Reviews and Problems with Logitech Squeezebox Boom
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"This radio is not meant to be used as an alarm clock."
Robert Steiert, Amazon
4 May 2011
Summary: The product was not as advertised on the Amazon website or as described on the Logitech website, or in the out of date quick start guide that came with the product, or the out of date and incomplete user guide on the Logitech website. The Amazon website under "special features" describes, "7-day alarm with battery backup," which is crucial for a radio used as an alarm clock in the event of a power failure.
Summary: ..... it was very good, but when it was bad it was very bad. Unfortunately it was bad every day. The streaming was interrupted several time each hour and had to be reconnected by me. Finally yesterday it went "pop' and gave out altogether. I liked listening to BBC and the sound was quite good. I am desperate for a new WIFI radio, but it won't be a Logitech. CNET notes the unreliability but doesn't downgrade the unit enough.
Summary: After numerous attempts to make the Boombox work on my network, I finally sent it back. Arduous to set up, very slow controls, would not keep the Internet stations connected and finally when the Logitech rep said that they recommended that the radio be hardwired to work correctly I gave up. The technology doesn't match with the sales pitches.
Summary: I can understand very well why the Logitech Squeexebox Boom All-in-One does not sell well... First, it is very expensive; in Canada almost twice the cost of buying one in the US. Still, my husband bought me one for Christmas, because I like to listen to classical music which is not available where we live. We have a less than ideal internet service which tends to be intermittent.