Reviews and Problems with Logitech Squeezebox Controller
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Bee Linda, Amazon
29 December 2013
Summary: This item arrived in a timely fashion. The packaging was a bit precarious (small partially bulging box, tightly packed with bubble pack), so I was apprehensive. Despite the cramped packaging, the item looks new and works well, surviving the shipment with no ill effects on body or operation. I did need to replace the battery immediately in order for it to hold its charge while off the base.
Summary: I bought the Squeezbox duet about 1 1/2 years ago... in general, it works great. Internet Radio, Pandora, my iTunes, and the like all stream easily, which is why I bought it. The remote, however, has the worst design imaginable. If it were only, say, $50, then I'd be a little less harsh, but this thing runs $200. Using a scroll wheel to click through menus and spell words is about 5 years past its prime.
Summary: I have had the Squeezebox duet for 3 years now with 2 boxes, one boombox, and one controller. The system works great and its nice being able to listen to the same music all through the house or different music in different parts as required, especially with the kids. The problem for me was that the backlighting on the controller failed making it very hard to see in any sort of lighting conditions.
Summary: First of all let me get you grounded in how I am using this...It is for a second music zone in my home. I have a 3 zone audio receiver in the basement with pre-wired in-wall speakers. I also have a HP windows home server with all my music on it. I am a MAC owner with my playlists in ITunes. I wanted to utilize my WHS without booting up a computer and listening through a bluetooth adapter. The WHS has an app that can be installed for the squeezebox.
Summary: Why spend $200 for another remote control when you can download SqueezeCommander for Android. Awesome utility from anywhere in wifi range: controls multiple Squeezebox units, displays album artwork, adjust volume from handset's volume control switch, auto-mute or reduce volume when calls are received. Only thing missing is an elapsed time bar for the playlist or song. There are other similar apps out there that I haven't tried yet, but this one works great for me.
I love classical music and traditional jazz (1930s and 1940s- Big ...
John P. Berwald "Anversois", Amazon
25 June 2010
Summary: I've had the Squeezebox Duet for several years. I love classical music and traditional jazz (1930s and 1940s- Big Band music) and I enjoy getting music from all over the world through my stereo system. The sound is clear and works great. Every now and then there's a glitch. In the past, the Logitech customer service has been great; they've taken me from start to finish as I've tried to reset the instrument.
Summary: I've owned the Squeeze box duet product for about 7 months now and wish I had never invested the money. After three warranty returns, the product still is well below par for a Logitech product. The controller is so slow to wake up and connect that I rarely use it any more. It's display is totally unreadable in any kind of outdoor light. So unreadable that you can't tell if it's finished connecting or not, which it does not frequently.
Summary: This controller was so easy to setup that I have purchased another Squeezebox Boom and Controller for my other home. My advice is to shop around. I got the second set (Boom and the Controller) for [..] bucks. Sweet!
Summary: I just purchased this Squeezebox controller and I couldn't be happier! I had absolutely no problem with my wireless network and this controller. It was effortless as it found my network and I was connected! The controller is responsive and I found NO difficulty with it. I am now controlling my Squeezebox radio and I will soon have a Squeezebox Touch on board too. I love being downstairs and effortlessly changing stations with this controller!
Recent Software Updates Greatly Impoved the Controller
Amazon Customer, Amazon
9 April 2010
Summary: I've owned the Duet (part of which is the controller I'm reviewing here) for about 2 years. Though I've always thought it was very cool and useful, it was difficult to set up in the beginning and has suffered from the scroll wheel being imprecise. Because the device was so useful, I overlooked the flaws. Others, as you can see from the reviews, couldn't overlook these flaws. However, recent software updates have taken care of this.