As much as I wanted to be in an all-girl garage band in middle school (and still feel the urge when I play Rock Band), I never got it together. Never learned the guitar, never took much-needed voice lessons, never got to bring home an amp that would make my parents scream obscenities at me from the floor below.
But now, the joys of adulthood and USB capabilities have given me a new shot — with this desktop Mini Amplifier Speaker ($25)!
The amp runs on USB or batteries, and so far, the first review is very positive. I need to see a review that says, "Will blow your mother's bangs off," before I commit to buying though.