Asus intros colorful Xonar U1 external USB audio processor

Asus is busting out a new line of vivid external audio processors, presumably designed with laptopers in mind, that purportedly "eliminates electromagnetic interference (EMI) and noisy DC circuits inside the PC chassis." This USB device supports EAX and DirectSound HW acceleration, includes a built-in headphone amplifier and "comes with a complete set of technologies from Dolby Studio." Additionally, you'll notice a bundled Array Microphone, integrated noise canceling technology and 5.1-channel output via the S/PDIF jack. Sadly, there's no word on pricing or availability just yet.

[Via LaptopLogic]