Excerpt: Need to juice up your desktop music scene? Nuforce has just the thing. Its new Icon is a miniature, multi-threat amplifier that can be used to pump music from a computer or audio player to your speakers and headphones.
Pros: Sturdy silicon-like stand holds it vertically. Rad design and color choices: red, black, blue, silver. Small enough to take on vacation.
Cons: Ethernet speaker cables are cutting edge, but standard banana plugs would be better. Bass can be a touch thin in heavier (rock, hip hop) music.