Those of you who have followed WGS for a while will know that we’re big fans of the Squeezebox range of digital media receivers.
I have two of the original Squeezebox units attached to my home network (in the kitchen and the main bedroom), and you’ll remember that we also featured a review of the Squeezebox Duet earlier in the year.
Here at IFA in Berlin, Logitech have announced the Squeezebox Boom, a newcomer to the range with new file formats available for playback, and most importantly, the added convenience of integrated 30W speakers.
As everything is in one box, there’s no need to buy and attach separate speakers with the requisite cable mess – you can simply plug it in, find your home network wirelessly or via Ethernet and go.
It’s a great looking device that works seamlessly with Windows Home Server – if you enjoy your music and want an easy way to distribute and play it around the home, the Squeezebox Boom looks like a winner.
Terry Walsh is the founder of We Got Served. He started the community in February 2007 with a mission to help families, tech enthusiasts everywhere figure out the technology needed to run the modern home and small business.
He's the author of a number of guides to Windows, Windows Server and OS X Server and runs his own successful publishing business.
Born and raised in Liverpool, England, Terry has been awarded Microsoft's prestigious Most Valuable Professional Award each year since 2008 for his work on We Got Served.