Logic3 has announced the launch of the ScreenBeat USB speaker that's design specifically for use with laptops and netbooks.

A cylinder-shaped speaker, the ScreenBeat is made of "tough but lightweight" aluminium hooking up to a portable PC via USB, with compatibility with all Mac, PC and Linux-based computers.

The 8-inch tube offers 3 Watts of what's said to be "remarkably clear stereo sound and comes complete with a compact, protective case.

The ScreenBeat (SB332K) is on sale now from Amazon and www.logic3.com for £19.99.