Logitech Squeezebox $199 at Computer Alliance.

22 December 2008

Heck of a good price from Computer Alliance on the Squeezebox. Not sure if I am missing something here.

Current market price sits around $300. Delivery to WA was only going to be $15 which surprised me. I figured it would be more.

I love the idea of these things.


  • robs
    I have two of these - they are the best thing since sliced bread etc etc. Really great gadget & has changed the way (& how much) I listen to music (though I am still a big vinyl fan too). This is a great price!!
  • admin EDITOR
    ahhh - someone that has one. Tell me - do you plug them into the router or do you have to connect directly to it ?
  • robs
    Neither. I use mine wirelessly, over the home wireless network. You can wire (ethernet) them to the router though if you want. I have all my music on a hard drive in a kitchen cupboard, and an old server PC in same cupboard - turns on when I hit the squeezebox power button (wake on LAN) so not on all the time, though I think many people just have a single PC & leave it on. There are ways of using a NAS (& no PC) but sounded a bit complicated to me. You don't need a PC on to get internet radio or squeezenetwork (online music). The squeezebox just plugs into the hi-fi. Best place to find out more is the slim devices website (they were slimdevices before they were taken over by logitech), which can tell you all about everything much better than I can! http://forums.slimdevices.com/
  • admin EDITOR
    nice setup - thanks. I was searching around for wireless solutions the other day - but everything I could find was way more expensive than just plugging an apple airport in and running it off a dedicated machine.
  • fishmonkey
    all these new gadgets! actually there are a few stores that have them at around this price, including a WA store that also has them for $199, ]www.pla.com.au
  • fishmonkey
    There are ways of using a NAS (& no PC) but sounded a bit complicated to me.
    hmmm, it would be great to be able to run without another computer on...
  • admin EDITOR
    I saw a couple of others that had similar pricing (not pla - thanks for that). The next step in pricing seemed to be $299 which left me wondering why there was such a gap.
  • fishmonkey
    if someone would like to buy me one of these for xmas, please let me know...
  • ntowill
    You can also get them on eBay from about $160-$185 +$10-$20 postage usually. Although if you have a little patience some go cheaper (just over a week ago a couple went for $150 and $135 each). Here's an example: http://cgi.ebay.com.au/LOGITECH-SQUEEZEBOX-WIRELESS-DIGITAL-MUSIC-PLAYER-LH80_W0QQitemZ290282490530QQcmdZViewItemQQptZAU_MP3_Players?hash=item290282490530&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=66%3A2%7C65%3A13%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318 I have a Pinnacle Soundbridge - similar priduct but cheaper (possibly not as good???) I got mine for just under $100 delivered. Does the job for me. Can stream music wirelessly from my computer or directly from the internet as well.
  • admin EDITOR
    As far as gadgets go I reckon these make a lot of sense.
  • wfdTamar
    You might also be seeing the Boom Box version which has speakers, where this one plugs into existing speakers. I recently got a Netgear ReadyNAS Duo (500GB) from Dick Smith for $399 (has one 500Gb drive and is ready for another), which is able to store & serve music to the Squeezeboxes & Pinnacles (quite easy to do). Only uses about 20 watts and does a lot more besides that.

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