A few weeks ago we received these rather lovely speakers from OTONE. They’re “modular” speakers and actually disconnect from the main unit. Using retractable cabling, you can position the speakers some distance apart for the full stereo effect.
It’s simple and easy to get going. The speakers sit on the sides of the main unit making it portable and cable-free. You get two additional retractable cables – one for connecting to USB power and one for connecting to your 3.5mm audio output. You can use 4 AAA batteries to power the device if you don’t want to be shackled to the USB port too. It’ll also accept USB audio input, although I’ve not tried this personally.
The front has a number of controls. You can quickly mute / unmute, turn the device on or off and control the volume.
The Aporto has a great design and fits well into bags and laptop cases. The sound output isn’t exactly going to blow your windows out but it’s much better than any smartphone or netbook speakers. Each speaker has a 3W output.
The speakers simply “un-socket” from the side of the main unit and then stand up. More tough retractable cabling helps you position the speakers and, thanks to the “seat belt-style” action they won’t pull the speakers back in unless you want them too.
Overall we found these speakers to be very useful. I carry the unit around the house for instant music when I’m bathing my son or doing household chores. I use the internet radio app on my Android phone to pipe through music from all around the world, and the build quality is definitely good enough to stand up to my daily use, so I don’t see any problem with it traveling around with you.
The speakers, at the time of writing, cost £34.99 but you may be able to get these slightly cheaper if you shop around. To be honest I found them extremely useful and totally portable.
Link – OTONE