I'm not a techie, so when problems occur with my computer, there usually follows a lot of head scratching and moderate amounts of cursing. When, many months ago, the soundcard on my machine failed, I had no idea what to do other than carry on without sound.
When someone told me recently that there was such a thing as an external soundcard that could be plugged into a USB port, it was an eye opener, but everything I looked at seemed very large and they were all 5.1 surround, which was way over spec for me.
Then, last week I spotted this on Amazon and new it was the answer to my prayers. It's the size of a memory stick and really is just 'plug and go.' No software to load as it's all on the device and loads automatically the moment you plug it in. According to reviews I read elswhere on the net, it even makes itself the default device if you already have a sound card installed.
One small proplem I had was that, on my first attempt to install it, I received an error message 'USB Controller Bandwidth Exceeded' but I overcame this by trying again using a different USB port and everything was fine.
The sound quality isn't up to CD standards but I'm not bothered. I now have sound back on my computer for very little money or effort. For the price, this is a brilliant product!