Summary: I originally came across these great speakers from a friend of mine. I found them at WalMart for about $25 and thought I had a deal. Then I got my second set for half the price here. VERY good sound. For a temporary mounting I used a piece of 1/2" aluminum channel and mounted the speakers on my iBook and now my 17" Powerbook. A piece of felt inside the channel keeps from scratching the lid.
Summary: Great for apps like Skype or nighttime multimedia where if you like fat sound but dont need loud volume. Downside is the connecting wires are hard stiff cheap "memory" PVC like "springs" to deal with. I had to dip the wires in boiling water to relax them.
Summary: This is the 2nd set of these speakers that I have bought. Even though I haven't received the 2nd set yet the first set are awesome. The clarity is great and they have a lot of power for the size.
Summary: Plug and play is defined by these speakers. They sound and look great right out of the box. No, symphonic excellence is not an option here, but then you didn't buy them for that. The carrying case is an added bonus. Clear sound loud enough. Great!