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Its a pity that Logitech seem to have decimated the SlimDevices brand and range. When they were bought they had the tiny devices for those with amps/speakers, radios like this, and boomboxes for those wanting better sound but didn't have a hifi. Basically like Sonos but cheaper and with better management software (as its so open people can continue to add stuff).
I don't know why Logitech didn't think there was a market for multi-room audio.
Luckily the original devices are still available in places :)
21st century and not stereo?
I see these sort of boxes as bedside radio-alarms. For that use stereo is irrelevant. I would like to see in the reviews some analysis of 'fitness for (various) purposes' -
eg, the device works well as a bedside unit because (screen readable from all angles, not too bright/intelligent dimming options, 7-day alarm options, easy to control whilst bleary eyed, friendly UI to make BBC podcasts easy to find, transport controls for podcasts...)the device works poorly as a main room unit because...no stereo, poor remote, screen unreadable from a distance,...whatever..
PS the above is all conjecture - I have no idea whether this thing has a remote or 7-day alarms etc. I'm just trying to illustrate my point about fitness for purposes.
why would you read the screen when the remote has all the information displayed. The remote can be an iphone, ipad or android device. The unit sounds great.
I would prefer a better BBC app with all stations and podcasts.
Initially thought it would solve the problem of static in an area of the house that is problematical. I'm not sure whether we bought a lemon or it is just inconsistent. We get choices some days that we don't get on others. Some days, though networks are 'repaired' and we have 'connection' to our internet, we can't get any Internet Radio....not even the heading. Sometimes choices disappear for days. VERY inconsistent. Am ready to punt it. Would never buy another. Not as intuitive as some people may believe.
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