Logitech has presented a new notebook speaker system called AudioHub. It's fairly big and features two speakers along with a subwooder and a three-port USB hub. This speaker system will be available next month for $99.99.
he AudioHub combines a unique 2.1 one-piece speaker system and three integrated Hi-Speed USB ports in a compact design that fits neatly behind most notebooks.
“Today, a broad range of people – not just traditional road warriors – are using their notebooks as their primary home computer and digital music platform,” said Tim Leehane, director of product marketing for Logitech’s audio business. “As this trend grows, people are adding peripherals – for example, webcams and wireless mice – to their notebook stations. The Logitech AudioHub provides an elegant, one-stop notebook solution that allows people to manage their peripherals and enhance their listening experience.”
Offering notebook users exceptional digital audio, the AudioHub speaker system features an adjustable one-piece, three-chamber speaker system with an integrated subwoofer that creates balanced audio with clear highs and solid lows. And a useful Mute button turns off the sound without cutting power to the integrated USB hub.
To help people manage their peripherals, the AudioHub offers three built-in Hi-Speed USB ports. And when people want to take their notebooks with them, the AudioHub makes it easy to disconnect their setup by simply unplugging the USB cord attached to the computer.
On the base of the AudioHub, a convenient cable management system allows people to easily pass cables from their devices to a USB port. Along the back of the AudioHub, a cable hook efficiently manages cable clutter.
At just three and a half inches in height, the AudioHub presents a sleek, low-profile design that fits almost anywhere in the home – even in the living room. And the AudioHub speaker system’s unique adjustable-width speakers effectively position the satellites around most notebooks.
Perhaps this is a nice solution for notebooks that are only used as desktop replacements but this speaker solution is definitely not very portable.