If you’re in the market for some fairly inexpensive audio speakers for your laptop or portable music player, the IXOS Oyster Premium portable speakers may be what you’re looking for.
They can be powered either from a spare USB port, or using four triple-A batteries, and connect up to your equipment via standard 3.5mm audio jack.
They don’t look funky and there are no controls — you literally plug and play. The sound comes from two 2-inch driver units featuring Neodymium magnets so it’s perfectly acceptable and a darn sight better than the speakers in most notebook PCs.
Available now for £24.99 (about $40)