The AmazonBasics USB powered computer speaker is another one of Amazon\u2019s attempts at providing a simple alternative that\u2019s built well enough to work, and is also priced at a cost that won\u2019t hurt your pocket. They go for less than $20, and are available in either black or silver. The USB powered speakers also have a blue LED accent on their bottom part that makes them look really nice. Set up is also easy since the speakers are plug and play, and the inline volume control leaves for a very seamless speaker design. If this sounds like one of the best computer speakers you can get for less than $20, then go ahead and read this review to find out what else it has in store.\r\n\r\nWhy We Like It - AmazonBasics USB-powered PC Computer Speakers\r\nThe AmazonBasics USB powered speakers are a simple solution to anyone who's not looking to spend a lot of money on their computer speakers, and still wants to be guaranteed of good sound quality.\r\n\r\nPerformance\r\nThese AmazonBasics PC speakers don\u2019t really come with a power switch, so they just power on as soon as they\u2019re plugged in to your computer\u2019s USB port. You\u2019ll also need to connect it\u2019s plug into your device\u2019s 3.5mm headphone jack to redirect sound to the speakers. Once you do, you\u2019ll probably notice that the speakers are also not that powerful since each speaker produces 1.2 watts of sound, to give a combined RMS power output of 2.4 watts. Unlike the bose companion 2 series iii multimedia, the two speakers are hardwired together with cable that\u2019s long enough to let them sit on both sides of your monitor, but extending them further than the cable allows may prove to be slightly difficult.\r\nDesign\r\nOne thing that definitely makes the AmazonBasic speakers stand out is their conical shaped design. It\u2019s not easy to find any other brand of speakers that are shaped like this, but they still look good so we\u2019re not complaining. The speakers come in a compact size, are made of metal and weigh slightly under 1.4 pounds. The little speakers measure 3.9 x 2.6 x 2.8 inches so they won\u2019t take up that much space on your workdesk, but if you\u2019d prefer a more linear design, then you should probably have a look at the taotronics tt-sk018 soundbar.\r\nValue\r\nThis AmazonBasics USB powered speaker is backed by a 1 year warranty, and since it's offered by Amazon, there shouldn\u2019t be an issue with repairing it or sending you a new one if need be. The sound quality you\u2019ll get from these speakers isn\u2019t on the same level as that offered by a hi-fi system, but if you\u2019re looking for a speaker that you can just use to watch movies or for gaming, then it should be able to meet your needs. Also, there\u2019s not much difference between it and the Logitech z130, but if you\u2019d prefer the controls to be on the speaker instead, then the z130 might be a better option for you.\r\nAmazonBasics USB-powered PC Computer Speakers Wrap Up\r\nThese AmazonBasics USB powered speakers are an easy buy if you\u2019re not looking to spend too much money on a set of speakers, and still want to make a good quality purchase. Go ahead and have a look at what other buyers had to say about it through the customer reviews on Amazon, and you\u2019ll have an idea of what to expect.