updated 04:00 am EDT, Tue September 11, 2007
Logitech this morning took the wraps from the AudioHub, a new stand for those who treat their notebooks as full desktop replacements. Its namesake speaker system includes both two 3-watt satellites as well as a 9-watt subwoofer, providing balanced sound without the bulk or clutter of a stand-alone system. The speakers accordingly slide outwards to accommodate larger notebooks and are low-profile enough to fit underneath a larger second display. A single USB connection allows the sound and a three-port USB hub to work through a single USB cable, Logitech adds.
A bundled but optional vertical stand supports more elaborate setups with a perch for a webcam or other clip-on accessories that the user would normally only require at a desk. Logitech's schedule has the AudioHub shipping in October for $100, when it will support both any Mac OS X or Windows notebook with a spare USB port.