Gift Tip 1: Logitech Squeezebox Touch

Posted: Oct 27 2009, 9:44am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 5:05pm CDT, in News | Holiday Gift Guide


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The Logitech Squeezebox Touch, offered by Logitech, is a Wi-Fi music player that gives you the pleasure of hearing music from a variety of sources including subscription services, personal digital files and internet radio. The 4.3-inch color touchscreen of this Wi-Fi player gives users easy access to radio stations, music services or playlists. In addition, you have the opportunity to share/check statuses and music recommendations using this player. The Squeezebox Touch also allows you to view photos and has various audio out methods, including digital optical.

The Logitech Squeezebox Touch possesses integrated stereo speakers and can be integrated into any device used currently without any hiccups. The long list of file formats supported by Squeezebox Touch comprises of MP3, FLAC, WAV, AIFF, WMA, Ogg Vorbis, AAC and Apple Lossless to name a few. You can also hear MP3, Ogg and WMA internet radio streams using your Squeezebox Touch. It's WiFi b/g connection supports WEP, WPA and WPA2 encryption.

This Wi-Fi music player also has a 10/100 Ethernet port, a USB host port that will facilitate USB drive attachment and an SD card slot that will enable you to hear music and transfer photos from an SD card. The stereo RCA output, headphone jack, digital coax and digital optical outputs give you even more entertainment options. The Logitech Squeezebox Touch is also equipped with a proximity sensor and ambient light sensor.

The stereo sound provided by the Logitech Squeezebox Touch is of supreme clarity and depth due to a combined action of the 24/96 kHz DAC, state-of-the-art technology used for audio rendering and digital outputs. You will also have the chance to set up a multi-room system by incorporating Squeezebox players in your desired rooms. With a Squeezebox Controller, you can control each Squeezebox player so that you can use the same playlist or a different playlist in each player. All the incorporated players will work in tandem.

The major advantages of the Logitech Squeezebox Touch are that it allows you to hear music from the Internet and networked PCs using Wi-Fi connectivity, enables you to enjoy Rhapsody and Pandora premium services and supports most audio file formats. Its large touchscreen makes it easy to reach your desired destination on the player and provides for a superb viewing experience. However, it is a bit more costly than its competitors and you will not be able to play copy-protected PlaysForSure and iTunes files with it.

Great Gift For
Those with a desire to make the most of the Wi-Fi music world.

Price and Where to Buy
The Logitech Squeezebox Touch is selling for $299.99 on
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