I’m pretty sure I have some speakers on my desk. I say “pretty sure” because, while I can hear them loud and clear, I haven’t been able to see them amongst the clutter for many months now. I’m just terrified of unplugging the little cable from my MacBook’s jack socket in case I can never listen to music again. Not that I can find my MacBook either.
But the UCubes might be the answer. First, they hook up via USB, sucking both sound and power out through the bus, meaning I can leave my existing speakers hooked up, just in case.
Second, they are so handsome that I might be inspired to do my annual spring clean a few months early to allow them full aesthetic access to my desk. Where by “spring clean” I mean “sweep everything but my computer into a box and start over.”
The second speaker is joined to the first by a wire, and the 5 watts from the USB socket is somehow translated into 2×15 watts of speaker noise. This Watt-sextupling miracle is clearly achieved with science beyond the understanding of a messy-desked moron like me.
The brushed aluminum boxes will match your Mac perfectly, and the DSP inside will supposedly produce better sound than you’d get from letting your Mac do the work before squeezing the results out through that thin headphone cable.
The price for this pair of stylish speakers? A relatively reasonable $150.