Summary: After getting burned with Logitech V20 (worked for two minutes and died, returned to Amazon), I picked up the Insignia NS-PUSB at local Best Buy. I think they're the same as NS-2098, going by the picture. It was plug-and-play into USB port, no complications, and I instantly realized that they were 100% better than Logitech V20.
Summary: These speakers surprised me with just how good they sound. Don't expect to get much bass from them, but for their size they really kick out a lot of sound. They have excellent presence with a crisp sound. Voice from movies sounds natural. From another room I thought I was hearing real people. They come with a nice carry case that offers adequate and stylish protection. The cords are a bit short, but should be fine for a laptop.