2008-05-13 Changes In Music Playing Gadgets

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< * The SqueezeBox requires the Mac Mini to be up and running – I don't like the idea of having a computer running somewhere in the house just so I can hear music elsewhere in the house.
< * I did not listen to a lot of InternetRadio on the Squeezebox. It was tricky finding new stations, and often bookmarks for radiostations would expires because the bookmark apparently stored something ephemeral instead of the real thing.

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> * The [[SqueezeBox]] requires the Mac Mini to be up and running – I don't like the idea of having a computer running somewhere in the house just so I can hear music elsewhere in the house.
> * I did not listen to a lot of [[InternetRadio]] on the Squeezebox. It was tricky finding new stations, and often bookmarks for radiostations would expires because the bookmark apparently stored something ephemeral instead of the real thing.


Several factors came together:

And so… I bought a new gadget! A Pure-Fi Elite by Logitech. How’s that for a craptastic name?

Anyway, the thing is that it easier to sync my iPod with iTunes, and then just use the iPod instead of the Mac Mini as music server. Plug the iPod into the Logitech thing, and instant access to 33G of music.

The Logitech user interface is elite pure-crap, by the way. Press this or that, then up and down to pick the play list. That’s as far as I got. The Squeezebox was at least somewhat better. But here’s the good part. I can just grab the iPod, save the old On-The-Go playlist, collect a new one, plug the iPod, and I’m done. Yes, the On-The-Go playlist thing has turned out to be a major feature!

Anyway, that leaves me with two gadgets:

The Tivoli Model One I bought two years ago – a simple radio – and the Squeezebox.

I decided to move the radio near the balcony. Whenever I’m sitting outside, I can move the radio and listen to some music outside. And for those few hours I do enjoy the sun, I can plug the iPod into the radio using the ordinary audio cable. It works. I like.

But what to do with the Squeezebox? I’m not sure.

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You could probably convince someone to buy it from you…

(is it compatible with windows?)

– Marco 2008-05-15 09:23 UTC


I’m sure it is. :) I think I have an earlier version from this one: http://www.slimdevices.com/pi_squeezebox.html

AlexSchroeder 2008-05-15 10:47 UTC


iiiiinteresting. I’ll come check it out on sunday.

– Marco 2008-05-15 12:52 UTC

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