We love nothing more than delivering breaking news from the worlds of USB hamster wheels and iPod pillows, but here’s something to file under ‘Christmas presents that make you look more generous than you are’ – Logitech’s 5.1 speaker system.The X-540 serves up full surround sound from your console, and will even have a bash at converting signals from a two-channel source thanks to what it calls ‘matrix surround’ tech. The sound won’t rival a Denon flagship system, but there are convenient touches like a clip on the centre-channel for attaching it to your flat-screen monitor. And, to be fair, it costs £70, which wouldn’t even get you a high-end speaker’s tweeter. Gold star for Logitech.
LG X-540 Price: £70 On sale: Now Contact: Logitech