Portable speaker systems are a must have for laptop users if they want to enjoy good quality audio on the move. The integrated laptop speakers may provide sufficient power but the sound quality won’t be as good as the one coming from external speakers.
iBall has introduced two portable speakers to be used along with laptop recently.
Features of iBall Melody Bar are:
- USB Interface
- 2W RMS power output
- Magnetically shield
- Dimensions: 22 cm x 6.5 cm x 5 cm (W x H x D)
Features of iBall USB Drum are:
- Mini USB connectivity
- 4W RMS power output
- 7 cm x 8 cm x 7 cm (W x H x D)
iBall Melody Bar is a very slim but long portable speaker. The system is very simple to setup as well as operate. Its slim form factor allows the user to carry it around very easily. The device can easily be tugged away in your back pack. There is a removable clip that is featured in the speaker. This clip allows the user to mount the speaker either vertically or horizontally in the laptops monitor. Since it can be attached to the monitor there is no need to find additional space to operate the speaker. The speaker also has magnetic shielding and also the speaker is powered up from the USB port. There are also different colour options like white, red as well as black.
iBall Drum is a very simple and compact speaker system. The device comes in two speaker units. The design resembles that of the traditional Indian music instrument known as Tabla and may be that is why the name iBall Drum. It is a plug and play device. That is to enjoy music, just plug the speakers and there is no need for additional connection or support devices. The speakers are powered by the USB connectivity cable itself so no need for extra power supplies. There is also provision to plug in an external music device like an Mp3 player or ipod to play music. But a small set back is that while doing so the speakers still have to be powered via USB cable. They also have a self locking feature allowing them to be kept together.
iBall Melody comes with a price tag of Rs.890/- and iBall Drum comes with a price tag of Rs.990/- in India. This is very competitive pricing considering the price range of other portable laptop speakers.