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Logitech AudioHub   (Source: Image via Logitech)

Logitech AudioHub with Notebook  (Source: Image via Logitech)
Logitech announces new AudioHub for notebooks that adds sound and connectivity

One of the pitfalls to using a notebook exclusively is that it tends to have speakers that are not that great for those wanting to listen to music and watch movies. One of the other problems is that notebooks tend to lack the USB ports important to users with lots of gadgets and peripherals.

Logitech has a new item called the AudioHub that aims to remedy both of these common notebook shortcomings. The AudioHub is a 2.1 speaker system designed to sit behind your notebook. The two satellite speakers are width adjustable allowing you to position them to the sides of your notebook rather than having them behind the computer where some of the sound is blocked.

In addition to having movable satellite speakers, a built-in subwoofer offers improved levels of bass and the speakers use a three-chamber design. A three port Hi-speed USB hub is built into the AudioHub as well to provide more connectivity options for USB devices. One single USB connection from the AudioHub to your PC powers the speakers as well as the USB hub.

The AudioHub is slightly more than 3.5-inches tall and has a pair of 2-inch tweeters and one 3-inch woofer. Another nice feature is a built-in web cam stand that extends from the top of the AudioHub. The USB hub is powered via an included AC adapter, allowing the use of high-power USB devices. A pair of USB cables is included with one 2-foot cable and one 4-foot extension. The AudioHub is compatible with Windows 98SE, ME, 2000, XP, and Vista as well as Mac OS X and higher. Logitech covers the device with a 2-year warranty and the device carries an MSRP of $99.99 with availability in October, 2007.

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3" subwoofer
By Hare on 9/14/2007 1:38:40 AM , Rating: 2
What a "subwoofer". Perfect example of BS marketing jargon.

Rather than get this "dock" I would just buy two decent active speakers and a usb-hub. All those plastic soap boxes sound awful.

RE: 3" subwoofer
By redbone75 on 9/14/2007 1:47:16 AM , Rating: 2
Rather than get this "dock" I would just buy two decent active speakers and a usb-hub. All those plastic soap boxes sound awful.

Yeah, but how portable are those two active speakers and hub? The whole unit looks like it will fit right in your laptop carrying case alongside your laptop.

RE: 3" subwoofer
By kelmon on 9/14/2007 4:18:49 AM , Rating: 2
Correct. Logitech, while normally good for releasing useful products, appear to have identified a gap in the market that wasn't there. There is absolutely no way that I would try to carry this product with a laptop when traveling and when I am "back at base" then it is attached to a proper set of speakers.

Unless you particularly need more stuff to carry around with you then this is a particularly useless product.

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