"Of all wireless music systems, this is the one to beat!"4.5 starson by miles_fan
Pros: It has all the pros of their Wireless iPod but now with added DISPLAY and improved form factor
Cons: If there are any, I can't tell yet.
Summary: I was just raving to a couple people about the Logitech iPod wireless system because it gets around the DRM hand cuffs that would prevent me from enjoying my hundreds of iTunes downloads in any other room than my office if I opted to buy any number of currently available systems. Apple's own Airport Express WON'T WORK with my existing PC-based wireless network because they didn't see the need to support more than a handful of wireless routers (not the one I bought last year for $100). The SlimDevices Squeezebox description says it controls iTunes, but not until small print or a full 3rd party review do you learn that that's only for non-DMR files in playlists on iTunes--who the heck uses iTunes if they're not downloading music from it? And the cool looking but extremely pricey Sonos system won't play downloaded iTunes even though the design misleadingly mimics iPod's looks.
Then I see this 2-day old announcement on CNET and I'm thrilled. A system that circumvents unfair DRM headaches, has a DISPLAY, and provides the simple plug-and-play set up for which Logitech is famous. It may be expected to cost twice as much as their iPod system, but this one is worth more than twice what they're charging. It is likely to KILL everything else that poses as a wireless digital music system, regardless of price. This is what I've been waiting for--a company that knows that a proprietary system (their networking is proprietary) should only be used when it facilitates an end user's enjoyment of property he/she rightfully purchased and should be able to enjoy however he/she sees fit. It doesn't allow me to make copies and give them to my friends (without a loss of fidelity), but it does allow me to extend my options for personal consumption. Something no other company one has gotten right yet. Kudos Logitech. Can I get on a waiting list?