Harman Kardon has updated its popular SoundSticks speakers to match the styling of the modern Mac. The SoundSticks III will go onsale worldwide this month for €199. 

Although not a huge change from the SoundSticks speakers that are on display at the Museum of Modern Art [MOMA] in New York, the award-winning speaker design now has a satellite switch and a braided cable that maker Harmon Kardon says improved the audio fidelity.

The original Harman Kardon SoundSticks II were launched in 2001, with a second version in 2004 and remain a popular design. The SoundSticks III, which were unveiled at the IFA 2010 consumer electronics show in Berlin this month, feature a 15cm downward firing subwoofer that outputs 20 Watts of sound. This, combined with eight transducers, results in outstanding bass performance and realistic, room-filling sound, say Harman Kardon.