Notebook speakers are generally the definition of suck. They tend to be flat, lifeless, and just plan bad, but then portable speaker sets aren’t exactly portable. The USB-powered AQ Amigo seems to be a nice solution though.
It’s somewhat flat so it can probably ride in your notebook bag without any problems. The speakers seem to have some volume to them and it’s USB powered, which everyone loves. And chances are even though they
only $19 are going to cost you about $60, they probably sound better than your notebook’s stock speakers.