Portability and price and are just two of the many incentives for mobile professionals to ditch a clunky laptop in favor of a sexy, slim Netbook, but one issue still remains: no matter what their size, laptop speakers generally don't produce the volume levels nor the sound quality to appease even the most the casual music lover.
Headphones might be the most obvious solution, but Logitech offers an alternative with its Z205 speakers--they're easy to set up, inexpensive to own at $40, and draw power and audio from the same USB port. Other portable speakers offer more-advanced features like an equalizer and more bass, but the appeal of the Z205 is its simple, straightforward design. The Logitech Z205 portable speakers deserve your attention if your laptop needs an audio boost.
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.