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Logitech Laptop Speaker Z305 review

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

Logitech Laptop Speaker Z305
Upgrade your laptop's sound easily

TechRadar Verdict

Pros

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    Cheap

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    Boosts sound quality

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    Easy to carry

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    Can be hooked onto back of laptops

Cons

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    A bit cheap-feeling

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    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.

Matt Hanson
Matt Hanson


Matt is TechRadar's Managing Editor for Computing and Entertainment, looking after two of the best, and most exciting, channels on the site. Having written for a number of publications such as PC Plus, PC Format, T3 and Linux Format, there's no aspect of technology that Matt isn't passionate about, especially computing and PC gaming. Ever since he got an Amiga A500+ for Christmas in 1991, he's loved using (and playing on) computers, and will talk endlessly about how The Secret of Monkey Island is the best game ever made. He's also a huge film and TV fan and Marvel geek, and his favorite recent film is Dune.