4 Clever design and decent sound for sizesnakula | 19/01/2010 | See all snakula's reviews (2)This tiny pair of stereo speakers offers a very portable solution for expanding and improving on integrated laptop speakers and also makes a fair job of freeing you up from headphones when using an mp3 player.Although they certainly go loud for their size, bass does not live up to the hype I have read on some sites - their size should tell you that! But they still do a pretty good job - well above the tinny fizz you can get. Treble and vocals are very good actually and you need to push them hard to get them to distort; or use low bitrate recordings!Build is good; they don't feel flimsy and are heavy enough to give you some reassurance: they are still very portable.Design is excellent. When attached to resemble an egg, their flat bases magnetically attract each other easily enough to keep them stuck. The magnets add a bit of mass in their bases for stability.Holding the base and unscrewing causes the upper part of the speaker to spring up expanding via a concertina tube which forms a bass port. It looks great as well as serving to improve bass.I particularly like the simple charging - usb from a computer to each speaker and a red LED light eventually (2hrs) turns blue when charged. The same light is on when in use and dims to show when juice is needed.Battery life is excellent and I have not been too shy with volume.Finally I have ordered another pair to make 4 speakers in all as each speaker can be connected to another (1 lead comes with each pair you buy) via a 'buddy jack' (3.5mm jack) to the usb input of the next speaker in the chain. This should improve bass a little as well as stereo spread. Clever marketing! 5 stars for design and vibe, 4 stars for sound.