One of the few downsides to moving to laptops and tablets for our computing needs is that the quality of built-in speakers on most of these portables is rubbish. Back in the era of the desktop PC, it was a common sight to see standalone speakers for decent quality gaming audio and music and movie playback worth listening to.

Now, we’re sadly complacent, and tend to rely on the tinny speakers designed into our phones and tablets, and we’re worse for it.

So hurrah, then, for Microlab, with it’s excellent H30 BT kit. These wooden cabinetted cones come with a variety of inputs, including high quality RCA jacks for your audio kit and a Bluetooth connection for modern gadgets like phones, laptops and tablets.

Even better, they have an NFC pad on top for instantly pairing with a smartphone too.

They’re worth over R2 000 and sound every bit as good as the price tag suggests, and we’ve got one set to give away to a lucky reader who can answer this question.

This competition has now closed.

Terms and conditions

1) This competition is only open to persons who are resident in South Africa. We cannot ship the prize overseas. 2) No cash equivalents are available, and the prize is not transferable. 3) Employees, agents and their families of Hypertext Media, Microlab and partners are not eligible to enter. 4) Multiple entries per household will not be allowed. 5) The judge’s decision is final. 6) The closing date for the competition is 15th June 2015, and the winner will be notified by email within two weeks. 7) If we are unable to contact the winner within seven days of decision, a new winner will be declared. 8) By entering, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. 9) Hypertext Media, Microlab and the respective directors, members, partners, employees, agents, consultants, suppliers, contractors and sponsors assume no liability whatsoever for any direct or indirect loss or damage arising from an entrant’s participation in this competition or for any loss or damage, howsoever arising, from entry or use of the prize. 10) We will not share the data entered in the competition fields with third-parties.

Adam is the Editorial Director at htxt media. He has been writing about technology for almost two full decades now. In a previous life, he was the editor of PC Format and Digital Camera Shopper in the UK, before going on to work as a freelance journalist for seven years. His work has appeared in or on Stuff, The Guardian, Linux Format, TechRadar, Wired.co.uk, PC Gamer, Green Futures, The Journalist, The Ecologist and The Review. Adam moved to South Africa in 2012 and loves 3D printers, MakerFairs and tech hubs. He hates seafood. None of his friends remember this when cooking.