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...
Is it perfect? No. (What is?) Do I love it? So far, absolutely.
Prof Gizmo, Amazon
6 December 2013
Summary: I bought this to replace an iHome (that died) that we use in our bathroom for listening to radio and, occasionally, to our ipods. One other big plus of the iHome was that it has (well, had) a large backlit LCD that defaults to displaying the time, all the time, even when it was off so that you can...
Summary: I have a Squeezebox, over 2 years old. Wanted to connect to Spotify. Spent 3 weeks emailing back and forth with Logitech, my model #, serial#, etc etc on each complaint. Took them 3 weeks to tell me spotify incompatible with that unit. Bought the UE, and set it up 2 days ago.
Summary: Really a minor marvel for $100. However, it does not charge unless the device is turned on, it does not have to be playing. In my world, I call this Un-Smart. Why can't they just put this kind of info on their site? At first they wanted me to return the radio. I decided to keep this fun toy.
Quite satisfied, but could be better with a few minor additions
mgc "Gabe", Amazon
22 August 2013
Summary: The Goods: Highly portable, with back indentation for easy one hand lifting MP3 connectable and wifi capable means you can listen to your music or tap into a stream just about anywhere Giant database of stations and genres Clean, easy to navigate interface Pretty good battery life Sleek, ergonomic...
Summary: In the world of tablets, smart phones, etc., one might think that an Internet radio would be a useless acquisition. But this is really a smart radio and for many reasons. It works well with one's own WIFI network and is very easy to set up.
Summary: This is a great, almost perfect product. First of all, I KNOW one can do all this with a laptop, speakers, and network, BUT there's something great about the radio form factor and interface that just beats a computer always on in order to listen to Internet radio.
Summary: Have two of these in the household now which should tell you that it gets a great rating from me. Good if not great sound (I wish for just a bit mo volume) but with excellent sonic range. Easy to set up and use for even a tech.
Summary: WARNING: The Logitech UE Smart Radio may now be a discontinued product! I purchased this radio on December 16, 2013 as a Christmas gift after researching it thoroughly on the Logitech UE website. I received the radio a few days later, but suddenly the website now states the following: "Oops!
Summary: I bought this radio for two reasons -- one, to get my NPR fix without the all-too-frequent fundraiser interruptions, and two, to listen to my favorite stations clearly in the boonies, where I live. On both counts, I am very pleased. The radio is all plastic, but well built. Setup was easy.