Summary: Provides adequate improvement in sound quality and volume over my laptop's built in speakers. When plugged in to a USB port, seamlessly installed it's software. A quick trip to (Windows 7) Control Panel, Sound app - to enable the new device - and you're ready to go. These speakers become the priority device the laptop uses, when they're plugged in. When unplugged, the laptop defaults back to it's internal speakers. No additional messing around needed with the settings.
Summary: The speaker is good looking and has a single connection from a USB cable for neater cord management. The cord in the picture is the only one for both sound and power. The sound is good for the size, and I like the pushbutton volume control. I would recommend to anyone who needs a speaker for a small deskspace.