Turtle Beach has upgraded its Audio Advantage family of external sound cards with the Roadie, a $79.95 USB-based
adapter that the company says brings 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound to any laptop. The USB-powered device includes stereo
inputs and outputs, along with integrated stereo mics. Of course, this may be overkill if you've just got a pile of
highly compressed MP3s on your laptop. But if you use your laptop to play lossless audio, watch DVDs or frag your
opponents, this could be just the thing you need to crank it up to 11.