So... I guess you can't keep your iPod charged while attached to these? This makes them strictly ultra-portable in my mind.

I'd *love* an iPod speaker set which has a single power charger that charges both the iPod and powers the speakers (and has the option of running on batteries only). The iMotion come close, but not close enough -- you can't charge them using the AC charger that comes with the unit.

Posted by K Nakamura on February 4, 2005 at 4:12 PM (PDT) Comment 1

so when its folded, you cant keep the little ipod holder attatched or what?

Posted by tymeflame on February 4, 2005 at 7:58 PM (PDT) Comment 2

It looks like you have to carry that iPod-holder piece separately? That would be a shame, if so.

I'd also like to see something like this (or smaller--Podwave) capable or running of the iPod battery. Some iPods have battery to spare if you don't plan on listening for a long time or really loud. I'd like the option not to buy batteries. Especially when using my iPod as an alarm clock!

Posted by Nagromme on February 4, 2005 at 8:26 PM (PDT) Comment 3

If I were to not be using the speakers, just using it as a dock, would the iPod charge? For example, if I used this as an alarm clock I would have to have the iPod docked overnight. Would I need to have the iPod fully charged when I docked it the night before, or would it be safe to ssume that docking the iPod in the speakers after a day of usage would charge it back when the speakers are not using the AC power?

Posted by andres on February 4, 2005 at 8:35 PM (PDT) Comment 4

Also, if they used the iPod's battery, speakers like the PodWave would probably reach higher volimes.

Posted by andres on February 4, 2005 at 8:37 PM (PDT) Comment 5

Where can i buy this? Only on thier website?

Posted by Runner on February 4, 2005 at 9:31 PM (PDT) Comment 6

okay, just wanted to order this cuty, BUT, shipping to germany would cost, take a seat, 42$ ($81.99 in total for the version with AC) according to their checkout at the website... this is just plain crazy. guess i have to wait till that one is availaible elsewhere

Posted by [SkR] on February 5, 2005 at 1:11 AM (PDT) Comment 7

poor photos. what does it look like without an iPod in the way? ie open, front veiw. how does the holder clip on? is it iPod photo compatible?

Posted by paul b on February 5, 2005 at 2:24 AM (PDT) Comment 8

K Nakamura, can you elaborate on what you means when you said:
"The iMotion come close, but not close enough -- you can't charge them using the AC charger that comes with the unit."

I have the original inMotion speakers and they charge my iPod fine on AC power, but the AA batteries won't charge my iPod (which is fine)

I think the failing I see is that the inMotions can't be powered via their dock post by the Aplle brick/FW cable. That's the only failing I've seen in mine.

Posted by Prudence on February 5, 2005 at 6:53 AM (PDT) Comment 9

Paul: Amended to note full iPod family compatibility. The previous language said that it worked with all iPods and iPod minis, which implicitly answered the question (the thickest iPods are still first- and second-gen units), but it's been clarified.

If you want to see more shots, look at the company's web site.

Posted by Jeremy Horwitz on February 5, 2005 at 8:36 AM (PDT) Comment 10

Could this system be run off 12volt auto pwr supply?

Posted by Shangill on February 5, 2005 at 3:41 PM (PDT) Comment 11

CAn a 4G iPod with an iSkin on fit in the holder?

Posted by bvsciguy on February 5, 2005 at 4:57 PM (PDT) Comment 12

Hello All-

Just received my set of these speakers. No special packaging and the iPod "stand" is loose in the box. I wasn't charged extra for the 12v transformer, it was also thrown loosely in the box. No instructions, but they're not really needed. Easy set-up and built relatively well. Sound is very clear, but very little bass at all. That's a little disappointment, but I understand that it's difficult to get much bass out of a package this small.

I was hoping that I would not have to buy the more expensive Altec Lansings or Bose, but I probably will in order to get the bass that I really want.

These make a nice little set to take on a trip and play in a hotel room or in a small space. And the price is right...

Posted by drcooper on February 7, 2005 at 11:07 AM (PDT) Comment 13

Hello Loungers,

To answer some questions:

Shangill: yes you can run them off a 12Volt power supply- if you have the proper tip.

bvsciguy: no, the cradle won't fit an iPod with any silicone casing.

