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I'm planning on selling my iM3s soon and buying these so do you know when local retail stores might have those in?

Posted by JuanoTejano on September 21, 2005 at 5:55 PM (PDT) Comment 1

Apple Store in Tampa already has them.

Posted by sheik124 on October 14, 2005 at 4:00 PM (PDT) Comment 2

Is it possible to buy an extra lithium battery to switch with the one included? I was wondering because I'm not sure if 10 hours is enough time, and I would be willing to buy an extra battery for more power. It looks like a great system from all the research I've done, but the battery life has me a little worried.

Posted by zenmaster742 on October 15, 2005 at 8:44 PM (PDT) Comment 3

Is anyone able to confirm this speaker's compatibility/incompatibility with the new Video iPod?

Posted by 1bighead on October 18, 2005 at 12:55 AM (PDT) Comment 4

The apple online store shows this item as being compatible with the video ipod. I just hope they will have an easy option to swap the battery.

Posted by Richard Zellner on November 1, 2005 at 10:37 AM (PDT) Comment 5

Just wanted to comment what a great product this is! I'm using one as a replacement for an Altec Lansing IM3. It has better sound quality, even the "3D" effect is quite good, it goes louder with less distortion and the remote, as the review above notes, works over a longer range. For the price - I paid £78 in the UK - it's a bargain compared to the IM3's. I especially like the case and the very solid build quality - both improvements over the IM3.

Well done Logitech, and iLounge for a fair and accurate review.

Posted by drevo_uk on November 10, 2005 at 6:34 AM (PDT) Comment 6

Can this unit be wall mounted?

Posted by slogan on November 11, 2005 at 4:41 PM (PDT) Comment 7

Additional to my comments above - having just bought a 30 Gb 5G iPod I can assure those who've asked that the mm50 is fully compatible with it. I get a smooth, snug fit with Logitech's 20 Gb adaptor plate. Nano also fits and works fine.

Posted by drevo_uk on November 18, 2005 at 9:59 AM (PDT) Comment 8

Good luck getting one of these with the adaptor for iPod nano (and I assume the 5G iPod). The Logictech web site says the adaptors are included. But I just received this without the adaptor. After an e-mail exchange and phone calls, I finally talked to someone who said I would not be able to get the adpators until next month. Apparently some boxes include them, but they are marked.

Posted by eyenoise on December 7, 2005 at 8:52 AM (PDT) Comment 9

I'm not getting significant VOLUME with these speakers. Am I the only one not impressed with the lack of loudness?

Posted by tofuju on December 25, 2005 at 3:10 PM (PDT) Comment 10

Will a 30gb w/video in a iskin evo 3 fit in the Logitech mm50?

Or would I have to take it out of the case?

Posted by jeffreagin on January 1, 2006 at 3:28 PM (PDT) Comment 11

So, here are a few remarks for those looking into a new speakers system. Let me start by saying that overall this little system is absolutely worth your looking into.

There are many posts across the web that might leave people rather doubtful in their purchasing of a set of portable speakers these days. With that said, I would make note of what was just said... "PORTABLE SPEAKERS". Before anyone runs out to buy a set of any small speaker, you first should ask yourself what exactly do you plan on doing with these things.

There are many reviews on many systems, that discuss lack of volume, or lack of bass, or lack of blah blah blah! These little guys are supposed to be portable! If mind-blowing, accurate sound is what your after - go purchase a real home theatre, and then hook up a connection to one of the line inputs for your iPod, other than that, "stop trying to squeeze water from stones!"

The sound quality is outstanding considering the size of the mm50. The portability of the unit is ridiculously simple. I wanted this unit for a few reasons, and what I found was that I have easily tripled the use that I had planned on. Whether working in the shop, cooking in the kitchen, relaxing in a hotel room, sitting out back with a few friends, or studying at the table - this system has been wonderful.

