Sony's USB speaker is, well, ugly

New Vaio speaker is almost as big as its latest laptop

Sony has a secret: When it designs impossibly small products, it often leaves some features on the drafting-room floor. Then it offers "extras" sold separately.

OK, it's not just Sony. But we needed a hook to write about an otherwise boring-looking product. Anyway, at 10 inches across and 18 ounces, Sony's new USB Vaio speaker is almost as big and heavy as its latest laptop. Most disappointing of all is the design. With so many museum-quality speakers on the market, one would think that Sony, of all companies, could have done better.

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