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Logitech Squeezebox

Sunday, January 06, 2008 by Dave Winer.

This product makes big claims, but it's hard to tell through the hype how it works or even what it actually does.  Permalink to this paragraph

Here's what it sounds like to me. It's an iPod-like device with a built-in hard disk that somehow synchs with a desktop or laptop PC (or Mac?). It also has a transmitter of some kind (FM, wifi, ???) and proprietary receivers can be anywhere in the house, with speakers attached, and you can control any or all of the systems with the hand-held unit. Permalink to this paragraph

Screen shot of the back of the unit. Permalink to this paragraph

CNET Australia has a review (they seem to like it). Permalink to this paragraph

There is an Amazon page for the product ($299) and 11 user reviews. So this isn't a new product? Huh? Permalink to this paragraph

Update: There's a new version of the product that's apparently quite different from the previous version. The comments have the scoop, from users, who love the product.  Permalink to this paragraph


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