Logitech Announces Squeezebox Radio and Touch



Logitech announced the Squeezebox Radio and the Squeezebox Touch. Both feature wireless g and the ability to play all sorts of files. The Touch has the bigger 4.3″ touchscreen and can play files from USB drive and SD cards. Prices aren’t terrible at $199 for the Radio and $299 for touch. I still think the $99 airport express with air tunes is a better buy.

Press Release below:

Logitech® Squeezebox™ Radio Wi-Fi music player
Big sound from a small package – A world of Internet radio throughout your home

Announcement Date: September 3, 2009
Shipping: September 2009
Price: $199.99
Available at: www.logitech.com

Product Overview
For music lovers who want to enhance their enjoyment of digital music (Internet radio, online music services, and songs stored on their computers), Logitech Squeezebox Radio provides easy access to a world of digital music through a vibrant color interface and big sound from a small form-factor that fits into any room in your home.

Key Features
• Plays Internet radio and digital music files over your home Wi-Fi network including DRM-free iTunes Plus downloads, Internet radio, and subscription music services like Rhapsody, Napster, Pandora, Sirius, and others.
• Integrated amplifier lets you enjoy full, high-quality sound with low distortion anywhere in your home thanks to an all-in-one design that includes speakers (woofers and tweeters). Just plug it in to a power outlet – no additional wires to connect.
• Color screen can display album art, track and station information and photo screen savers.
• Social Networking support: Facebook users can share music recommendations and see their friends’ recommendations right on the display and Flickr users can show a slideshow.
• True 802.11g wireless networking optimizes wireless network speeds and provides a secure connection.
• Auto-dimming display adjusts brightness based on room lighting, making Squeezebox Radio ideal for any room, including your bedside table.
• 6 preset buttons allow one touch access to favorite radio stations and playlists.
• Available in black or red.

System Requirements
• 256 MB RAM and 100 MB hard disk space
• Ethernet or 802.11 b/g/n wireless network
• Windows: 733 MHz Pentium running Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista
• Mac: OS X 10.3.5 or later
• Linux / BSD / Solaris / Other: Perl 5.8.3 or later

Product Specifications
• Dimensions (LxWxH): 8.66 inches x 5.12 inches x 5.04 inches

Warranty
• 2-year limited warranty

Logitech® Squeezebox™ Touch Wi-Fi music player
Enjoy a virtually unlimited music collection – all through your home stereo

Announcement Date: September 3, 2009
Shipping: December 2009
Price: $299.99
Available at: www.logitech.com

Product Overview
For music lovers who want to listen to digital music in their living room, Logitech® Squeezebox™ Touch uses an intuitive, fun-to-use touch screen with your existing Wi-Fi network to stream your favorite digital tunes to your stereo system. An intuitive 4.3-inch color touch screen lets you easily select and play music, and view album art and photos. And support for high-resolution encoding gives you rich sound very little distortion.

Key Features
• 4.3-inch color touch screen lets you easily select and play music from up close using the intuitive color touch menus, and view album art or photos.
• SqueezeNetwork brings the music you love – including Internet radio, DRM-free iTunes Plus downloads, and subscription music services like Rhapsody, Napster, Pandora, Slacker, Sirius, and more – together wirelessly
• Support for a wide variety of digital music files, including uncompressed and lossless
• USB Port and SD card slot let you access music and pictures stored on flash drives or memory cards.
• Support for high-resolution encoding gives you high quality sound with very low distortion.
• 802.11g wireless networking optimizes network speeds and provides a secure connection.
• Add more Squeezebox products to create a multi-room music system.

System Requirements
• 256 MB RAM and 100 MB hard disk space
• Ethernet or 802.11 b/g/n wireless network
• Windows: 733 MHz Pentium running Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista
• Mac: OS X 10.3.5 or later
• Linux / BSD / Solaris / Other: Perl 5.8.3 or later
• Stereo system or powered speakers
• Broadband Internet connection required for Internet radio and music services

Warranty
• 2-year limited warranty

(via Engadget)



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