Excerpt: Logitech’s UE Smart Radio is a music streamer, alarm clock, and speaker wrapped up into a compact, nightstand-friendly package. It can play music from a local computer ( Mac or Windows PC ), as well as from a number of Internet-radio and subscription-music services. See all audio review .
Conclusion: The UE Smart Radio is a capable music streamer with access to both your local tunes and all the online services you could want. And the rechargeable battery makes the compact unit even more portable and versatile. What holds it back from being a better product is the sometimes flaky desktop and mobile software.
Pros: Streams local and internet content; rechargeable battery makes it more portable
Cons: Server and mobile software can be flaky; software isn’t compatible with product it replaces
Conclusion: The Logitech UE Smart Radio is almost exactly the same as the Squeezebox Radio, released in 2009. You get an internal battery and updated software, but Logitech hasn’t messed to much with the original formula. There’s still progress to be made, but with few low-cost alternatives out there, it’s a top choice. Good sound quality, solid integration of most of the UK’s top streaming services and flexible hardware earn the Smart Radio a thumbs-up.