Paul B: Please visit our website (link at top of this page) to see pictures. Yes, it is compatible with iPod Photo

Laurent Bui
Marketing Manager
PacRim Technologies.

Posted by Laurent on February 7, 2005 at 2:09 PM (PDT) Comment 14

This product would be fantastic if it charged the iPod too... but because it doesn't, I probably won't be picking one up.

Posted by bayyar on February 8, 2005 at 6:19 PM (PDT) Comment 15

I just got my speakers yesterday. They are great, but I have one question. I left it on DC power last night for the alarm clock on. It started making popping noises that are very disturbing while sleeping obviously. Is this normal, I know that the speakers are on for a very long time.

Posted by Packer Fan on February 12, 2005 at 3:47 AM (PDT) Comment 16

Ordered mine right after I read this on Feb. 7, got an email later that day telling me they are backordered - 2 weeks. Now I'm wondering if I even want them - didn't realize they did not charge the ipod...are you guys certain it does not charge? What's the point of the ac adapter if it doesn't charge the thing...

Posted by jillpmcd on February 15, 2005 at 3:53 AM (PDT) Comment 17

how many watts has the rim cube?

Posted by lespaul on February 18, 2005 at 6:59 AM (PDT) Comment 18

is the cube distribued in italy?

Posted by lespaul on February 18, 2005 at 7:02 AM (PDT) Comment 19

Like all speakers, will this work on the Ipod Mini?

Posted by Super Brick Dude on February 18, 2005 at 4:47 PM (PDT) Comment 20

good luck trying to cancel your order with pacitic-rim, i ordered these speakers 2+weeks ago for an upcoming trip was notified that they were on 2 weeks backorder therefore tried to cancel order only to find out credit card was billed and speakers were sent today and i fly out tomorrow so now i have lansings and these useless cubes. to Mr Bui Laurent thanks for nothing and will not by anymore products from Pacific Rim in future

Posted by pommy on March 8, 2005 at 10:00 AM (PDT) Comment 21


I ordered my speakers a month ago and was informed they would be posted in 2 weeks on back order. Have been emailing since and they keep saying "they'll be in in a week". I don't think I'll ever get them, yet they charged my credit card straight away.

Their website STILL says they are in stock, even though I've waited over a month from mine.

Posted by charliebarlie on March 16, 2005 at 4:50 PM (PDT) Comment 22

I got mine last week dude. They are great!

Posted by Point 3 on March 17, 2005 at 3:36 PM (PDT) Comment 23

hi all

new to the lounge, and ive been reading the reviews on portable speakers and cant decide on which ones to get... the pacific rim cubes or the logitech mm22? they say that they cant compare them but they look like they are in the same league? can any one point me in the right direction?

Posted by toryman76 on April 5, 2005 at 3:51 AM (PDT) Comment 24

I just received a set of these speakers re-branded through A couple of quick comments:

1) The design is inspired. Nothing else in the market looks like these speakers.
2) Considering their size and cost, they sound excellent. If you want to replace your home stereo speakers, you are going to have to spend a lot more money and deal with a set of largely non-portable speakers.
3) This little unit does an excellent job of getting enough volume to fill a small office or any hotel room. Heck, you can even hear it over a conversation between multiple people.
4) Distortion exists at the top end of the volume level, but at 90+% they sound just fine and are still loud enough for my wife to ask me to tun them down.
5) I also own a PodWave and this product beats it hands down in sound quality and volume. However, they take more batteries and are somewhat less portable. The PodWave truly fits in your pocket, the cubes do not, but still fit easily in my laptop bag.
6) The DC input option is nice. Any adapter around 6V with the right polarity seems to work just fine. This allows you to use an ipod and a set of cubes as an alarm clock without burning through a set of batteries each night.
7) Yes, the plastic piece that holds your iPod has to be removed to fold the speakers up. However, it is the right compromise. think of the speakers as an inexpensive, ultra-portable speaker solution that has the bonus of a non-charging dock to hold your precious iPod.

Posted by KMap on April 5, 2005 at 11:08 AM (PDT) Comment 25
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