Logitech Squeezebox Boom Review

Posted: September 19, 2008
Logitech Squeezebox Boom Review

How can we not get all breathy over a gadget called the Squeezebox Boom? Apparently, it plays music or some such, but we just really like the name. Of course, we'll give it a once over in today's Gadget Pr0n.

What You Need to Know

  • The entire process is web-based, so all you do is sign up for a Squeeze Network account and install Squeeze Center on your PC
  • Squeeze Center allows you to stream music and control the Squeezebox directly from your computer
  • If you fill in your account info for services like Pandora, Slacker, etc. You can log into the Squeeze Network and play internet-based music completely independent of a computer
  • Using the device is intuitive
  • It's tough to find options like importing more music and sometimes certain links don’t work at all, but it's not that much of a problem since there are tons of different ways to do the same command
  • As for the box, it works great; the volume dial is like a click wheel and you can use the shortcut buttons on the player itself
  • The screen is easy to read and customizable
  • It doesn't output to an AV receiver
  • 30 watt digital amplifier and Stereo XL technology works well, but you may have to hook up a subwoofer
  • Two 3” woofers and 0.75” tweeters are good for a normal room, but you're not going to get an immersive audio experience
  • Syncing up other players is as easy as selecting it from a drop down menu and there is no lag between players
  • Your computer doesn't have to be wired to a router
  • It's not for the audiophiles, but it works great for everyone else


  • $300

Overall Rating

  • 89% (4 Seals of Approval)


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