Edifier is a Canadian-based company that makes a variety of PC speaker systems that feature unique, funky designs. The company seems to have good distribution internationally, but U.S. customers may have a hard time finding Edifier's products in brick-and-mortar or online stores. In the case of the Edifier MP300 Plus, that's too bad, because it's a good little PC speaker system that's designed to be combined with laptops--and it's affordable, too.
The system comes with two small, ball-shaped satellite speakers and a tubular subwoofer. The idea is that you stick the sub behind your laptop and the bass fires out from the sides of the tube. Previously, Edifier made the MP300, and while the two systems appear to be very similar, there are some small differences. The MP300 Plus comes in black (instead of silver), has wire-mesh grille covers for the satellites, and sports a more powerful 15-watt subwoofer.
Executive Editor David Carnoy has been a leading member of CNET's Reviews team since 2000. He covers the gamut of gadgets and is a notable e-reader and e-publishing expert. He's also the author of the novels Knife Music and The Big Exit. Both titles are available as Kindle, iBooks, and Nook e-books.