Shiny at IFA 2008: Logitech's squeezebox boom sounds painful


As Logitech has delivered some pretty decent speakers in the past, I’m going to overlook the strange name of their latest product – the Squeezebox Boom. I’m also going to turn a blind-eye to its unattractive design as the specs are pretty top notch. For a start they’re wireless, so you can stream your tunes from any room in your house, and it’s packed with a built-in digital amplifier, with 3-inch subwoofers and 3/4-inch tweeters to deliver what sounds like some pretty decent sound.

It also packs a high-contrast VFD display, an IR remote, 6 preset buttons, an ethernet port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. It will even get you out of bed in the morning too. In addition to the specs, the Squeezebox Boom also works in conjunction with the SqueezeNetwork online music service.

I’m starting to see the logic of the name now – they’ve squeezed a whole lotta’ features into this here box. And all for $299 USD when it hits the shops next month.


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[via Engadget]

Lucy Hedges