The UCube loudspeakers are defined by their amazingly open and room-filling audio. Remarkable for their size, the UCubes are at home on any desktop and look as good as they sound.
Balanced Mode Radiator (BMR)
An impressive application of a very unique driver design, the BMR creates unparalleled dispersion from a single driver. Its flat front surface area is physically obvious at first glance but the 170-degree dispersion it creates is more than just cosmetic. Producing a very wide sound field, the UCube speakers allow everyone in the room to enjoy a true stereo effect, not just the person at the keyboard.
Multi-functional USB connection
Your computer's USB port provides both the digital signal and power source for the UCube speakers. This means no additional power supply or associated cables.
Total Digital Signal Path
Keeping the audio signal completely in the digital domain results in pristine musical reproduction. In fact, the signal only becomes analog as it leaves the internal amplifier on its way to the individual drivers. This also allows for complex digital signal processing (DSP) that supports careful adjustment of the speakers at the factory to achieve maximum performance.
Extremely simple installation and set-up
The UCube speakers are absolutely “plug-n-play.” Simply connect the main speaker to your computer's USB port with the supplied mini to standard USB cable. Then connect the two speakers together with the supplied speaker cable. Place the speakers on either side of your notebook or display and you're ready to enjoy the UCube experience.
Impressive look and feel
Built for years of listening enjoyment, these speakers are just as impressive visually as they are sonically. They sit on brushed aluminum stands that support them elegantly at exactly the right listening angle.
Flexible and portable
Since there's no need for additional power, the UCube speakers can follow you and your notebook anywhere—from an office or a dorm room to a park bench or the backyard picnic table.
- Unique Balanced Mode Radiator (BMR) driver
- 170-degree dispersion
- All digital signal path
- Digital amplification
- Integrated aluminum stands
- All digital signal path
- Digital amplification
Did you notice?The flat Balanced Mode Radiator (BMR) driver generates an astoundingly wide sound field that creates a sonic illusion of being immersed in the music.
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What's in the Box?
- One pair of UCube Compact USB Digital Speakers
- One Pair of aluminum stands with mounting knobs
- Detachable high-performance USB 2.0 Type “A” to Mini “B” cable (3.28 ft./1 m)
- Detachable high-performance RCA to RCA sync cable (3.28 ft./1 m)
- Adhesive pads for speakers
- Owner's manual
- Connections: USB,RCA Plug
- Speaker Configurations: Stereo
- Drivers: Full-Range Balanced Mode Radiator (BMR)
- Power: USB
- Height: 3.5 in./8.89 cm (6.0 in./15.24 cm with stand)
- Width: 3.5 in./8.89 cm
- Weight: 2.0 lb./0.91 kg
- Length: 3.5 in./8.89 cm
- UPC or EAN No.: 625889220563
- Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.
- Warranty: One year
Ratings & Reviews
Clever little punchy thing
Love this for removing some of the clutter on my desk, and for travelling.
It's not just the lack of a wire to the plug, but that Love this for removing some of the clutter on my desk, and for travelling.
It's not just the lack of a wire to the plug, but that the plug is always a whacking great transformery thing that weighs a ton.
Sound pretty punchy, and neatly designed.
Most Apple-like speaker out there in terms of design philosophy and simplicity. …
- Written by John T from Prestwood
68 of 74 people found this useful
Solid Design, Crisp Audio
The best way to describe the sound of these speakers is (in my mind) "crisp". Hi-hats and cymbals come across crystal clear. The m The best way to describe the sound of these speakers is (in my mind) "crisp". Hi-hats and cymbals come across crystal clear. The mid-tone ranges sound solid. The only reason for subtracting one star is the bass tonal quality. It doesn't pack much of a punch, and the bases sound a bit muted. The solution here would be to add a bass cube, making it a 2.1 system, which I would find appropriate for the current price -- or maybe up to as much as 179.99, but not more.
Regarding their construction: they are sturdy and feel solid. The only improvement that could be made is to where the stands attach to the speakers: they are screwed on through a single hole, allowing the speakers to twist diagonally when handled. Perhaps the stand fixture area on the speaker could include notches to prevent this.
One other thing I noticed right off the bat, and that I have a little trouble with: the speaker-to-speaker cable is short, no more than 3 feet. I would appreciate a 6-foot cable here, so that I can place the speakers on the far sides of my desk.
Would I buy these speakers again? Yes, they are excellent workstation speakers. However, if you are an audiophile, make sure you have a bass unit to compliment these speakers. Aside from the bass, they sound great. And don't take me wrong, the bass isn't bad, just not at the same level as the mid- and high-ranges on these speakers. …
- Written by Mike B from Sheridan
58 of 58 people found this useful
How do they do it? Great sound from very small compact speakers. Very easy hookup with all necessary cables being supplied. Not How do they do it? Great sound from very small compact speakers. Very easy hookup with all necessary cables being supplied. Not only sounds great, but looks great.
Only Bass freaks will be disappointed and you can always add a sub. Glad to get rid of the larger speakers I had....they only added clutter to my desk.
Great work UCube . …
- Written by Robert A from Winchester
38 of 42 people found this useful
USB speakers like uCube still troublesome with Mac
Apple should not be selling this product because the problem that entered with OS 10.8 is still only partially resolved in 10.9, n Apple should not be selling this product because the problem that entered with OS 10.8 is still only partially resolved in 10.9, namely, of the speakers not working after the computer wakes from sleep unless they are disconnected and reconnected to wake up the USB port. They will work now after a brief sleep (an improvement), but not after a prolonged sleep (e.g., overnight). …
- Written by Philip L R from Decatur
Best Sound! You will never use your internal speakers anymore!
I just connected and play MV with my new UCube speakers with my MacBook PRO!
Packaging just feel like all Mac products that you o I just connected and play MV with my new UCube speakers with my MacBook PRO!
Packaging just feel like all Mac products that you open.
It's very simple and easy plug&Play! Problem is that I cannot stand my internal speakers anymore! It's worth every pennies that you spend on this pair of small UCube speakers! Love it! …
- Written by Eric W from Markham
3 of 3 people found this useful
I received my new UCubes less than a week ago, but they have made life at the computer way more fun. Listening to my iTunes is inc I received my new UCubes less than a week ago, but they have made life at the computer way more fun. Listening to my iTunes is incredible now and I can’t wait to turn them on. My only possible regret is that I should maybe have bought the UCubeTrio system with the tiny subwoofer. With its extra bass, it probably makes these speakers sound even more awesome. Thanks UCube, I feel like dancing 24/7 now! …
- Written by Nicolette O from Toronto
6 of 6 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
will they work along with my iMac speaker bar xtrememac ?
- Asked by Carl B
- Nov 19, 2012
No answers yet
Are these speakers an air play system? Can these be remotely played using the IPhone, IPad & Mac Air?
- Asked by Ps M from Akron
- Aug 11, 2012
The previous answer is not correct. These are USB speakers only - they will not work over AirTunes u The previous answer is not correct. These are USB speakers only - they will not work over AirTunes using the Airport Express. …
- Answered by Matt C from Brooklyn
- Oct 10, 2012