Pros The good: sound quality superb; setup is fast; design is okay; web interface is real well designed visually and allows you to control your Squeezebox exactly with the software constructed exactly, like WMP and my real old Roku Soundbridge M1000
Cons Beta Software! Always Buggy!
Rest of cons follow below.
Summary The Cons:Bad cut and paste. Item 4 should read:
1.Operating SOFTWARE! Squeezebox server software is buggy regardless which version of the SqueezeBox Server I'v
2.Drops wired (not wi-fi)for no reason and takes a long time to become functional again
3.Squeezebox home server integration and communication
4. WMP, Real Player, Winamp, Google Music Player all do a better job of compiling all my music without duplications or splitting a
with any other streamer)
5. Remote is unresponsive but this just might be a defective remote.
6. Roku Soundbridge is way, way, more high tech even though it's close to 10 years old
I bought this soon after Logitech released it & had real high hopes for it but unfortunately it fell flat for me. My old Soundbridge looks better and is more reliable. The Squeezer does sound much better than the Soundbridge and the Web/pc/Android software is all pretty cool.
So a better sounding homlier cheap streamer with annoying software worth buying? I guess to me it is; if your willing to put in just a little work and value great sound quality then you should, too.
Updated on Nov 22, 2011
4. WMP, Real Player, Winamp, Google Music Player all do a better job of compiling all my music without duplications or splitting a single cd into 2 discreet cds. I've never heard of this with any other streamer.
Pros Touch screen.
Cons Not portable.
Summary I'll wait before I upgrade my Duet. A touch, at least 4", screen that I can take throughout the house, and I'm in 100%. Also, I'd like a replacement remote for the Duet that featured a large touch screen.
Pros Simple, effective
Cons Over-priced, stationary
Summary When announced, this unit was the cat's meow, and I would have killed for it a year ago. I wanted an elegant way to play Pandora, Rhapsody, internet radio, iTunes, etc. through my receiver without involving my PC. Big problem was that they took an entire year longer than intended (and announced) to come out with this. In the mean time, a few better alternatives came out. Here's the latest best option:
1) Buy an Airport Express from Apple ($69 refurb). Easily connects to your WiFi network and your receiver (can even connect via optical if your receiver accepts it).
2) Buy an iPod Touch ($229).
That's $298 - all in. If you happen to own an iPhone or Touch, you just saved $230 over the SB Touch and gained, well, please read on...
The most recent iOS 4.2 includes AirPlay, a feature that's free and largely overlooked. This includes an on-screen icon that lets you select the option to output from any app on your Touch to your Airport Express (your receiver). This includes, of course, Pandora, Rhapsody, iHeart Radio, Slacker, iTunes, and anything else you can think of.
OK, just so we're clear, this iPod Touch has now completely replaced every function of the Logitech Squeezebox Touch - check. Oh yeah, unlike the Squeezebox Touch, all that functionality is now free to move about your home as a remote. Oh yeah, and I heard that the Touch can do a couple of other things too!
Just for the record, I am not an Apple fan-boy. I use their products when they make sense and don't require an all-Apple ecosystem. Also, I am a fan of Logitech products. I own several and just bought a couple more over the holidays (love the S715i btw).
Pros I´m sure it has a lot of sofistication for technically oriented people who have nothing else to do than spend their time with computers.
Cons No instructions or support. Only thing to be found is Logitech squeezebox server software, which also lacks instructions. Beware of this product if you are normal person who not have used products like this before. Complete waist of money.
Summary Lack of user instructions and support for this product. Logitech do not care much about regular users, and seem to be focused on technical fanatics.