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Guide to Powered Speakers

Powered Speakers

Powered Speakers

By Anne Ahira

If you are considering spending the money for quality stereo equipment, like powered speakers, you need to do a bit of research to make sure you are spending your money wisely.

Powered speakers can make a huge difference in your listening experience. You will hear your music like never before, and not just because of the volume, but because of the quality. It will bring out the nuances and subtleties in your favorite songs.

If you have started looking into stereo equipment, you may be overwhelmed by the huge amount of information that is out there. It is more than you can handle if you do not understand the basics. You can spend $20 or $2000 on a set of powered speakers or anywhere in between. The high end is only for people who insist on having the very best.

For most people $200 set will provide excellent quality, while some people might be perfectly happy with a $40 set. What you spend will depend on the other components in your system and what your budget is.

You do not want your speakers to be the weak link in your stereo system, but you also do not want to spend so much that the money is wasted on quality that the rest of your system cannot match.

Powered speakers have a built in amplifier which makes them more powerful and more versatile then traditional speakers. Traditional speakers have to be used with a separate amplifier to provide the power to make them loud.

Powered speakers do not need a separate amplifier which means they do not require the whole expense of a component stereo system to function. They can be mated with an IPod or other MP3 player when you want to share your music with everyone in the room instead of using headphones. And he combination can get plenty loud.

This is a case where bigger is not always better. Some people find the big speakers impressive, and a quality set can provide a great sound but they are not necessary.

When Bose came out with their tiny book shelf set of speakers, they proved that size was not the determining factor in sound quality. A small or medium size set of speakers coupled with a subwoofer that can be hidden under a couch of table provides excellent quality sound for a large room.

Attaching a quality set of powered speakers to your television can transform the experience of watching movies or sports. You will feel like you are part of the action, especially if you set up the full surround sound. You can even use powered speakers with your computer.

The older types plugged into the computer and also ran a separate cord for AC power. Newer styles use a USB plug to get power to the speakers so you do not even need a separate plug to get great sound.

Logitech Keyboards


Logitech Keyboard

Logitech Keyboard

By Anne Ahira

From corded keyboards to wireless with rechargeable batteries, Logitech keyboards offer a vast selection for any computer user.

With all kinds of features, designs, and sizes to choose from, it’s almost guaranteed that someone can find a keyboard (and even a mouse) from Logitech.


While some only come with the bare essentials, the rest are fully loaded with multimedia controls, touch pads, Bluetooth, and other goodies. Also, the prices range from $15 to $200 and there are keyboard & mouse combos if needed. Regardless, Logitech keyboards provide excellent quality and durability in order to stretch out the customer’s dollar.

There are two was to use a wireless Logitech keyboard: Bluetooth or USB. USB involves using a receiver to relay commands. Thanks to the wonders of science, Logitech uses a special USB receiver that can sync a keyboard and a mouse with just one plugged in.

This is great for any computers with limited ports available or if someone just wants to use as few as possible. It can also be used with a wireless headset, speakers, or any Logitech device that supports this feature. Bluetooth act the same way, but only needs a USB dongle if it’s not built-in.

Some Logitech keyboards with Bluetooth can also be used with the Playstation 3. This helps if a person’s chatting with friends or using the web browser on the game console. If they own a Wii, Logitech has keyboards just for them since Nintendo has a browser as well.

If PC games are their favorites, Logitech has made several gaming keyboards with customizable hot buttons, illuminated keys, and LCD displays to view additional info and stats. These help online gamers keep track of their progress and team mates.

The more they know, the better gamers do overall.

As people have now realized, typing for long periods of time can cramp your hands up often. Many Logitech keyboards offer padding, curved or split layouts, and other ways to make it less painful to work.

Office workers love these, as well as gamers and students in college. Some are flat, but offer the same support since all the keys are level. Others have a wave pattern to do the same.

It’s recommended that shoppers test these types of Logitech keyboards out before buying. This way they get one that’s suites them perfectly. Otherwise, they may have to relearn their way around it again.

Logitech keyboards are available on Amazon and other sites around the net, Retail stores also carry them in stock constantly. With so much to offer, it’s no wonder Logitech has many customers returning for an upgrade or for something else that they offer.

Not every one of them is fantastic, but it’s not hard to get one of their keyboards thanks to the wide selection Logitech offers. If there are gamers, office workers, or just regular folks looking for a reliable keyboard, Logitech wants to share their creations with the world. Plus, they issue upgrades to keep them going for years to come.