updated 03:10 pm EDT, Tue October 19, 2010
Harman Kardon ships SoundSticks III speakers
Harman Kardon today updated one of its seminal computer speaker lines. The SoundSticks III preserve the sound and the distinctive, Apple-themed translucent look but addresses some of its common quirks. A satellite power switch makes it easier to turn them off, the audio is now braided, and the design now has white light instead of blue to better match the latest iMacs and MacBooks.
The modern design still uses a 3.5mm audio jack for input and puts through 20W of sustained power through its subwoofer as well as 10W through each satellite. Harman Kardon still commands a premium for the SoundSticks and is pricing the III line at $210. Stores should carry them today.