Summary: Would no longer connect to In Internet after 9 months. Everything else in house worked fine. Worked with Logitech support, who said it couldn't be repaired. One slight problem, though. Product had been discontinued by the manufacturer, so they couldn't replace it under warranty. All they could do was send me replacement products (none of which I really wanted) up to the purchase price of the radio.
Summary: Don't buy this , you have been warned ! I bought this piece of crap and it worked for a total of one month . The company sent out a upgrade over the net and it fried the radio . After spending four hours with costumer service and getting the run around I called the corporate office . First of all nobody will tell you the CEO's name but then they want you to jump through hoops to get a replacement for there P.O.S. Logitech costumer service sucks !!
Summary: I was devastated when Logitech came out with this thing and they forced you to use a Windows or Mac based music server designed by the Logitech Techo Thugs, not the beloved Linux and NAS based servers I have been using for over 10 years since back in the days of Slimserver. I refused to buy one. Well, public outcry was so great, and to Logitech's credit, they caved and included support for Squeezebox server.
Summary: I researched extensively before purchase. Having had friends that have the Squeezebox, but too cheap to make the heavy investment, I was pleasantly surprised by the introduction of the Smart Radio. Admittedly I have no personal knowledge of the features of the Squeezebox but upon review of previous reviews I decided to purchase this unit for myself. (I had purchased a 'tuner'--the Grace GDI-IRA500: reviewed previously--for my wife's shop, and loving it.
Great radio BUT Logitech having problems with this radio
Charlie Moore, Amazon
22 January 2014
Summary: Ordered 2 if these fir my girls for Christmas. The previous generation called the "Squeezebox" is a much better product. I immediately called Logitech with 2 issues: 1. The radio would freeze and stop working and 2. The music or favorites would come and go (meaning that some time the music would play and sometimes it would not).
Nice addition to Squeezebox network - not quite perfect
14 January 2014
Summary: I also own a Squeezebox Touch and a Squeezebox Duet. I serve up roughly 8500 tracks from a Linux server running Logitech Media Server (Vortexbox). I bought the Smart Radio to replace a very expensive network music player (from a major reputable AV company) that had great sound but atrocious software, firmware and UI controls. Let me start with the setup. Packaging was great.
Summary: Purchased this so my mom could access internet radio (especially Pandora) without having a smart phone. Very user friendly for non-tech savy older adults and the portability is great. All you need to make it work is wireless internet.
Summary: I bought two for my house and business in the Yucatan. They work wonderfully well with the wifi signal. They also serve as very good speakers when hooked up to a laptop to watch movies. The sound is extraordinarily good.
Summary: We were looking for something to put in the kitchen. Since we don't have a space for TV, we decided to get a radio. It has radio stations from all over the world. It's fantastic. Worth every penny.
Summary: Bought this for my wife who likes to listen to conventional radio. She is very happy with this, and it's now sitting prominently on our kitchen counter. Easy to set up and use, unobtrusive and nicely designed. Believe it or not the main thing she likes is the large "tuning" knob. It works just like a conventional radio, except of course you're selecting URLs (etc) versus tuning to an electrical signal (frequency). Much preferred over the "<" and ">" type push-buttons.