updated 05:10 pm EST, Thu December 18, 2008
iLuv 2.1-channel speakers
Portable speaker and radio maker iLuv on Wednesday introduced its iSP200 speaker bar meant to work with laptop and desktop computers. The speaker bar integrates two magnetically-shielded and detachable speakers and one subwoofer into one bar-shaped enclosure, and is rated at 32W RMS of power. It also acts as a USB hub, offering three more USB 2.0 ports.
The iSP200 has a master volume control and bass and treble adjustments, and uses SRS-XT technology to deliver a surround sound effect. It connects to external sources via one of the USB ports or a 3.5mm audio jack, while an auxiliary 3.5mm jack lets users connect their personal electronics or other devices.
The iSP200 speaker bar will be available for purchase in June of next year, priced at nearly $100.