Review: Pyramat Laptop Sound Booster
When paired with a laptop, the USB cable pulls power from the machine, or you can run it off batteries when paired with a music player, letting you listen to music if working longhand. They tout an "ergonomic design," and I found it comfortable enough to use. (I often take a laptop down into the living room for a change of scenery.) Sharper Image has them for about $90. It's too large to throw into your laptop case, so if you want to travel with it, expect to make room in your suitcase. If you use your laptop extensively, enjoy listening to music, and want to enjoy music you've ripped from your CD collection or downloaded from the Internet, this is a decent way of doing so without having to wear a headset.