ZNF regulars knew Logitech was working on new Squeezebox audio hardware. But now their marketing department has caught up with those sales leaks by announcing the Squeezebox Touch and Squeezebox Radio. The Squeezebox Touch ($300) is garnering most of the attention. But the Radio model ($200) with integrated speakers is more up my alley… and looks a heckuva lot better than the Squeezebox Boom. Both models feature 802.11g to stream music from a variety of sources, local and cloud-based – such as Pandora, Slacker, and Rhapsody.
But the buying season is still young… and I expect a large number of vendors to announce products over the next 8 weeks leading into holiday sales. While Mari’s a huge Squeezebox fan, I’m still holding out for a Sonos boombox-esque solution to incorporate into more of a whole home solution. (Although I see no need to spam my Twitter followers with now playing updates.)
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