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Logitech Laptop Speaker Z305 review

A powerful set of speakers that plug into your laptop's USB port

Our Verdict

For

  • Cheap
  • Boosts sound quality
  • Easy to carry
  • Can be hooked onto back of laptops

Against

  • A bit cheap-feeling
  • Not the best sound quality out there

Many laptops are plagued with speakers that can only produce tinny and unsatisfactory sounds. Many of us use our laptops to watch and listen to media - either stuff we've downloaded, ripped or streamed from services such as BBC iPlayer - so having under-powered speakers can leave a lot to be desired.

The Logitech Laptop Speaker Z305 is a simple solution that plugs into a USB port and can be hooked on to the back of your laptop. The resulting audio quality is very good, and a huge improvement on most laptop speakers. The sounds are rich and full, and increase the output volume over what you'd usually achieve from laptop speakers.

The speakers are powered by USB, so there's no need for extra batteries.

Verdict

While the design won't win any awards, the speaker doesn't look bad, and the ability to hook them onto the back of a laptop is a nice touch. The speaker is thin and easy to carry around as well. On the packaging it claims the design helps to achieve "360 sound", which means you can hear them wherever you stand in a room.

Tech Specs

Product TypeSpeaker System
Speaker Configuration2.0
USBYes
Brand NameLogitech
ManufacturerLogitech
Power SourceUSB
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS, WEEE
Height324 mm
Width40.3 mm
Depth41.8 mm
Product ModelZ305
Product NameZ305 Speaker System
Manufacturer Part Number984-000145
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.logitech.co.uk
Marketing Information

Get room-filling, 360-degree sound from this clip-on, USB laptop speaker.

All-around sound
Wherever you go in the room, your speaker will sound crisp and clear - even if you're behind it.

Ready to play
No need for software or a power supply - a single USB connection delivers power and pure, digital sound instantly.

Clip and go
Your speaker clips securely to most laptops and netbooks, so you can easily use it anywhere you use your computer.

Package Contents
  • Z305 Speaker System
  • USB Cable
  • Travel Case
  • User Documentation
Limited Warranty2 Year