At IFA 2008 Berlin, Logitech have announced the Squeezebox Boom, a newcomer to the range with new file formats available for playback, and most importantly, the added convenience of integrated 30W speakers. As everything is in one box, there’s no need to buy and attach separate speakers with the requisite cable mess - you can simply plug it in, find your home network wirelessly or via Ethernet and go.
Squeezebox plays a wide variety of digital music files, including uncompressed and lossless formats—across a true 802.11g wireless network connection. Enjoy the widest choice of listening options beyond your music collection, including thousands of internet radio stations, Pandora's personalized music service and Rhapsody's 2 million song collection. It's music, your way.
Features are as follows:
¾-inch (1.9 cm) high-definition, soft-dome tweeters and 3-inch (7.6 cm) high-power, long-throw woofers
Bi-amplified design with high performance signal processor, class D amplifiers and digital crossovers
Stereo XL™ technology widens the sound stage beyond the physical boundaries of the speaker
6-button presets allow one touch access to favorite radio stations and playlists
7-day alarm clock
Infrared remote control
Bright, high-contrast VFD display with ambient light sensor and automatic dimming
Built-in 802.11g wireless with dual internal antennas
10/100Base-T Ethernet port
Line-in via 3.5 mm stereo jack
Headphone/Subwoofer out via 3.5 mm connector
Plays MP3, AAC, WMA, Ogg, FLAC, Apple lossless, WMA lossless, WAV, and AIFF music files
Connects to your home network to access music stored on your computer via SqueezeCenter, and Internet radio and music services via SqueezeNetwork™
The Squeezebox Boom is available from next week at around £199.
More Info: Logitech Squeezebox Boom