If you want to enjoy the music stored on your laptop when you're travelling or working on the go, then the Altec Lansing Orbit USB Stereo (iMLl247) speaker is a great buy.

The grey and silver speaker system features two 40mm active drivers and utilises Altec Lansing's Audio Alignment design, which precisely balances the drivers, the enclosure and the electronics to offer  good quality sound. Meanwhile, its tiny dimensions (64x257x64mm) ensure it's small enough and lightweight enough for travellers. Furthermore, the two separate speakers can be snapped together to ensure that can be conveniently moved from place to place and stored easily.

Powered by the USB port on a laptop or PC, there's no need to worry about lugging spare batteries around, while retractable stands mean you can direct the sound wherever you want it. Users will also benefit from integrated cord storage to ensure the cable doesn't end up in a tangled mess, along with a black travelling pouch.

"It's small enough to pack in a briefcase for work trips and can also be used to listen to music or watch a movie in their hotel rooms at night," said Miguel Martin Gomez from Altec Lansing.

"The Orbit USB Stereo can provide powerful instant sound at any time and any location."

Priced at £39.99, the Altec Lansing Orbit USB Stereo speaker will be available from mid-may from a number of retailers including Amazon, Currys and PC World.