updated 10:25 pm EDT, Tue September 29, 2009
LaCie Sound2 Speakers
LaCie and loudspeaker manufacturer Cabassee have announced the Sound2 Speakers, a new USB-powered speaker system. The set is designed to be used with any computer, iPhone, iPod or other media player, with plug-and-play connection to avoid setup hassle. The system integrates a Class D digital amplifier with magnetic shielding, which reaches a total output of 15W per speaker. Cabasse's Wide Band Drivers provide a frequency response reaching from 80Hz to 20kHz, while a bass reflex design helps enhance the low-end sound.
Each speaker measures approximately 7.87 x 5.51 inches and weighs roughly 3.34 lbs. A built-in USB cord provides the power, eliminating the need for an AC adapter. The speakers work with Mac OS X 10.3 or higher, along with Windows Vista, XP, or 2000.
Users can purchase the LaCie Sound2 Speakers from the company's online store or supporting resellers, with a suggested retail price of $100. The speakers are backed by a two-year warranty.