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ASUS Announces uBoom Series Compact Notebook Sound-Bar Speakers

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  1. btarunr

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    As an established manufacturer of high performance audio cards, ASUS has always been at the forefront of delivering the best in audio entertainment technology to its consumers. Today, ASUS is proud to announce the launch of its first ever multimedia speaker series. The ASUS uBoom and uBoom Q sound-bar speakers are designed to provide high fidelity audio and heart-thumping bass via a maze-like reflex port, which is then channeled through speakers designed to place the user in the audio sweet-spot. For added convenience and mobility, both the ASUS uBoom and uBoom Q sound-bar speakers feature USB 2.0 connectivity for audio output. The uBoom Q also draws its power via the USB 2.0 port, effectively eliminating the need for an adapter and the numerous wires often associated with conventional speaker set-ups and providing high fidelity audio reproduction while on-the-move.

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    Cinematic Audio Reproduction through Innovative Design
    With the ASUS uBoom and uBoom Q sound-bar speakers, users can enjoy their movies, videos and games in greater clarity and bass. A specially designed maze-like reflex port delivers adrenaline-pumping bass, while powerful satellite speakers place users in a sweet-spot of high fidelity sound.

    Clutter-free High-fidelity Audio Entertainment and Power via USB 2.0
    Both the ASUS uBoom and uBoom Q sound-bar speakers are designed to bring ease-of-use and convenience to users while on-the-move. 50% smaller than conventional 2.1 speaker set-ups, the ASUS uBoom and uBoom Q sound-bar speakers connect directly to the back of the notebook via USB 2.0. They effectively replace the onboard sound with a high fidelity codec for enhanced audio enjoyment. The ASUS uBoom Q also draws its power from the same USB 2.0 port, effectively eliminating the need for a power adapter, wires and cables, further reinforcing its mobile audio entertainment capabilities.

    Effective Heat Dispersion and a Smoother Audio Experience
    Cylindrical in design, the ASUS uBoom doubles as a notebook dock which offers a greater amount of air-flow for more effective heat dispersion. Its full aluminum body eliminates unwanted overtones, thus delivering a wholly satisfying listening experience for videos, movies and games.

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    so long as Asus dont over price this thing - its gonna be great - its like a laptopcooler & Audio built into 1
     
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    cooling + speakers from USB power? i bet it sounds nasty :(
     
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    well its not exactly a 'cooler' it just lifts your laptop up at an angle so cool air can run underneath it
     
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    oh, i missed that. i just saw speakers powered by USB and ... yeah.
    your comment about cooler is what had me thinking it had a fan

    the little dull text thing says theres two versions, a 2.4W USB and a 24W mains.

    the 24W model should be ok.
     
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    I reckon they could have made the 2.4w one with an AC plug so you get 2.4w just from the laptop but 24w when plugged in to mains
     
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    yeah, but i think the problem would have been that at 2.4W their wasnt enough power to drive the things with enough volume.

    In order to make it 2.4W and 24W, they'd need two sets of speakers.
     
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    Altec Lansing had a set of speakers that done that but I dont think it was a big jump to 24w though I cant seem to find any specs anywhere - its not even on Altecs site anymore but people are still selling them.

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