Summary: First of all, be careful when ordering, as there seem to be a lot of listings from different sources for these speakers, and the prices are ALL OVER the place. You should be paying under thirty-five bucks (I paid under thirty). The different listings also come with different accessories.
Summary: I bought this speaker because my laptop has really crappy speakers that are completely worthless. Upon receiving the Altec I was a little skeptical because of how small it is. It comes with a nice little case the speaker fits in perfectly.
Summary: I was a little skeptical about this purchase - small size, single speaker.... But made the selection primarily based on the price and relatively good reviews. I played a variety of music genres and was quite pleased with the sound quality.
Summary: I use this product on a laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium. When you put the computer to sleep, which is normal instead of turning it off, the Altec speaker emits a continuous whine until you unplug it. Not a big deal, except that all that plugging and unplugging will eventually damage the usb port.
Given the good sound quality, low cost, and type (USB Powered & Non-Clip-on) -- 5 Stars!
Tom of NYC, Amazon
14 January 2011
Summary: This is my review of 3 portable, USB powered, laptop speakers I've received recently: 1. The first USB powered speaker I purchased was the ALTEC LANSING iML237USB ORBIT: I was pleased with the sound quality of the ALTEC LANSING ORBIT.
Summary: I bought these for the workstations in my office. I just needed to hear a few system sounds, no music or anything. I placed these in the computer cabinets that have a vent on top, and was really surprised at the volume they played at. I debated speaker bars but fittment would be an issue.
Summary: I received my iML 237 speaker from Amazon within 5 days of placing my order. I ordered it the day Amazon had it listed for sale for the first time, so I know I was one of the first people to get this speaker. I was very surprised (almost shocked) by the sound quality.