Logitech (http://www.logitech.com) has announced the Logitech Wireless Speaker Z515 and the Logitech Laptop Speaker Z305 (pictured) for Mac and Windows laptops. They also work with iPads and iPhones.
To free you from the hassle of cords and let you place your speakers up to 50 feet away, the Logitech Wireless Speaker Z515 uses 2.4 GHz wireless technology to deliver wireless audio. To set it up you plug the included wireless adapter into a USB port on your laptop. If you want to connect to an iPad or iPhone, you won’t even need the USB dongle; just put your device into Discovery mode and the Logitech Z515 speaker will find it and connect wirelessly.
The speaker’s dual two-inch drivers give full stereo sound and plenty of bass, says Mark Schneider, vice president and general manager of Logitech’s audio business unit. Plus, so you can take your music with you wherever you go, the Z515 includes a rechargeable battery that can power your speaker for up to 10 hours.
The Logitech Laptop Speaker Z305 is a lightweight, compact speaker with USB connectivity. Thanks to 360-degree audio, the Z305 emits sound evenly in all direction, according to Schneider. The Logitech Laptop Speaker Z305 securely mounts behind the screen so it’s out of the way.
The Logitech Wireless Speaker Z515 is expected to be available in September in the U.S. and Europe for a suggested retail price of US$99.99. The Logitech Laptop Speaker Z305 is expected to be available later this month in the U.S. and Europe for a suggested retail price of $59.99.