"Fantastic concept but very unstable product."1.0 starson by aginggen
Pros: Great concept.
Cons: Extremely unstable.
Summary: I was looking for a solution that would allow me to listen to my iTunes music library on my stereo. I tried the solution provided by Apple (apple Airport Express connected to my stereo, wireless connection to my iMac, iPhone remote app). I then discovered Logitech Duet and fell in love with the concept. On paper, much more flexible than the Apple solution (one user friendly remote that everybody in the family can use, no need to use iPhone as a remote, no need to continuously run iTunes on my mac, access to Pandora and other services, etc.). I did some research and compared this solution to the Sonos. I decided to go for the Duet as it was more reasonably priced and as it addressed my needs.
My initial impressions were very positive. The remote is easy to use, the system was easy to install (I should mention that I consider myself as reasonably computer-savvy since I have an engineering background and since I used to be in charge of the maintenance of the network of a small company), and I could stream my iTunes music to my stereo. Bonus: I also had access to Pandora.
I own the system for 6 months now. And over time, I discovered the main flaw of the Duet: it is extremely unstable. Every time a software upgrade is downloaded on my computer or on the Duet, it takes me hours to fix the system (numerous reboots and download of upgrades). This happens on a regular basis (at least once a month). And as mentioned above I have a pretty good understanding of computers and networks. It is also unstable in use: the Duet freezes and refuses to restart. The streaming stops in the middle of a song. The Duet looses its connection to my iMac.
My assessment: the Duet is not ready for prime time. I still love the concept, it is great when it works. But it is equally frustrating when it does not work and when hours of work are required to re-stabilize the system.
I am now frustrated enough to spend time to write this review... and to start looking for another solution.