The Ultrabook is the slimmest, most light-weight machine on the market in terms of laptop choice, however in achieving svelte lines and portability, most laptops make sacrifices including the quality of their in-built speakers.
If you have a laptop with speakers that are tinny and not powerful enough, you are right to be frustrated; in this media conscious world, video is forever becoming a main source of news and entertainment on laptops (not to mention playing songs, watching DVD’s BluRay etc.) and as such having good speakers is essential. So what can you do, other than trade in your laptop? (note, that’s a terrible reason to trade in your book’).
Well, Edifier sell one such product which can actually help. It is called the Sound to Go MP250 portable speaker, and it has received excellent reviews online from numerous sources. The speaker itself is made up from 75% brushed aluminium and is the perfect balance between being heavy and being light, instilling quality and portability at the same time. The MP250 connects through a USB power supply (simply plug it into your Ultrabook / laptop through USB) and having tested one out first hand for over one week, we can vouch for the quality of this product.
High and mid range sound levels pump out of the MP250 perfectly fine and clear, however once you start to crank the volume up to about 70% the sound does fall apart a little bit; this however is to be expected with a portable speaker, especially one which costs under £40 online. Wait, did I just say £40? Why yes, I did. In fact all of Edifiers products are extremely competitively priced, despite all of them offering up great sound quality and great build quality.
Overall and if you are in the market for a portable speaker to make your listening experience better on your laptop, this particular option, the Sound to Go MP250, should be perfect for you.