What we have here is an easy to digest streaming music box.  Unlike other Squeezbox devices, this one should appeal to the mainstream consumer since it looks more boombox or desktop stereo than component add on.  The $300 device connects to your home’s network via WiFi or Ethernet, and streams music from either your PC or Mac.  Fear not, it will totally work with your iTunes library.  If your computer is off, or you don’t have a networked hard drive with your tunes, you’ll be able to tune into popular streaming services, such as Pandora (free), Rhapsody (paid), or Last.fm.  Logitech stepped up the appeal level one more notch by integrating alarm clock functionality with multiple wake times and a top mounted snooze button.

The Logitech Squeezebox Boom is available now (here) for $300.

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."