TECH TOOLS: BassJump subwoofer
LAPTOP SPEAKERS are functional but they rarely set new trends for audio quality. They’ll do in an emergency, but true audiophiles will want something richer.
Twelve South’s BassJump subwoofer will help redress the balance a little. This is one for MacBook users, designed specifically for Apple’s laptop range. It satisfies all the usual laptop requirements: compact, easy to use and fits in well with the overall MacBook “look”.
The BassJump is designed to work with your existing laptop speakers, promising to turn your MacBook into a mini-sound system. Powered by USB, the device keeps cable clutter to a minimum by using a single cable to deliver both power and sound.
The custom software included will blend the sound from your built-in speakers with the output from the BassJump to boost your audio considerably. It even comes with its own neoprene case for carrying around.