Reviews and Problems with Logitech Squeezebox Controller
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I love classical music and traditional jazz (1930s and 1940s- Big ...
John P. Berwald "Anversois", Amazon
7 November 2014
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: 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 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: 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!
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.
If you consider this remote: buy an iPod touch instead
Bjorn S. Tennoe, Amazon
28 December 2009
Summary: The good: - It has a screen, unlike the old Squeezebox remote. The bad: - The scroll wheel feels awful, a far cry from iPod quality. - Scrolling the artists list takes forever, as the remote lacks the iPod's mode where it switches to scrolling alphabet letters rather than songs. - No USB charging, but rather a proprietary dock. The ugly: - "Please wait": It can take 1 minute or more to lower volume and other basic tasks.
Summary: I have had this product for about a month. I had the original squeezebox and wanted to add this controller (it came out one month after I had purchased the original squeezebox). It took me less than 10 minutes to set up and has worked extemely well for the first month. Occasionally, it will drop the signal when I have put it down for a while, but it takes less than 30 seconds for it to find the system again.
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.
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: 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!