Lap top external speakers

Submitted: Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 16:30
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Hi,

I want to buy a pair of amplified speakers to be run of 12 volt or batteries so I can watch movies with my lap top when travelling. I wouldn't have a clue what to get, only want something cheap as it may not be used. Looked at ebay but there are hundreds, can anyone give me some advice??

Thanks
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Reply By: cruiser - Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 17:03

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 17:03
Battery speakers are almost a thing of the past, 240V are not any good to you, so buy USB powered speakers and you will be happy I am sure. Bit more expensive, but worth it in the long run.

Something like this

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Reply By: phantom - Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 17:07

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 17:07
Cruiser is spot on here. Batterys are a pain now. I am a great fan of Targus products and they do a nice little USB speaker for laptops. Check out their website at www.targus.com.au
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Follow Up By: Member - John R (NSW) - Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 21:36

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 21:36
I'll second Phantom on Targus. Their after-sales (and out of warranty) service is second to none.

Plus they make good products, too.

Not associated with Targus, just a very satisfied customer (out of warranty).
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Reply By: Muddy doe (SA) - Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 19:58

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 19:58
Buy an FM retransmitter that plugs into the audio jack of the laptop and then tune in the car stereo to it. May even get surround sound!!

The only cost from about $60.

Have a look here

Cheers
Muddy
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Reply By: Sam013 - Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 20:33

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 20:33
Try on ebay, I have one for my laptop, was $25 delivered.......... works pretty good.. needs a suppressor then all good.
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Reply By: Ray Bates - Wednesday, Apr 12, 2006 at 08:38

Wednesday, Apr 12, 2006 at 08:38
Watchin DVDs on a laptop will flaten the battery quick smart
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Reply By: F4Phantom - Wednesday, Apr 12, 2006 at 08:53

Wednesday, Apr 12, 2006 at 08:53
I got an FM transmitter from ebay for under $10, seems to work fine, takes it power from either the 12v socket or USB. Way way better than speakers and if you dont want to listen to the lappy just change the radio station.
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Reply By: Austravel - Wednesday, Apr 12, 2006 at 13:32

Wednesday, Apr 12, 2006 at 13:32
Thanks everyone, some good ideas that I'll check out.
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