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Surround sound for your notebook!

Every once in a while something catches my eye that I want to share even though I’m not sure if it works. USB Theater Sound Xperience from Iogear is one of those things. While I haven’t tried it out, Iogear is a reputable supplier of peripherals and gadgets and I have had good experiences every one of the company’s products I have bought.

It looks like an old fashion radio tube..you plug it into the USB port of your notebook then plug your headphones or speakers into the gadget and out comes DTS virtual surround sound. Iogear lists the following features for this gadget.

  • Movie mode – Experience being right there in the middle of your favorite movies
  • Music mode – Listen to your music as it comes to life in total surround sound
  • LFE mixing – Enableslow-end frequencies to be mixed with front channels for superior performance
  • Provides two 3.5mm jacks for:
    – Stereo Microphone-In
    – Stereo Headphone-Out
  • Classic Transparent Vacuum Tube Design with soft blue LED vintage glow
  • DTS Surround Sensation | Headphone™ simulates surround sound through headphones
    Voice Clarification Technology: Enhances the signal clarity to improve the audio quality of dialog derived from Blu-ray Disc or standard DVD
    Bass Enhancement Technology: Restores the perception of fundamental low-frequency tones by dynamically augmenting harmonics, yielding improved bass performance without the additional hardware costs of adding a subwoofer
    Soundstage Expansion Technology: Broadens the soundstage and creates a phantom center channel for improved clarity and audio crispness

Sounds interesting..does it work? Iogear is offering a chance to win one of these things at the company’s Facebook page, look at the left sidebar. Give it a try..somebody has to win and it may as well be you.

If you would like to buy one it is available at Iogear’s store for $39.95

Bob Benedetti

Former RCAF Fighter Pilot Bob worked for CTV Montreal as a Reporter, Producer and Executive producer for 35 years retiring in 2004. Bob started reporting on personal technology in 1995 at CTV and continues today at Home Technology Montreal

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