Summary: I absolutely love my Orbit USB Lite Speaker. I purchased one about 6 months ago for my home, and now am ordering another for the office, and travel. It is so reasonable you can have several. It dramatically increases the volume and quality of the sound of your laptop--mine is awful.
Summary: speakers are not as loud as i expected, but are pretty clear....no buzzing or screeching sound when computer sleeps, turn or/off... i run ubuntu on my computer, so i don't know if that has something to do with the no screeching sound
Arthur Niederfringer "Arthur Niederfringer", Amazon
30 May 2014
Summary: My wife and I are traveling for surgery and rehab this summer and we took our llaptop and are using our host's laptop. Laptop speakers sound tinny. I plugged this speaker into the big Dell laptop and it does boost volume by 2.5X as advertised.
Summary: Received the Altec Lansing Orbit today. Plugged into usb port and turned the computer off. The terrible wail began. It really is in pain. This is totally unsatisfactory. I do not wish to have to unplug a usb each time I shut down. There is no workaround on the Altec site.
Summary: Works as advertised. No power cord required! Just plug it into a USB port on your computer and bingo, you have better sound than your typical laptop speakers. It is not super loud but load enough to hear all across a medium sized room.