Looking for something to pump out the jams when you’re away from home? Pioneer has you covered with its new S-MM301 Portable Speakers ($49). These aren’t the weak little guys you may be used to hearing squeak through your MacBook Air or MacBook’s keyboard—they’re a good option for when the speakers on your laptop just aren’t enough.
Pioneer’s packed in a few special features to make these speakers not just small—they’re just a little bigger than the average smartphone—but truly portable. They’re powered by USB, so there’s no power adapter to carry around. Instead of soft mesh covers over the speakers, metal grills keep the innards protected. And they’re built to sound pretty good too. The speakers have triple coil drivers, designed to get louder and sound better than other USB-powered speakers.