These Lenovo USB-powered laptop speakers are something we recently added to our own CES gear checklist. Unlike poorer-quality speakers, these draw power from a single USB port, but also provide a 3.5mm jack, so you can power them with your laptop, but also plug them into another device, like an PMP or tablet nearby. You can even use them with a USB-to-AC adapter, or a USB portable power pack, and go laptop-less.
We use them with a tablet playing Hulu Plus and TuneIn Radio Pro, so we can watch TV and cover CES without the performance hit (either on bandwidth or our CPUs). They are reminiscent in design to the Apple Pro Speakers of the early 2000s. Unfortunately, those speakers used a proprietary connector… thankfully, Lenovo thought different on that matter.
While we have seen them for a $1.50 lower in the past, this is still a great price for them, usually selling for $29.99 shipped. And, they’re estimated to ship before CES is over and done with, in case they aren’t already in your CES gear (or even if you don’t go to CES at all).
In terms of performance, the oddly-named 57Y6360 is not going to match your $99 Bose speakers you got on that Black Friday deal, but they are great for traveling around, no need for an AC adapter, and great performance that can be heard well across a room.