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The Logitech mm50 package came with the speaker unit, a padded carrying case, a remote control, an AC adapter, and a few adapter inserts.   Everything but the AC adapter will fit in the case.

We like how they integrated the remote control holder into the case.

The unit is thin and very portable.  It is powered by an internal rechargeable Li-ion battery.  The unit will accommodate a variety of "dockable" iPods directly.

To enable the various types of iPods to dock properly, select the appropriate adapter and slide it into the cavity.  If the AC adapter is attached, both the iPod's and the mm50 batteries will be charged simultaneously.

If you have one of the older iPods or a regular MP3 player, you can still use the mm50.  Just connect the player to the input port in the back.  Note that the input cable was not supplied with the unit we received.  It would have been more convenient if Logitech had supplied the connecting cable, but it is something that can be easily obtained at your local Radio Shack.

The unit has a set of retractable feet which rotates out to stand the unit upright.  Since the connector is a pass-through design and will recharge your iPod.  If you have the space on your desk, you can use the mm50 as a permanent docking base for your iPod.

We were impressed with the overall quality of the mm50 unit.  The styling and general feel of th unit is consistent with the current iPod design.  The size and weight of the unit is such that it would be convenient to take along on any occasion.

We'll try this speaker out in the next week or two and report back on the quality of the sound in our FirstUse review.  We'll also let you know how it compares with the JBL's onTour unit we reviewed back in July.




mm50 iPod Speakers

By Wan Chi Lau

The iPod, like the Sony Walkman, is a personal music device.  However, a lot of companies have come to the realization that, unlike the walkman, the iPod can also be the center of a pretty good music system.

Logitech is such a company.  They have been aggressively moving into the iPod accessories market for some time now.  They have also been moving upmarket in the quality of their offering as well.

The mm50 is one of their latest iPod add-ons.

In this review, we took a FirstLook at Logitech's mm50 portable speakers.  We'll show you the basic features of the unit and examine the quality of the construction.

In the FirstUse review, we'll check out the sound quality and see if it can turn the iPod from a personal device to party device...and for what size party :-)


1. First Look

2. First Use

3. In The Wild Report


Review Summary:

Initial Impression- iPod-like Styling

Usability- Easy to take along

Durability- Test in progress

Price- $150

Related Reviews:

1. iPod nano FirstLook

2. iPod nano FirstUse

3. MobiBLU

4. JBL OnTour

Photography by Wan Chi Lau
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