Rather than merely plump for pure sound quality, though, orbitsound was acutely aware that if the T3 did not look stylish enough, many would simply leave it at home. Therefore, having been styled by a leading UK design house, the company has ensured the T3 looks as cool as possible, with its sleek, curved shape, plus the black and silver colouring. It also comes with a lanyard attached to encourage consumers to wear it around their neck for the best aural experience, which certainly brings a whole new feel to the product and, as the company itself states, 'provides the wearer with a stereo aura around their head', which is definitely true. The sound literally envelops the user when the airSOUND spatial feature is turned to its maximum setting and when switching back to simple stereo the difference is stark to say the least. There are three settings to choose from in total: simple stereo, plus two levels of airSOUND. The first option works just like most ordinary speakers, so to get the most from the T3 it is definitely advised to use the fantastic airSOUND single-point-stereo technology found inside it in order to fully appreciate the majestic soundtracks found in many a DS game. Of course, it does not just have to be your DS the T3 is used with, since because of its standard 3.5mm stereo jack socket audio input it can work with PCs, TV sets, MP3 players, and so on and so forth. You also do not need to wear it round your neck, as when sat flat on a desktop the sound reverberates around the room just as well as when dangling under your chin. It really is that versatile!
One point mentioned earlier was about how the competition can eat through batteries at a rate of Knots. With the T3 obviously being battery powered this might cause concern for some. Yet worry not as there is no need to keep on changing batteries on a regular basis thanks to the T3's high tech in-built Lithium-Ion 1000mA-hour 3.7V battery, which fully charges in less than two hours and then keeps on trucking for easily over ten hours before needing to be plugged back in to either the mains, using the plug included in the package, or a standard USB cable hooked up to a PC. So you will hardly ever have to do without your sound bubble. With the T3 retailing at 49.99 GBP, some may still be thinking about why the T3 is better than an ordinary pair of earphones. Well, with headphones and earphones, all the user is receiving in their head is two separated mono signals, instead of the true stereo sound field acquired via external speakers that send out the sound from both, letting your ears hear the music the way it should be. With earphones people only hear the left speaker signal in their left ear and the right in the other ear, meaning that the sound ends up being heard in the middle or back of the head. The T3 offers the true experience of sound being in front and all around you, just where the soundstage should really be - the real spatial stereo soundfield.