The speakers Edifier R12U themselves measure approx. 12cm high, 8cm wide and 7cm deep so do not take up much space and they produce 2w x2 output, more than loud enough for personal use of listening to music, watching your favourite YouTube channel, watching films or playing games.
Connectivity is very easy, plug in the USB cable to an available USB socket on the laptop (or tablet, PC, etc.), the 3.5mm jack in to the speaker socket and you are ready for sound. Volume control is by a knob on the front of one speaker.
Now the sound that is produced is clear and crisp with no distortion, even at the highest volume level set on the speakers themselves and the laptop sound levels.
One speaker even has a headphone socket on the front which for me using a laptop is redundant, but if permanently connected to a desktop PC this would be a handy feature.
Overall these speakers are small enough to be discreet sitting on a desk or shelf, are portable because of their size and no need for carrying more power adapters, they produce a quality sound and they also look great.
The only things I would like to see as an improvement would be the cables colouring matching the speakers and possibly a little bag to carrying the speakers in to protect against damage if using them as portable speakers.
Stronger and richer
Browsing the web for an up and coming star can be frustrating when your computer speakers aren’t loud enough. Edifier R12U is here to make your browsing more enjoyable. The USB powered speaker is small enough to travel with you and boisterous enough to hear your videos louder and clearer.
As small as they may be they produce a sound twice its size. Designed with a bass reflex port, anything you play through the Edifier speaker is clear and rich.
Edifier R12U – Effortlessly control it
With a simple knob, turn your speaker on or off and adjust the volume. All the adjustment you need in a single dial. With the 3.5 mm auxiliary input you can plug in your iPod, tablet, laptop or phone directly to the speaker to play your favorite music. You can even plug in your headphone to Edifier R12U for privacy.
Edifier R12U – unique angle feature drives the sound directly to you, for a better listening experience. Make the USB powered speaker your perfect computer companion. Choose from black, white or red to match your desk décor.