Altec Lansing Octiv Stage Props Up Your iPad
The new speaker dock accommodates iPad use at almost any viewing angle.
November 19, 2010 by Rachel Cericola

‘Tis the season of the iPad dock. It’s not necessarily a bad thing, though. Every manufacturer has already beaten the iPod accessories market to death; we’re happy to see another gadget get some love and give us gift ideas.

Of course, it’s another Apple gadget. That said, Altec Lansing’s Octiv Stage is a nice little add-on for you iPad owners out there. It’s not flashy or obtrusive. It just props up the iPad and gives it a little sound boost, but it does both of those things pretty darn well.

If you’ve got the iPad, the Octiv Stage’s 30-pin connector can charge it up during playback. It can also flip-flop the iPad between portrait and landscape positions, to accommodate your content, mood, and sitting position. Oh—in case you were looking for another iPod or iPhone add-on, this one can accommodate those gadgets too, as well as other devices that have a 3.5mm auxiliary jack.

The Octiv Stage is available now, for your early holiday shopping needs. For $149.95, it also comes with its own little remote. Find it at Apple Stores, on the Altec Lansing website, and other authorized retailers.

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Rachel Cericola - Contributing Writer
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at

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