Altec Lansing have announced new speakers in its Value Series, promising that low price doesn't have to equal low quality sound. The VS2620, shown here, and the BXR1220, after the cut, both come in at under $30 each, but still offer such niceties as secondary inputs, USB connectivity and optional subwoofers.
The VS2620 have dual 3-inch full-range speaker drivers and dual 3-inch passive radiators, together with integrated power, volume and tone controls. Two audio inputs are on offer, one of which being a 3.5mm jack on the front panel, for easy connection of an MP3 player or other device. They're priced at $29.99.
As for the BXR1220, they connect via USB and require no AC adapter. Each has a 2-inch full-range driver, and there are built-in controls on the top of the right speaker. The Altec Lansing BXR1220 are priced at $19.99; they're also available with a matching 4-inch subwoofer, as the BXR1221, for $10 extra. No word on release date for any of the speakers; all are listed as "coming soon".