updated 01:55 pm EST, Wed December 2, 2009
JBL Creature III more compact than before
After a brief tease earlier this fall, Harman's JBL label today released its Creature III speakers. The successors to JBL's 2.1-channel computer speaker line keep a similar alien-like shape but have a more compact subwoofer that more readily fits on a desktop. It also glows from beneath and now remembers volume set by the touch-sensitive controls on one of the satellites.
The audio equipment maker hasn't said whether the system's power output has changed since the Creature II, but it will initially ship the Creature III in black and white models. Both will cost $130 and will be available solely through Apple, both at its retail shops and through the online Apple Store.