"Nice Box but Not the Best Solution"2.0 starson by ParSeven
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).