Logitech Adds Squeezebox Boom to Its Music Player Line

Posted by at 12:29 pm on August 28, 2008

Logitech has added a new member to the Squeezebox family, the Squeezebox Boom.  It is an  all-in-one network music player, you can listen to your digital music in the kitchen, the bedroom or any other room in your home -“ without needing to attach external speakers. Just plug the new Logitech network music player into a power outlet -“ there are no additional wires to connect. Then, using your existing home wireless network, you can listen to the music you love from the personal collection on your computer, your favorite Internet radio stations, and subscription services such as Rhapsody, Last.FM, Slacker, Pandora and Sirius -“ even when the computer is off.

Like the Squeeszeboxes before it, you can pull and play unprotected music from a Mac or Windows PC on a local 802.11g or 802.11b network.

“The network music player will be the CD player of the 21st century, and Squeezebox Boom is the first player in its class to deliver high-quality audio in a compact, all-in-one design,” said Robin Selden, vice president and general manager of Logitech’s Streaming Media business unit.

Squeezebox Boom network music player offers an integrated, all-digital 30-watt amplifier accompanied by two ¾-inch, high-definition, soft-dome tweeters and two 3-inch, high-power, long-throw woofers. A bi-amplified design -“ which includes a high-performance signal processor, class-D amplifier and digital crossover -“ delivers crystal clear sound with minimal noise and distortion. For bass lovers, the Squeezebox Boom even includes a subwoofer connection. And if you want to listen to music in private, the 3.5 mm jack lets you plug in your headphones.

The Logitech Squeezebox Boom network music player is expected to be available beginning in September for a suggested retail price of $299.99

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