LaCie has launched a pair of USB speakers that will neatly complement one of the new Asus Eee PCs or its mini laptop imitators. The LaCie speakers have been designed by Neil Poulton, who has designed other minimalist products such as external hard drives for LaCie.

LaCie already sells FireWire speakers of the same design for £79.

The £39 USB speakers are primarily designed to be used with a laptop or PC, but can also be used with an MP3 player. To do so, a separate power pack is required, however.

LaCie USB speakers