Summary: Accidentally pasted the wrong review here. Assuming people clicking on this didn't want to read about the Epson printer (though it is a good one), I've removed the accidental posting and will update this one as soon as I can.
Summary: My review is of the 'lower' grade SBX8, which should be taken into account while reading this because the product in perusal should only get better with each upgrade. The latter being important because the BlasterAxx SBX8 is a functional, well-performing add-on to your laptop. Different Operating Systems: Works on newest updated of Lion OSX on Mac -- after installing driver. Works on Windows 7/8 regardless if driver software is installed. ---Uses--- As an..
Summary: When i opened this up I was concerned that it was so tiny. It measures only 6.5 inches high by 2.5 inches wide. However, the sound that comers out of it is amazing. it is good enough to fill an entire small room with decent quality sound. Of course you're not going to be rattling the walls with this speaker and it does sound really strained if you crank it up to full volume. But for an office setting it is great.
Summary: This speaker has excellent sound qualities and has a slim design. I have the AMP SP1 a.m.p SP1 Portable Bluetooth Speaker (Black) portable speaker which doesn't have quite as good sound quality as the SBX8, but the AMP SP1 has bluetooth. They are both about the same price, but will cost you $50 more to get the bluetooth version of this speaker (the SBX10 Creative Sound BlasterAxx SBX10 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker with Microphone ).
Summary: I'm a bit of an audiophile, so my first reaction in reviewing this speaker was to hand out a three star review. However, this speaker doesn't claim to deliver top-notch quality sound, so for most people, this speaker will work admirably. Just know, however, that if you are an audiophile, or are the least bit demanding when it comes to computer sound reproduction, you'll want to steer clear of this product.
Summary: I ordered the Creative Sound BlasterAxx SBX8 for an improvement over the awful built-in speakers on my HP 2000-2b10NR 15.6-Inch Laptop . Setup for Windows 8 was a bit of a pain due to having to download a special driver which took forever to install, but after I had that fixed everything worked as it should. Sound quality is pretty great for its size, probably better than most PC speakers I've used in the past.
Nice sound, average value, so-so Windows 8 support.
Kevin Nicholls "jaded, aging hipster", Amazon
10 December 2012
Summary: While I adore my Lenovo Thinkpad W520, from day one, I've hated the internal speakers. They were tinny, and clipped, and... awful, hateful, terrible speakers. So, I've mostly used headphones or earbuds. Getting the SBX8 was kind of a treat. On Windows 8, I was pleased to see that the SBX8 didn't seem to want anything from me when I plugged it in. The OS seemed to understand what I had plugged in, and everything seemed fine until I wanted to play sound.
Summary: At $100, the Creative Soundblaster Axx SBX8 is a great portable speaker to bring on the road. But it does have some limitations that might make you question whether it's worth the investment or not. The SBX8 is small - not much bigger than a soda can. Setup worked fine out of the box on both my Macbook Air and my desktop, with the software downloadable from Creative's website for additional effects.
Good Solution If You Are Disappointed with your Laptop's Mike and Speaker
Joseph "jck09", Amazon
7 December 2012
Summary: Summary: This is a pretty good choice, but only if you want exactly what this product offers. It's a very compact combination speaker and microphone that plugs into a USB port and uses USB power. If you're unhappy with the microphone and speaker on your computer when making internet phone or video calls, and want something compact, this will do the job.