Summary: It was hard for me to choose between UE SmartRadio and GraceDigital. (Sometimes I wish I'd bought Grace. Their Help and Customer Service is awesome. But Logitech help is a maze of poor forums and bad advice.) Good: The SmartRadio unit (1) looks good, and (2) is well made.
Summary: I ordered this because Rhapsody dropped support for my old OmniFi media stream that I've used for 10 years. This unit claimed support for Rhapsody, which other offerings did not (Grace). As it was being discontinued, the price was down to $140 or so, so I went for it.
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 would have never purchased this radio for MSRP without a remote control, but the discounted price made it acceptable, I thought. Fortunately, I also have a Squeezebox Boom and was able to purchase a cheap learning remote and teach it the basic functions on the Boom remote (power, volume and sleep...
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
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.