As much as I do enjoy my new speakers, there are two things I have come across that I would recommend, more so to iLogic for future design. 1) One of the great functional features that can be used with the system is that we as iPod owners can finally use the clock settings. You can use your iPod as an alarm clock, as well as set the sleep timer. Where in lies the first of two problems I have found with the mm50. If you set the auto-shut off function on your iPod - it will work with no problem. BUT! the power on the mm50 will not shut off! So, if you are running the speakers on their on-board power supply, when you wake the next morning - you will have a dead speaker system in need of recharging. I am not sure why iLogic would not have made it so that when iPod shut down, the speakers shut down too.

Secondly; and a very small secondly at that, iLogic included a small travel case with the unit. It appears that the travel case does a good job in offering some protection, but what they fell short in was designing it so that it also carried the power charger.

As mentioned earlier, overall I am more than impressed with my new PORTABLE SPEAKER system, and find myself using it more than I would have ever anticipated.

If anyone out there has the ability to inform iLogic of the above mentioned additions to make for the next line, please pass them along.

-Al-

Posted by QANUK on January 5, 2006 at 6:25 AM (PDT) Comment 12

I love this little bugger and as mentioned by QANUNK, I find so many more uses for this than I originally thought. mainly because of the rechargable battery which was the significant selling feature when I was looking at these. I think it sounds great, not EXTREMELY loud, but loud enough for most applications and very well constructed.

Posted by boombashi on January 5, 2006 at 12:56 PM (PDT) Comment 13

I just bought one of these a couple of weeks ago and I really like it. I have noticed though that if I don't use it for a few days, the batteries will lose their charge. I'm trying to figure out if this is normal or not. Is anyone else experiencing this?

Posted by vegasrob on January 25, 2006 at 11:34 PM (PDT) Comment 14

Until the Logitech mm50 came to market, you had the choice between cheap and very portable folding speakers that made your iPod sound like a transistor radio and $300 devices from Bose and Klipsch the produced wonderful sound but didn't travel well. The Logitech mm50 is in the middle of this spectrum, with a fair degree of portability, and good clock-radio-quality sound that doesn't distort at higher volumes.

One of the unit's strengths is in it lithium-ion battery that, when fully charged through the AC adapter (which charges the iPod as well), last about 6 hours. You'll more battery life if you play your music softly, less if you blast your tunes. It's tempting to crank up the volume, because I experienced no distortion on either the high or low ends of the sound spectrum at volumes that I needed to shout over to talk to someone next to me.

At 13x4x1.5, you can't put the mm50 in your pocket, but it's been portable enough for me to listen to my favorite music of the moment in any room of my apt., including the bathroom while I shower (no shorts so far). The semi-soft carrying case made taking it to work and a party a relatively safe proposition.

I chose the mm50 over comparable products because of the reviews praising its sound as well as its portability. On this score, I've been disappointed, given the price of the unit (even with Costco's discount). Mid-to-upper range sounds are good, but bass and percussion sounds have very little resonance, sounding flat. The result is like a good clock radio, but not a rich sonic experience.

There are also some first-generation design quirks in the mm50. When you dock the iPod, you control the speaker volume with the iPod, even when you use the mm50's volume control. When the iPod is out of the dock, you control the speaker volume through the mm50 itself, but you can't tell what the effects are, because there's no built-in display to show you how loud the speakers are set. So, if mm50 is set to be soft, turning the volume on an iPod all the way up has little effect. Conversely, if you increase the volume setting on the mm50 before you dock the iPod, you could blast your eardrums, even if you had set the iPod volume on low. A small volume-setting display in the mm50 would fix this.

The mm50's infrared remote is poor, having a very limited range and requiring exact line of sight to the IR sensor on the speaker. Would it have killed Logitech to increase the range and put in a multi-IR-beam transmitter to let you control it from anywhere within a 45-degree angle to the unit?

The case also needs some design re-work. There's no handle or shoulder strap on it, and there are no compartments for your iPod itself or for the AC adapter. I'm not an industrial designer, but I think these features should have been obvious to include.

Using the Ipod's sleep timer and alarm clock, I'm thrilled to be able to go to sleep with my RelaxTracks playlist and wake up to one of a few custom music sequences instead of the crap on the radio or a jarring alarm. I love having my tunes with me in the kitchen, the bathroom, and the yard. I will, however, be on the lookout for the next-generation speaker from Logitech.

