"Cant beat it for 20 bucks! Holy smoke."5.0 starson by aardllama
Pros: Cheap! For $20 you get two decent speakers (louder than my iphone or laptop speakers), a usb cabe, carrying bag and battery powering-box. Can be plugged into USB port of laptop for power or use batteries. Great if you're not a crazy person.
Cons: No good if you're the type to spend 250 beans on a portable mp3 player speaker system. I keep these in my "manpurse" (a rugged and manly backpack full of toys) for on-the-road amplification of sound for music or when the kids need a movie fix.
Summary: Cheap. Effective. Portable. Durable. Frankly I'm shocked that something half decent was so cheap. Perhaps they will give me a disease, or maybe they watch me while I bathe, but we'll have to see.
If I step on them, I'll buy another pair. If I need decent sound quality, I'm not going to complain when the speakers I bought for less than a high-quality pair of gold-plated, platinum crusted, holy-water infused RCA cables don't deliver on my 2 am study of Tom Waits' "get behind the mule" while stir my brandy with a nail.