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All-Digital Clip-On USB Speaker For MacBook Laptops

Looking for a compact and portable USB powered laptop speaker for your MacBook Pro or Air? GoGroove offers an all-digital USB speaker that uses a single cable for both power and stereo audio. Some prefer this instead of having separate 1/8th inch analog audio and a USB power-only cable that other types of USB computer loudspeakers require.

USB Soundbar Portable Laptop Speaker

1-Cable Power and Stereo Audio

Considering the low volume levels and limited frequency response range of most Apple MacBook's speakers, this travel-ready USB soundbar style clip-on speaker from GoGroove will make listening to iTunes music, movies or video clips far, far more enjoyable. The clip-on speaker mount can be attached at the side or the top of your Mac laptop's LCD display. If it's a bit too top-heavy for 11" MacBook Air's, you can alternately place the speaker vertically in the provided stand and use it that way.

Portable JLab USB Laptop Speakers Ideal For MacBooks

Shopping for a compact USB powered laptop speaker system from JLab for your Apple MacBook Air or Pro? J-Lab Audio has been around for many years and has offered several Universal Serial Bus powered computer loudspeaker systems that are small, compact and easy to take along with your MacBook.

The original 1-piece stereo JLab USB loudspeaker is still available in Black or Pearl White and features fairly large dual driver cones on a flexible gooseneck arm to let you adjust the laptop loudspeaker's angle and placement. It can be a bit top-heavy so a plastic stress relief is included to help support the one-piece speaker. It delivers crystal clear sound with dual 1-watt digital amps and 2 high-output full range micro drivers.

B-Flex X-Bass Hi-Fi Speaker

Improved Sound, Shorter Gooseneck

Introduced several years later, an updated version of JLab's portable notebook USB speaker was released with a more stylish and simmer, tapered enclosure. This current model also features a shorter flexible gooseneck and puts less stress on your MacBook's USB port. Available in Black it compliments more recent Aluminum and Black Apple MacBooks and delivers significantly increased bass response and audio volume over any MacBook's internal micro-speaker drivers.

It's a shame these sleek, brushed aluminum USB powered JLab notebook speakers ideal for Apple MacBooks seems to have been discontinued. But you may still be able to find them, or perhaps as refurbished or used. If Amazon doesn't have them, check out 'JLab SubSpace' USB notebook speakers on eBay and you should be able to find a set.

JLab SubSpace Stereo Speakers

Dual 50mm Drivers - Brushed Aluminum Cubes

They were manufactured in both Sliver and Black brushed aluminum colors. I owned a pair and really loved JLab's styling and the enhanced and improved bass as well as the spatial stereo sound these separate 2.0 loudspeakers were able to deliver in such a compact form factor. I don't travel with my Apple laptop often so a 2-piece USB desktop speaker system was a better choice for me. Most of J-Lab Audio's speaker products are now wireless Bluetooth systems, I'll cover some of those in another blog post at

Great Sounding Clip On Speaker For MacBook Pro

There's a fair number of one-piece clip-on USB powered speakers to dramatically improve the sound quality and frequency response of Windows and MacBook laptops. But some are better, and designed more intelligently than others.

Good Sounding USB Speaker

Single-Cable Digital Stereo

Kinivo makes a USB soundbar style speaker that features reasonably large stereo speaker drivers and a clip on design that DOESN'T block your Windows laptop or MacBook iSight webcam like far too many do! So you can still do your video chat and enjoy great sounding audio for your music, television and movie watching enjoyment. While this speaker may be a little too top-heavy for a MacBook Air, 13 and 15 inch MacBook Pro users should have no problem mounted atop the LCD display. The clip also acts as a built-in stand, so you can use it just sitting on your desktop if you prefer.

Getting all it's power and delivering pure digital stereo audio over a single cable, the Kinivo speaker doesn't use a separate 1/8" analog cable for the audio signal - something that far too many portable USB powered soundbar speakers require.

White Unibody MacBook : Speakers Live UNDER The Hood

Where are a MacBooks speakers? So, you thought Apple's er, INNOVATIVE concept of REAR-FACING speakers in the original white MacBook wasn't enough? Well, with the recent intro of the new MacBooks - speaker technology gets buried UNDER THE KEYBOARD and takes barely-audible barely-audio to the next level.

MacBook Speakers Now Hide Under The Keyboard
Is this progress?!? Thanks to the disassemblers at - we can see:
1. The new speakers at least face UPWARDS towards the customers ears. That's an advancement.
2. They now live INVISIBLY under the Caps-Lock and Return keys.
3. They're barely the size of a man's thumbnail, to prevent unwanted volume or annoying frequency response.
4. The speakers are over 3" CLOSER to your ears than ever before, that should kinda, sorta help.