I would like to buy a small external speaker (mono) to use for my laptop and mobile phone, both of which have very poor-quality and low-volume built-in speakers.
However, all that I can find in shops are powered (battery or AC) speakers, and no passive speakers at all. I would be using the speaker at home most of the time, and thus it would not make sense to keep charging the battery every few hours. I don't need the new speaker to have massive volume, thus I'd have thought that a passive solution should be doable.
Also, for convenience, I would prefer the speaker to not require mains plugging, but only a wired connection to the device's audio jack.
Is such a solution at all possible, or will I have to settle for powered speakers?