Logitech launches laptop speaker bar: Z205

By andy

Remember the times before laptops came with webcams as standard and you had to clip one on to the top of the screen?

Well, it seems Logitech has applied this approach to the latest set of portable speakers. The Z205 is a speaker ‘bar’ that attaches to the top of your notebook’s screen and delivers a much more powerful sound than you’d expect from the internal speakers, while you don’t have to worry about standalone speakers disappearing while you’re on the move.

The picture shows the speaker centrally located, which is probably the optimal position. However, if you have a laptop with a built-in webcam you may well have to site it to the left or right so it doesn’t obscure the lens.

It’s not a huge speaker, though, measuring just 1.35 x 2.5 inches. It connects up via USB for both power and audio. Available for around £35 ($50).

The only thing that worries me is that the specifications page makes no mention of the power output or anything else. Either that means it’s really poor, or it’s a silly oversight by the usually attentive company.

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