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Philips Streamium NP2900 Review

When the Logitech Squeezebox Boom came out last year, it set a new standard for Wi-Fi radios. Yes, it was expensive, but it offered excellent sound quality, a smart design, and tons of features in a tiny package – no competing products even came close. The Philips NP2900 is the first real competitor to the Boom’s dominance of the high-end Wi-Fi radio market and this is the Editor’s Choice for this week.NP2900_37-GAL-global
Product Summary:

The good:

For its size, the Philips NP2900 gives you wireless access to your PC music, internet radio and Rhapsody online music service – all delivered by the immersive LivingSound and superb FullSound technologies. It is wall mountable, has a unique color 4-inch large screen that displays album art, it features Alphanumerical search for speedy access, it boasts a 4-speaker system for superb sound, it sports a stylish black exterior with a silver band, and its ready and easy to set up – right out of the box. The inclusion of a clock and alarm clock also make sense.

The bad:

The Philips NP2900 lacks support for Pandora, Last.fm, or Slacker. The interface can also get sluggish with large music libraries. But the biggest problem with the Philips NP2900 is its street price, currently $330 – which is more than $50 than the Boom is selling for. It’s hard to justify that extra cost, when the Boom offers more streaming music services, has more responsive controls, and sounds just as good.

Bottom line:

The Philips NP2900 is an excellent Wi-Fi radio, with a particularly attractive design, with a unique color display, and with solid sound quality, but its high price will limit its audience.

Specifications:

Sound

Equalizer settings: Classic, Jazz, Pop, Rock
Music Power: 30 W
Sound Enhancement: Equalizer, Dynamic Bass Boost
Volume Control: Volume Control up/down

Audio Playback

Compression format: non DRM AAC (m4A), MP3, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC, Ogg Vorbis
ID3-tag support: Yes
MP3 bit rates: 8-320 kbps and VBR
PC Link playback mode: MP3 streaming via network, Wi-Fi wireless connection
WMA bit rates: up to 192kbps, CBR/VBR

Connectivity

Headphone: 3.5 mm
LAN wired: Ethernet (RJ 45) 1x
Other connections: Digital coaxial out
Power: 110-230V
Wireless connections: Wireless LAN(802.11g), Wireless LAN(802.11b)
Wireless Universal Plug & Play: Enabled
Audio Connections: Analogue Audio In (L/R)
Encryption / security: WEP 128 bit, WEP 64 bit, WPA, WPA2

Price: $257.87 – now available at Amazon.

Logitech Squeezebox Radio Plays Internet Radio, Digital Music Files and Connects with Facebook

Are you a 21st century lover but your stereo is stuck in the 20th century? If so, then you need to have this latest Wi-Fi music player from Logitech – the Squeezebox Radio. With the Logitech Squeezebox Radio, you’ll get the simplicity of old-fashioned radio with the power of the Internet whenever you want to listen to music.squeezebox radio

Unlike other complex Wi-Fi music systems, the Logitech Squeezebox Radio sets up easily. All you have to do is plug it in, turn it on, connect to your home network, and like magic, you’ve got access to a world of music – Internet radio, your personal music collection including DRM-free iTunes Plus downloads, and subscription services such as Napster, Pandora, Rhapsody, SIRIUS, and Last.fm. It comes with six preset buttons located on the side of display and features color screen that shows album art, track and station information, visualizers, and more.

At just 5.12 x 8.66 x 5.04 inches, the Squeezebox Radio makes it ideal for your living room, kitchen, bedroom and even your patio. And it does not require extra speakers! Thanks to the ¾-inch high-definition, soft-dome tweeter, and 3-inch high-power, long-throw woofer. It is also perfect for your bedside table with its automatic brightness adjustment and a built-in alarm clock. Now, if you want to listen to your favorite songs in private, there’s a 3.5mm jack that lets you plug in your headphones.

A rechargeable battery pack [sold separately] will also let you move the Squeezebox Radio around your home without interrupting the music. The battery can power your Squeezebox Radio for up to six hours and recharges automatically when it’s plugged in.

You can pre-order the Logitech Squeezebox Radio now at Amazon.

Take Your Music Experience to the Next Level with Logitech Squeezebox Duet

So, how do you enjoy music these days? Are you still using that same old stereo system that your Daddy bought way back? Or do you play songs using your favorite media player via computer? Whatever way you do it, the most important thing is that you are having a grand time listening to music with that. But if your music experience with any of the two is not that exciting, then it’s time you take it to the next level with this Logitech Squeezebox Duet.

logitechsqueezeboxduetThe Squeezebox Duet from Logitech allows you to do two things to enjoy great music: one, to play songs that you saved on your computer and listen to it from any room in your home, and two, to tune in to various Internet radio stations and connect to online services like Rhapsody® and Pandora®.

First off, why settle listening to random music via stereo system if you can very much enjoy your personal music collection with the Squeezebox duet? See, even at the comfort of your living room, you can play the songs you store on your Mac or PC in your den with just a click of a button. Or even when you are at the kitchen preparing your meals, or when you are in the bathroom taking shower. That’s right! Play the songs on your playlist from the palm of your hand using the color remote – and that’s it! No wires needed!

Next, if you’re tired about the usual commercial breaks while listening to your favorite radio station, then take advantage of Squeezebox Duet’s feature that allows you to relax while listening to free Internet radio with no commercial breaks. Whether you want local or international station, simply check out Rhapsody® and Pandora® to discover new music.

The Logitech Squeezebox Duet WiFi Internet Radio really takes your music experience into a whole new level. Now, with this gadget, you can put all your favorite music right at your fingertips.