USB POWERED COMPUTER SPEAKERS FOR NETBOOKS
Most traditional laptops have abysmal built-in audio. And the smaller form factor of a tiny Netbook leaves even less room for adequately sized audio drivers. Any of the USB speaker systems shown below provide a huge step-up in sound quality. These compact and small external travel speakers are compatible with any Netbook or Ultrabook laptop. A few are small enough to slip into your Netbook's carry-case with room to spare. Enjoy higher volume levels and wider frequency response that your netbook computer's built-in speakers can't even begin to match.
NETBOOK TRAVEL SPEAKERS: BIG PORTABLE SOUND
iLuv Mini-Clip Sound Bar Speaker. At just over 7 inches wide with clip mount, this USB powered soundbar is sized right for Netbooks.
Logitech Z205 NEW: Compact USB Stereo SoundBar. A safe rubberized clip protects your LCD screen bezel - and also acts as a desktop stand. USB bus-powered for pure digital 2.0 audio - plus a 1/8" input jack option for iPhone, iPad or other MP3 device. Get better volume and wider frequency response to finally hear what your netbook's been missing in TV programs, music videos and more.
The original Tritton SoundBite Portable USB Digital Speaker System (pictured in the sidebar) is the size of a Burger King Whopper. As top-rated reviews attest - kicks out impressively loud sound with well-engineerd sensitive drivers. It's metal speaker grille protected 52mm 'Sub-Woofer' is larger than drivers in the many portable notebook speakers - and you can hear the difference. Dual 28mm high-end drivers let you adjust stereo sound angle, and fold down for safe travel. Its USB 1.1 cable stores neatly in the base. SMART DESIGN from Tritton!
USB Orbit iM237 With Travel Case - Altech Lansing 1-Cable. Self-Powered. Solidly built. High quality speaker driver. USB cable management and flip-out tilt stand underneath. It refines and redefines it's battery-powered predecessor.
2-Piece Stereo Systems For NetBooksWhen you want or need to widen the stereo sound field - or get larger, more full range drivers involved: 2-Piece speaker systems fit the bill. Some have dual driver cones in each speaker, some use a second, often larger passive-radiator to generate more volume and bass.
Creative Labs N-400 Dual - Driver USB Speakers. Two 2" high-performance full-range drivers and includes travel case. Compact 7"x3"x2" size. Features an on-board control panel, volume up-down, previous-next track, play & pause. A quality audio solution for mobile presentation professionals.
Innovative 2-piece Coagent SP001U MusiCAN travel speakers. These lock together for netbook travel, then separate for wide stereo field. Thoughtful cable management and speaker grill center strip protectors, as well as a beveled base so that when detached, the speakers sit angled and point at you. Smart speaker enclosure design!
Another single-cable solution that sounds REALLY GOOD: Logitech V20 Notebook Speakers features a 50mm Active driver - and a 75mm High-Excursion Passive Radiator cone to enhance low-end frequency response: Logitech's specs state down to 70Hz low frequencies. Although Logitech offers a more compact V10 Series, their sound quality doesn't match the V20. Comes with travel case.
Altec Lansing's product line features a Dual Active Driver Speaker (with Microphone, Aux input jack for iPod, and optional Subwoofer output jack too!) is the Altec Lansing 2-Piece Portable X-T2 Speakers. Supporting two power options, it outputs 1.5 watts of sound output over USB - but also includes an AC adapter for 4 watt output when external-power is available.
A super-thin, slip it in your Netbook pocket speaker is the Sony VAIO Portable Speaker featuring USB power.
Hear what you've been missing with external USB audio speakers for your netbook. Whether a compact 1-piece unit - or a 2-piece stereo speaker pair - unleash what's been trapped behind your Netbook's tiny built-in speaker.