Logitech Z305 Laptop Speaker Full Review

by Harlan Yee on January 28th, 2011

My Dell Studio 17 laptop has the worst sound I’ve ever heard on a laptop. This is no joke! Even at full volume, I still had to lean my head towards the laptop to hear any audio that was playing. After 2 years of suffering with this bad sounding laptop, I had to do something. Fortunately, the solution was really cheap and now I can enjoy my laptop again. Meet the Logitech Z305 USB Laptop Speaker.

 Logitech Z305 USB Laptop Speaker for netbooks, Macs and PCs

This speaker is compact and it only needs one cable to make it work. Even if you’re technically challenged, don’t worry… Installation is super easy!

Here are the best features of the Logitech Z305 Laptop Speaker

  • One Cord
  • No need for AC power
  • Easy to transport
  • Good sound
  • Input for MP3 players
  • Easy to use
  • Moves with my laptop easily

Logitech Z305 USB Laptop Speaker

To elaborate on the last feature, I’m able to take my laptop from the kitchen to the couch and I can stay connected and listen to a video or whatever as I make my walk to the living room. And because it’s powered through the single USB cable, I don’t have any power cables to mess with. That is one of the biggest reasons I bought this speaker. It’s almost like its a part of my laptop.

Logitech Z305 USB Laptop Speaker

In my video review, you’ll see how easy it is to install. However, I’ll be using a Dell Mini 1012 netbook to demonstrate and you can get a general idea of how much the Z305 will improve your laptop’s sound quality when I do the plug/unplug test.

Logitech Z305 USB Laptop Speaker

The Logitech Z305 Laptop Speaker is available at Amazon for $45 with free shipping. There’s also a $15 mail-in rebate if you order by Jan 29, 2011. The Z305 will work with Macs and PCs… both laptops and desktops.

Hope you enjoy the video. I was seriously thinking of replacing my Dell laptop just because the sound was so bad on it. That’s one less thing for me to worry about now. Oh, and one more thing, the speaker is virtually out of site when it’s on my 17-inch Dell Studio laptop. That’s a big plus! The video thumbnail below shows the Logitech Z305 on a Dell Mini 1012 Netbook with a 10-inch screen.

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  1. Mario permalink

    Hi there,

    Great review, thank you.
    Two things only, can you plug in your earphones in and what is the speaker output please. I noticed a real difference in sound quality when your speaker is plugged and I am very tempted to get one baing an IT Consultant and traveling around all the time.

    Thanks in advance.


  2. Harlan Yee permalink

    Hi Mario,

    Happy to hear you liked my review and I’m also glad you asked your question! I just tested it… when I have music playing through the Z305 and then I plug in headphones on my laptop, the Z305 still outputs sound and there is no sound in the headphones. So plugging in your headphones won’t disable the Z305 audio output like you’d normally expect. To hear audio through your headphones, you have to unplug the Z305. I tested this on a Dell Studio 17 laptop. Hope that answers your question. I think for travel, this is a great little speaker and the design is perfect for packing with you.

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