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: 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: This thing really gets on my nerves. It is so stupid! Pros: NONE, really Cons: Unreadable display in any kind of light. You can only read it during the night. Weak battery, last for few hours or so Totally stupid interface, slow, unable to behave in a normal way Jog-dial works very badly I hate it!!! I bought ipeng application to my iphone instead and it is much much better. I can't even say how many times I almost smashed this idiotic gadget against the wall.
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'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.
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.
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.