Excerpt: (1 items) LaCie's descriptively-named FireWire Speakers are unique among speakers we've tested: rather than connecting to your computer using a standard audio cable, or even a USB cable, these compact (5.3" high by 3.9" wide by 3.5" deep) speakers connect via FireWire. You plug the right speaker's built-in FireWire cable -- unfortunately, the speakers aren't labeled, so trust me on this, the one with the FireWire cable is the right -- into your computer's FireWire port...
Conclusion: The LaCie speakers make for a sleek and sexy addition to your computer set-up, and the lack of serpentine cables to stash is a bonus. They're also reasonably priced at AU$149. Our main complaint would be that they are almost too powerful -- if you like to have tunes playing quietly in the background, you'll probably need to adjust both your system volume and the volume within your music player app.
Pros: May require adjustments that aren't mentioned in the manual, High volume, No visual volume indicator
Cons: Sleek and sexy, Few cables, Powerful sound, no tinniness