'En vogue' USB-powered speakers from designer Neil Poulton, LaCie

Following up on the success of their FireWire Speakers, LaCie has announced another collaboration with designer Neil Poulton.

Following up on the success of their FireWire Speakers, LaCie has announced another collaboration with designer Neil Poulton. This model retains the same minimalist design aesthetic but draws power from USB instead of Firewire for plug-and-play compatibility with most PC and Mac computers.

Created with the "en vogue" consumer in mind, the USB Speakers let you forgo standard audio cables and replace them with a single USB cord. All the juice needed to power the set is drawn from the computer's bus, and a single wire connects the left and right speakers.

The speakers are shaped like small, white silos and feature a stylish black and white finish with a matte-texturized overlay covering the 2-inch drivers. The underside of one of the speakers contains an additional line-in port as well as a DC-in for external power (adapter not included). The speakers are available now for $60.

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Justin Yu covers headphones and peripherals for CNET. When he's not wading through Web gulch or challenging colleagues to typing tests, you can find him making fun of technology with Jeff Bakalar every afternoon on The 404 show.

 

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