Posted by acohn on January 29, 2006 at 9:19 AM (PDT) Comment 15

the negative: not comprable to the bose. they just don't get as loud as the bose, don't fill the room like the bose. but honestly, they are pretty sweet just the same, considering the price. i love the carrying case, love the remote, love that i can charge my ipod while listening or if i want just take this on the road without the plug. many plusses here. still not the bose, but for under $100, absolutely worth it!!!
(in fact, unless you are getting the bose this is the only thing i think worth looking at. we did a lot of research. honestly.)

Posted by craaftygrrl on March 23, 2006 at 6:11 PM (PDT) Comment 16

I bought the mm50 based on the review from iLounge and in all seriousness, it's awesome. I'm extremely happy with it. It's small, sleek and very light. The sound is rich and will easily fill a room. Even when you raise the volume to the max the music doesn't get distorted/grainy - it's amazingly clear. When I play basketball outside my house I unplug it and set it on the ground and it totally blocks out the surrounding noises made by passing cars, lawnmowers, other people, etc. Absolutely worth the price and then some. Obviously improvements can be made (the remote, the carrying case) but these are very minor flaws that, when you think about it, have nothing to do with the speakers themselves. Thanks for the help.

Posted by BDron on March 27, 2006 at 8:44 PM (PDT) Comment 17

mm50 would be perfect if it had a "hold" or auto shut off feature. everytime i packed mine, it inadvertantly got turned on and battery was rapidly drained. if it turned off automatically when there is no audio signal (like im3's), it would be perfect (or if it had some kind of lock mechanism to prevent turn on. until they can fix this issue (no point in traveling with a rechargeable unit if you can't use it without ac adapter because it's battery is dead half the time) i'll go with another system

Posted by drmarkm on April 8, 2006 at 2:20 AM (PDT) Comment 18

do these work with 5 gen ipods???

Posted by [email protected] on May 7, 2006 at 5:22 PM (PDT) Comment 19

I just received my mm50 and I can truly say that I am disappointed. I plugged it in and dropped in my mini and started listening. The sound is distorted when you start to turn the volume up and the bass vibrates - at half volume. I guess I shouldn't expect much for $114 but I do. The rating given here is way off in my opinion. I would rate B at best.

Posted by rcrouse on May 31, 2006 at 8:53 AM (PDT) Comment 20

I looked long and hard and these had the best sound for a portable in this price range.
Yes, the bass will vibrate some on certain songs although this can be somewhat effected by where you place the speakers.
I used the mm50 at a backyard BBQ and it really exceeded my expectations, the sound was clear and certainly loud enough, and a number of folks were impressed with it overall.

Posted by suttree on June 2, 2006 at 1:05 PM (PDT) Comment 21

Has anyone had problems with this docking with their computer? I admit to not being very computer savy, but I have yet to figure out what I could possibly be doing wrong. It's fine with my ipod mini, but nothing with my computer. Help?!

Posted by ady29 on June 4, 2006 at 3:59 PM (PDT) Comment 22

Just got a set of these yesterday off eBay and am more than impressed thus far. Great sound *for the price* and easy set up. Also much smaller but more solid than expected. ***but*** wondering if anyone has found a skin/case/protector that works with the 30G vidoe that doesn't need to be removed. My skin is nice and condom tight, but I have to remove it to get the adapter to fit tightly enough to engage. Thanx!

Posted by netreg on June 5, 2006 at 10:01 AM (PDT) Comment 23

Have any of you used this as a portable in a car? I'm tired of the hiss on Fm based connectors and not about to replace my whole system. I want one I can just stick on the floor or
on a seat.

MP

Posted by Mark Phillips on June 12, 2006 at 5:40 PM (PDT) Comment 24

Help !! My cousin and I both have this logitech player. HE has the 30G video I have the 60G video ipod. Both our ipods have crashed and we are unable to reset them. Has anyone experienced this. I'm certain this is related to the logitech player. The first symtom is the failure the remote to control the functions of the ipod then crash.

Posted by jaznjun on June 15, 2006 at 7:38 AM (PDT) Comment 25
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