AktiMate burst on to the scene at the end of 2007 with the original AktiMate Mini, a pair of self-powered speakers with an iPod dock on top and a massive ballsy hi-fi sound; sheer knock-out stuff. The brand didn't come out of nowhere - it was distributed by AktiMate's manufacturer, the proudly Australian company Epoz. The performance - and AktiMate’s early entry to the nascent speaker dock category - immediately netted them a Sound+lmage award.
They became globally successful, often pictured in their striking fireman-red gloss finish, though proving most popular in black and white gloss versions. The Mini was followed by the Maxi, a pair of even larger speakers loaded with extras like internet radio. And then the Micro, usefully smaller boxes which added a handy USB DAC functionality, allowing direct digital playback from a computer. Times have moved on in the dock market, indeed the dock itself is rapidly giving way to wireless streaming - AirPlay and Bluetooth. So AktiMate, famous for its red, has gone Blue. All three models are upgraded to include Bluetooth - with further developments having taken place along the way.
Think budget, think inputs, think positioning, then choose your AktiMate. There are no duffers here.