After reviewing the Squeezebox Duet a few months ago, and believing everyone should own such a product, Logitech has sent us the Logitech” Squeezebox Boom” to review. After using the Squeezebox Boom all around the house (kitchen, out in the garage/driveway while washing the car), we are convinced the Squeezebox Boom is the Ultimate Christmas gift. The price may be a little steep for some consumers. Whoever receives theirs will enjoy using it without a doubt. This reviewer is an internet radio junkie and now I have the ability to listen to internet radio without the need to have my computer running, and I’m not confined to the computer room or my living room where I us the Logitech Duet.
|¾-inch (1.9 cm) high-definition, soft-dome tweeters and 3-inch (7.6 cm) high-power, long-throw woofers|
|Bi-amplified design with high performance signal processor, class D amplifiers and digital crossovers|
|Stereo XL™ technology widens the sound stage beyond the physical boundaries of the speaker|
|6-button presets allow one touch access to favorite radio stations and playlists|
|7-day alarm clock|
|Infrared remote control|
|Bright, high-contrast VFD display with ambient light sensor and automatic dimming|
|Built-in 802.11g wireless with dual internal antennas|
|10/100Base-T Ethernet port|
|Line-in via 3.5 mm stereo jack|
|Headphone/Subwoofer out via 3.5 mm connector|
|Plays MP3, AAC, WMA, Ogg, FLAC, Apple lossless, WMA lossless, WAV, and AIFF music files|
|Connects to your home network to access music stored on your computer via Logitech® Squeezebox™ Server, or Internet radio and music services via mysqueezebox.com|
Rubberized controls and reflective plastic finish show smudges and fingerprints; click knob and control layout takes a bit of getting used to; no compatibility with DRM music files, such as those purchased from iTunes or Zune online stores; AC-only operation.
…and if you want to control it with your iPhone or iPod touch, have a look at the “iPeng” App. See http://www.penguinlovesmusic.com.