Logitech’s New Squeezebox Touch

If you’ve been around here a bit you’ll know that I really like my Squeezebox systems. In fact, enough that we have four of them and need one or two more to complete my master plan for whole-house, yard & office audio. This past week Logitech announced a new version that revisits the core functionality of the Squeezebox3, the model that I own already.

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It’s called the Squeezebox touch and it’s very similar to my beloved Squeezebox3. For the same $299 selling price as the older Squeezebox3 the Squeezebox Touch adds a 4.3″ touchscreen LCD, a USB port and SD card slot for playing music from local media even without a Squeeze Center server.

This makes it just about perfect for students who don’t want to keep a computer running as the repository of their music library. Just plug a portable HD into the Squeezebox Touch and use the infra-red remote control as your means of accessing its functions. Since the web interface was based on the Squeeze Center server software I presume that it won’t be available if you use a PC based music server.

I can see one of these in my future. Perhaps if I’m very, very good Stella will get me one for Christmas?

4 thoughts on “Logitech’s New Squeezebox Touch”

  1. if it could show photos from my desktop via the network or my flickr collection that’d be awesome. it looks like it can only show photos via an SD card.

    1. That sounds like something that could be addressed in software if you are using the Squeeze Center on a computer to host your music. Squeeze Center is completely in Perl and very extensible, even has a plugin-in scheme.

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