Apogee is a well-known company for digital audio technology and they’ve just announced its latest technology in a form of a portable USB DAC called Groove.
This device is perfect for those who are looking for ways how they can improve the audio from their laptop or notebooks. Apogee Groove is a compact USB digital-to-analog converter that can boost the audio quality coming from your laptop. It is compatible with Mac and Windows PC. Apogee uses a constant current drive topology for smooth frequency response from headphones and a Quad Sum DAC which employs four digital-to-analog converters per channel to achieve the highest dynamic range and lowest distortion (THD+N) of any device in its class.
The Groove is USB powered, no need for charging or any extra device. It is very small that you can fit to any pocket. As of now, there are no words on pricing or release date. More information can be found on this link.