa line of MP3 players, and they have been receiving a ton of positive reviews, and the price and features you get make them a definite competitor to the Apple iPod. The Sansa line features a few different models right now (e-series, m-series, and c-series), but have a few new models coming out in the near future (Sansa View, Sansa Connect and Sansa Express). We took a sneak peek of these new models at CES 2007, and hope to be able to take a closer look at them a bit nearer to their release date. The Sansa line has quickly become known as a very well-priced and feature-rich line of MP3 players, and we will be taking a look at some of their models very soon.

One neat feature of the Sansa line, is that Sandisk has third-party companies making accessories for the Sansa line, including Altec Lansing, which has produced the inMotion iM510 that we are going to take a look at today.

The inMotion iM510 is a portable set of speakers, which allows you to drop your Sansa player into the dock and enjoy your music without headphones. This set of speakers is definitely meant to be portable, and boasts very good battery life, so you don't need to bring a bag of batteries along with you.

Well, enough with the introduction, let's get onto the testing....


Test System(s)

Sandisk Sansa e270 (6 gig)
Sandisk Sansa c250 (2 gig)


Whats in the Box:


  • inMotion iM510 Mobile Speaker System
  • Power Supply
  • Sansa Docking Adapters
  • 3.5 mm Stereo Cable
  • Protective Carry Bag
  • Users Guide and Quick Connect Instructions


First Impressions:

Opening the box immediately makes you notice how small this unit actually is, I was expecting the unit to be a bit bigger (I had not seen pictures before I received this unit). Once I pulled everything out of the box I then began to wonder, "Where does the Sansa go?"; which I quickly figured out as I pushed the dock release and the retractable dock popped out, thus answering my question.

Front of Box
Side of Box
Back of Box


Dock (Open)
MP3 Player in Dock
Dock (Closed)