Improving the sound quality of a Chromebook
I have been using an iHome portable speaker for years now with my iPod. I just plugged that into my Chromebook, and the sound improved dramatically. You need two cords to do this correctly, one that plugs into the speaker and the headphone jack, and another that powers the speaker through the USB port. Of course, the speaker will drain the power from the Chromebook, so be sure it's plugged into the wall.
By the way, if you've never heard one of these little iHome portable speakers, prepare to be amazed. They're only a couple of inches tall but, wow, what a difference. I have been listening to audio books on one for years. For my iPod, I charge it, plug it in and listen. They are, as you would imagine, very portable. And the middle part opens up to enhance the bass. I always leave it open, unless I'm putting it in a suitcase. I have ordered a second one, and I know am going to leave the first one with the Chromebook. Twenty bucks from Walmart.com.
I have also ordered a Case Logic sleeve for the Chromebook. I will need to make sure that it has all of its things with it when I travel, which will include the power cord, the speaker, and cords for hooking it up. A bit of a hassle, but worth it for the improved sound quality.
Posted by Brad Hall