The speaker is small and meant to be plugged into your laptop for when you need a bit better sound quality. Anyone that’s ever owned a laptop is aware that they don’t exactly have stellar sound quality built into them. The speaker is plenty portable and is said to offer big sound. Which would make it easier when you want to listen to music or watch a movie on your laptop. Hopefully what they say is true too, since you’re going to get stuck paying $49.95 for the speaker.