Summary: These speakers certainly work if you need them, but the sound quality is terrible. If you want speakers for a desktop, or even a semi permanent docking area for a laptop, spend a few extra bucks and get the Creative T10's or something similar.
Summary: Really stupid design on the volume control, in my opinion. Most speakers have a knob, making it easy to reach around and adjust the sound. But these have a low-profile kind of dial that made it hard to adjust the sound volume unless you pulled the speaker right over close to you or used both hands.