Fans of Altec Lansing’s Orbit MP3 speaker series may be interested in the company’s upcoming Orbit USB speaker. It ditches the AAA battery requirements and the 3.5mm audio jack for a single USB connection. Needless to say, this one isn’t for your MP3 player but more for your laptop, netbook, or speaker-less desktop.
With an MSRP of $49.99, too, it had better sound pretty amazing. Not that most notebook and netbook speakers are hard to beat, but fifty bucks is a lot for a single speaker. Altec Lansing’s press release promises “astounding volume, clarity and depth in a small system,” though, and would a company ever bend the truth in order to sell its products? That’d be outrageous!
The speaker comes with a neoprene case, carabiner clip, and wind-up USB cable storage. It’ll be available in the middle of September. The regular 3.5mm, AAA battery speaker is available now for $40.