For an amazingly affordable price, you can build your own external speaker “cabinet” for use with your home personal computer or other audio source. Tokyo-based Princeton Technology has tied up with New Transducers Ltd. of the UK to offer its PSP-NXT series. The basic unit is a high-performance monaural speaker with built-in power supply that draws it power via a USB connector to a personal computer.
The sets feature a choice of three charmingly retrostyled choices of stiff paper “cabinets,” which the user assembles by hand: a radio-cassette recorder, home console system with a record player and a mini-component system with external speakers.
The speaker comes with a 1-meter long cable with mini-jack connector, which enables it to be used with an iPod or other portable source. Price for the set is about 1,980 yen ($21).