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Special Offers – Week of December 14th

December 14, 2009

Good afternoon all, hopefully everyone’s week is off to a good start. For those of you who are regular readers, you’ll be pretty familiar with the structure of the blog by now, but for those of you who are new to it, we generally tend to post on Monday afternoon to point out some of the products that we’re offing discounts on for the week.

This week, we’ve got offers on a lovely set of speakers and a solid Wireless N router.

Logitech X-230 2.1:

Logitech’s X-230 is a solid set of speakers; it boasts two speakers and a sub, as anyone who’s familiar with the “2.1” in the name will already have noticed. They’re small, pretty elegant and tuck out of the way neatly… that said, they’re also some lovely speakers.

Click through to see our page for the Logitech X-230s 🙂

Logitech’s X-230 provide a full and solid sound that’s genuinely very impressive indeed considering the fact that they’re so very cheap. Moreover, you won’t find that the bass eclipses the treble too much, as is sadly common on other speakers in the same price range. The subwoofer isn’t massive, but it does the job. Obviously enough, at €44 you’re not going to be getting professional quality sound out of them, but if you’re just looking to add a little something visceral to your desk then you could certainly do a lot worse.

The user reviews confirm that with some fairly quotable snips, including, “Deep full bass, very clear sound. So cheap. Was hard to believe how good they sound was for that price, just wanted any old speakers hooked up for parties to play music over; all agreed; sound was fantastic, I’m very impressed.” It’s hard to argue with that kind of positivity, especially with other reviews echoing similar sentiment.

Logitech’s X-230 will set you back the entirely reasonable sum of €44 this week, which isn’t bad at all considering what you get out of the whole affair.

For those who like the price and description then you can check out Logitech’s 5.1 surround arrangement built from similar parts, the Logitech X-530. It’s what I’m using in my gaming/music setup at home and I’m loving it 😉



Draft N Finally Standardised

September 14, 2009

Many of us have already been using “Draft N” routers to network our “Draft N” wireless devices for years, but it seems that this week we get to drop the “draft” and just use “Wireless N” as the whole thing gets approved officially.

Draft n logo

While it’s been a long time coming, it’s nice to see that 802.11n is finally a real wireless standard, rather than the strange hovering-in-limbo act it’s been pulling for the last few years. According to RealTechNews, the whole business only took seven years, which makes us feel older than we really are, given that it’s easy to remember a time when 802.11n seemed like a bit of a pipe dream.