One thing that laptops often lack is a good speaker system. When wanting to keep mobile it’s important to have a small set of speakers that can easily be transported but also provides nice quality sound without being too power hungry.
The Otone Aporto Speaker system is entering a market where there is plenty of choice so it will be hard to push itself out of the crowd and make a true impact. With two speakers that with retractable wiring from a central base the Otone is definitely offering something unique and actually quite useful, but will it offer the quality sound that people are looking for?
Otone are known for their quality designs and these speakers keep up with the standard that they like to keep. They are sturdy and reliable but it has been noted that the black body of the speakers do tend to collect finger prints which of course can be annoying. The speakers themselves are a nice size and do give off the look of a speaker that can output nice quality sound.
With the retractable wire system there is little fuss with having to hide wires as they are pulled back into the main body when needed. The wires themselves are a little flimsy though, maybe a thicker wire could have been used just to protect the speakers a little more.
Running on either USB power of battery there is a mini-USB socket on the back that will connect to your laptop which provides the audio connection and power charging at the same time. There is also an audio socket in the back for additional connection options. Cables are provided for all audio options.
It’s important to remember that these are portable speakers so you can’t expect excellent quality like you get from a full sound system. What you do get though is crisp sound that does not have the “tinny” effect that some small speakers can give especially cheap ones. The speakers themselves can actually stay connected to the main module or be detached, when detached they offer a better quality in bass too which is nice to see.
These are a nicely priced speaker set with a nice feature (with the retractable wiring). They can be used as one speaker itself or detached to provide better spacing of the sound and improve the bass. The quality of the build gives them a good premium feel and you do feel they are more expensive than they actually are.