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Turtle Beach Roadie adds surround sound to laptops

Marc Perton

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.

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