Verbatim has announced the launch of a new speaker system.

The Multimedia Audio Bar claims to combine "superb sound quality with exceptional design".

Designed to sit neatly under a PC monitor, so ideal for those short on desk space, the Multimedia Audio Bar has a built-in microphone, so can be used for VoIP telephone calls as well as pumping out tunes.

The one-piece speaker measures 370 x 76.5 x 63mm and is comprised of two boosted and magnetically shielded metal speakers with a maximum output of 16 Watts and a frequency range of 120 Hz to 20 kHz.

As well as PC hook-up, it supports connection of all line-in audio sources, from MP3 players to game consoles.

The Multimedia Audio Bar is available now priced at £49.99.