Date: January 20th, 2003
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner, Head Editor & Hardware Reviewer)
Product was donated by: Philips
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For about US$100 you will receive.
The product is comprised of the actual USB sound unit, a software and driver CD, some adhesive pads and a clear braided USB cable.
PRODUCT PICTORIAL & WALKTHROUGH
The Aurilium come configured vertically, but if perhaps you want to tuck it under your computer screen, you can remove the base and attach it to the side for horizontal use.
The actual main unit is small and attractive with all needed features within easy reach. Starting from the top and working our way to the bottom, you will first notice the top mute button. If you ever get a phone call while listening to your favorite track, you can easily silence your whole sound system without having to fumble for your pause button in your software MP3 player.
The surround features display will illuminate when you have the Aurilium connected via the digital audio outputs. This will allow you to insert some software enhanced surround features to the output if your digital receiver is not able to add special effects.
The 3D Effects button allows the user to turn the software enhanced 3D surround enhancement when listening to their favorite song, or to add a little more depth to 3D gaming.