Anyone scrolling down my review list will notice that I have already raved about the Altec Lansing BXR1220's which at £15 are a must look at if portability is not your main priority. The Logitec V10's are neater and pack away requiring less space than the the BXR's, plus the V10's come with a nice little carry case and if that's your bag (pardon the pun) then the V10's may be for you if you think that's worth the extra £10 !!
More about the v10's....
The first thing that strikes you about these dudes is that they are very lightweight and ultra-portable notebook Speakers. They are a set of compact stereo speaker that connect to your computer via the supplied USB lead. The speakers are driven and powered by the USB interface, meaning no bulky extra plug and allowing you to easily connect them to and use them with a laptop (or any other) computer.
All the cables are detachable meaning the speakers can be neatly packed away. Not only that but they are long enough to provide a nice stereo image.
Two buttons located on the side of one speaker provide the volume control.
Dimensions: 7.01″ tall x 6.10″ wide x 1.77″ deep. Weight: 16 oz.
Matched quad micro drives provide a clear yet a little bass light sound. For the size though I have to say these speakers do produce quality audio, definitely on a par with a fore mentioned BXR1220's which is surprising considering the BXR speaker housing depth. Bass levels are roughly the same when comparing both sets.
At higher volume the speakers can sound a little trebbly but really anything else would be little short of a miracle! There is no real break up of audio quality at higher levels meaning the manufacturers have sympathetically limited the units to their max volume capability. Speaking of which these are loud enough for most situations although don't expect to fill a room with rich loud sounds, at this size and price only expect a decent quality upgrade to your built in speakers.
We have watched movies, listened to iTunes and played games through these speakers and have always been very pleased with the output.
I'm going to give these 4 stars on the basis that you can get the BXR's for £15 and they are just as good if not quite as portable.
Logitech V10 Notebook Speakers is so small that I first thought it as a toy. Before I tried a few such small speakers (other brands) but none of them gave me a satisfied sound quality. When I was recommended to purchase this slim speaker in my local shopping mall, I was surprised because the price was over $50, in July 2008. "Is it worth my money?" This question mark came into my mind. Still finally I purchased it and I took it just for a try. Honestly I did not buy any logitech speaker before. After using it for 3 months, I am quite satisfied about it. First,the sound quality is good enough to watch movies and hear the detailed sounds in movies. Second, it does not need any power except plugging into USB port of my laptop. Thirdly, the USB line is quite long, about 0.5 meters so I put it far away. Fourthly, the light blue outlook seems nice. Last but not least, the size is small and the weight is very light to go for traveling. So far no any drawback I have found except the somewhat high price.
*this review is also on ciao*
Upgrade the audio on your laptop with the ultra-portable Logitech V10 Notebook Speakers. The handy USB port provides power and digital quality audio with no other cables necessary and the matched quad micro-drivers deliver outstanding audio in a lightweight, portable design. The conveniently located controls provide quick and easy access for adjusting the volume level. An included protective travel bag helps organize your cables and speakers and is great for packing away when traveling.