Altec Lansing Octiv 650
This 2.1 iPod/iPhone dock has built-in subwoofer and offers a selection of ambient sounds from its Music Mood app

Another day, another iPod/iPhone dock, this time in the form of the £170 Octiv 650 from Altec Lansing.

It's a 2.1 design with a 4in downward-firing subwoofer and a pair of 3in full-range drivers.

There are component and composite video outputs to allow you to stream video directly from your iThingy to your TV, plus an aux input for connecting a second audio device, and a remote control.

Perhaps the most novel feature is the free downloadable Music Mood app which lets users customise their listening experience with a seven-band graphic equaliser, as well as multiple presets.

What's more, the app has a selection of "relaxing and ambient vidoes and sounds" for people to listen to, including a crackling fireplace, ocean waves and gentle rainfall.

More after the break

The Altec Lansing Octive 650 is available this month from Apple Stores, John lewis, Dixons and PC World. Initially available in charcoal, a grey slate version will be released in June.

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