Wires: who needs them? They’re so twentieth century which is why audio equipment manufacturers are embracing Wi-Fi in order to stream music around the home.
Take the latest Squeezebox music players from Logitech, which connect up to Internet radio stations, digital music files stored on PCs, and music subscription services.
The Logitech Squeezebox Radio (pictured) offers access to a huge range of Internet-based radio and music services including Napster, Pandora, Rhapsody, SIRIUS and Last.fm, plus your own music collection, and displays album art, track and station information and audio visualizers on its color display.
It has 3/4-inch dome tweeter and three-inch woofer speakers and works either from the mains or optional rechargeable battery pack.
If you’ve already got speakers from an existing hi-fi system that you don’t want to waste, the Logitech Squeezebox Touch is perfect as it simply allows you to plug them in.
The 4.3-inch color touch screen lets you control your music or be used as a photo frame or for displaying album art. It can easily be wall-mounted for ease of use.
The devices can even be linked in with Facebook — for sharing music recommendations — and Flickr — for viewing online photos.
The Squeezebox Radio will be available this month for around $199.99, including a special limited edition red version.
The Squeezebox Touch will be available from December priced at $299.99.