Just in time for back-to-school shopping madness comes an announcement from multi-media speaker maker Hercules revealing five new additions to its speaker line, bound to be found in a dorm near you this fall.
The XPS 2.0 10 ARC (right) take the Hercules’ original entry level 2-channel speaker system and style it up a bit by adding a smooth arc shape to the mix for about $30. The XPS 2.1 20 (above) adds a subwoofer and wired remote volume control for just $5 more.
The new Hercules XPS Soundbar USB (below) is the company’s first speaker of its type, providing a clip-on speaker upgrade for laptops and netbooks. Designed to clip to the top of a laptop without getting in the way of its webcam, the mini sized sound bar runs off of USB power and drives four small active speakers and one passive radiator with 5 watts of peak power. Hercules promises its new USB soundbar will crank out big sound that will blow away any laptop’s built-in speakers. At an asking price of $50, we certainly hope so.
To round out the fall and winter line-up, Hercules also dressed up its best selling 2.0 and 2.1 40 Slim speakers in glossy white laquer and chrome highlights. The two-channel system is meant to go for $40, or $60 if you want the subwoofer.