Gadget of the Day – Calabash USB speakers

Brando describes these as the Calabash speaker. A quick rifle through Wikipedia later and we discover that they do bear a striking resemblance to a Ca

Brando describes these as the Calabash speaker. A quick rifle through Wikipedia later and we discover that they do bear a striking resemblance to a Caribbean fruit of the same name. Still, we can't help thinking they look like two snowmen wearing fez hats.No matter, because regardless of looks these are actually a set of bargain basement virtual surround sound PC speakers. Pulling the same ‘five channels from two boxes’ trick as sets ten times as wallet demanding, these yellow or blue USB dumplings only ask to be exchanged for a crisp ten pound note. It’s virtual surround for virtually nothing.That puts them nicely into stocking filler territory, though with a measly 1W of power each, we feel they reside firmly in the novelty section.

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Calabash USB speakersPrice: £10 On sale: NowContact: BrandoRelated stories:The Jamo in your surround sound sandwich