BlueTooth Speakers by BlueAnt

Bluetooth speakers are a great way to put audio sound where you want it without running wires.

Couple of things to keep in mind when toying with the idea of getting a stereo bluetooth speaker system...

1) You must be running a device with Bluetooth A2DP capabilities (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile). Any Mac running either Leopard (10.5) or Snow Leopard (10.6) is fully compliant with A2DP and can take full advantage of the stereo aspect of Bluetooth. There have been bluetooth speakers around for some time but those haven't been stereo. Only with the release of Leopard (10.5.6 to be specific) has this capability be available for the Mac platform. The version 3.0 software release for the iPhone and iPod touch bring this feature along too.

2) Keep you expectations within reason. Remember, Bluetooth is a "NEAR-BY" technology meant to transmit within a 10 meter (approx 30 ft) range. This means that it will work fine for a normal room but not-so-well for broadcasting across the whole house.

image BlueAnt M1 Bluetooth Stereo Speakers
This stand alone system features a portable system capable of transmitting 28 watts of sound for up to ten hours on a single charge. It comes with a charger cable and an 3.5mm imput jack for using with none bluetooth mp3 players and devices.

Big sound from a small box.

BlueAnt M1 Bluetooth Stereo Speakers

Stereo Speaker Sound System

Tired of the tinny sound from your laptop speakers? Maybe you need a nice sound system for your desktop system instead. Whichever camp you fall into, this stereo speaker system by Logitech is an impressive unit sure to make your eardrums happy.

This system was developed for laptops but could be just as easily at home with a desktop system too.

image Logitech AudioHub Notebook Speakers
The side speakers telescope to accommodate a laptop with a screen size of up to 17 inches. Also in the cabinet is a tuned subwoofer for those incredible deep tones. Piping in at 15 watts rms, the sound from these 3 speakers left me with my jaw open. For those of you that know me it takes quite a bit for me to become speechless.

I have yet to invest in a laptop but I bought this system for my home machine which is a Mac Mini. I have my monitor up on a stand and so I placed these speakers just under the raised monitor. This sound system certainly impresses me when I'm sitting in front of it. So too when I'm away from my machine and listening to something from my iTunes library, the sound fills the room nicely and serves up a great audio experience.

Another fav of mine is the built-in USB hub. These speakers are USB powered so having a built-in powered hub is a real nice touch. For laptop users this is especially handy - keep all your peripherals plugged into the hub. Then when you sit down with your machine, just plug in the speaker system and everything else comes along for the ride with that one single plug-in.

Also included with this unit is a webcam stand. Another nice touch for holding your web camera in place.

If Logitech comes out with an enhanced version of this product, I hope they'll include a mini headphone jack on the front side. That way I can plug my headphones in and not disturb my neighbors during one of my late night sound sessions. Aside from that, I very happy with these speakers and give them my Best pick in the USB speaker department.

Logitech AudioHub Notebook Speakers