A while ago I mentioned to you that I would be bringing you reviews on some awesome items from Lenovo. Known to some as “The Artist Formerly Known as IBM” in the PC world, they not only make laptops, desktops, and servers, they also make some awesome accessories. In my first Lenovo post, I reviewed a very awesome, very useful portable monitor, the LT1421.
This time I received a pair of Lenovo M0520 portable speakers for review. As someone who travels a lot, these Lenovo speakers are a great option for taking along for better sound when watching movies. Although, I will say that they are a bit bulky for packing in a laptop bag. 🙂
I decided to hook them up to a Touch All-in-One that I have here that does not have the best sound. The speakers are powered by the USB, so there is no need for an external power cord. I plugged the audio cable in the the Audio Out jack and plugged the USB into a free USB port. The computer immediately picked up on the speakers and started using them. Now, they are not made it power a party, but they get the job done in a small space such as an office or hotel room.
These speakers are the perfect addition for the computer in my daughter’s room. They do not currently have external speakers, and these will work out fine. They are lightweight, small, and unlike some other speakers, I love that they do not need external power. Just be aware that since these speakers will take up an USB port, you may lose out on plugging in something else. I use an external mouse on my laptop, and I often plug in a USB cable to connect my phone. On my Macbook, this means that all ports are used. However, most PC laptops have 3 USB ports, so if using it with that, you will be ok.
These Lenovo speakers are available in both black and red for only $29.99 from Lenovo.com.