Targus isn't a name that immediately comes to mind in any discussion of portable speakers, but it's certainly a brand associated with all forms of portable computing. That's why its new "Speaker Book" makes sense--and it even resembles a tiny laptop, if you have a good imagination.
Searching for well designed portable speakers has become something of an obsession for us, for unknown reasons we're afraid to explore. It was particularly disappointing, therefore, to find out from I4U News that this sleek folding mini-system is available only in the U.K., especially because it uses a standard 3.5-millimeter cable and can be powered by any USB port or AAA batteries. Alas, once again we're stuck with the Dumbo look.