The Squeezebox is a music broadcasting device that works over the home network (WiFi). It is made of a multi-room remote controller (powered by Linux!) and one or preferably several Squeezebox receivers. Each receiver can stream a different song or internet radio channel, and they are all controlled by the same remote. It is also possible to sync all the receivers to play the same song, without any noticeable latency (which is harder than you would think).
The cool feature in this new version is the upgraded remote. It features an LCD display that lets users control and setup the whole network. It basically feels like an iPod. When we were shown the demo, we found that it was a very interesting alternative to other wireless music systems – for its functionality and it (much) lower price. It works with Pandora, Rhapsody or MP3tunes and costs $399 for one remote and one receiver. Photo gallery, official photos
- WiFi B/G (11and 54Mbps)
- Wire Ethernet 100Mbps
- Upgradable Firmware
- Always-on Internet Radio (no need for a PC)
- Audio formats: Apple Lossless, FLAC, WMA Lossless, MP3, AAC, Ogg, MP2, WMA, MusePack, AIFF, WAV, PCM
- Digital Audio Out