Earlier this year we reviewed the Logitech Z205, a small speaker designed to sit on top of the display on your laptop and improve the sound quality from your computer or external audio device. We gave the Z205 a positive rating for its easy installation and impressive sound quality from such a small device, but we're also happy that Logitech also offers the $60 Z305 for a larger range of sound in the same compact size. This new model still fits easily on a laptop display with room for a Webcam to sit in the middle, and the side-firing speakers easily fill a small room with big sound. Whether you're a frequent traveler with limited luggage space or just want to rock out at home, the Logitech Z305 is one of the best space-saving speakers out there and deserves your consideration.
Although the Z305 is only $10 more than the previous model, the improvements to the sound quality and physical design are worth more. The speaker itself is longer and shaped like a tube with speakers on either end that Logitech claims will broaden the "sweet spot" and project sound farther than traditional forward-facing speakers. Like the Z205, the Z305 uses a bifurcated clip that bends on a hinge and braces against the back of the laptop screen for unobstructed access.