Published on Wednesday, 28 March 2012 11:10
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Many people i know think that just because people such as I have been working with computers over the past 2 decades they have no other interests or hobbies but that really couldn't be more wrong since i also happen to love many other things including cars, paintball and most things related to music and movies. True i can't actually review cars here (at least not for the time being) but gadgets and electronics related to music have always been in my crosshairs and that's one of the reasons behind today's review which is about one such device. Of course as the title reveals the gadget i am talking about is no other than the Squeezebox Touch Wi-Fi Music player by Logitech.
Logitech was founded in 1981 at Apples, Switzerland and the first device they conjured was the mouse which provided a more intuitive way of interacting with computers. Since those early days they have expanded their expertise in product design beyond the computer mouse, with a broad portfolio of interface devices that are the “last inch” between you and your computer or your console game, digital music or home-entertainment system. With products sold in almost every country in the world, Logitech’s leadership in innovation now encompasses a wide variety of personal peripherals (both cordless and corded), with special emphasis on products for PC navigation, gaming, Internet communications, digital music and home-entertainment control. For each of their product categories they study how our customers use their digital devices and their our designers and engineers set their sights on how they can create a better experience with those devices – richer, more comfortable, more fun, more productive, more convenient, more delightful. Focused on innovation and quality, Logitech designs personal peripherals to help people enjoy a better experience with the digital world.
Although i have seen and used many of the Wi-Fi music players currently available in the market from large manufacturers such as SONY, Philips, Pioneer, Yamaha and TEAC i have to say that only the Logitech Squeezebox Touch managed to draw my attention in such a way that i just had to take a closer look at it. Of course the main reason behind all this is the large 4.3" 24 bit color LCD touchscreen placed at the front of the unit which not only makes navigation a lot easier but it also provides a nice visual enhancement even when you're not using the device. However that's not all and so its other features such as the available USB and SD Card slot along with a very nice controller application which allows you to control the unit from your smartphone are also quite intriguing and not something we see a lot with other similar devices. However since seeing is believing especially in this type of reviews this time over i will be focusing on that more than words.