Saturday, September 6, 2008

Squeezebox Boom


Squeezebox BoomThe two Squeezebox Booms that I ordered arrived a few days ago, and I have to say that they have lived up to my expectations.



When you open the box, the first thing you see is a velvet-like bag, containing the Squeezebox Boom, that has the Logitech logo on it, and an orange tag that states Sqeezebox.  When you take the Squeezebox Boom out of the bag, I noticed that it has a solid feel to it.



The setup of this is exactly the same as the other Sqeezebox devices.  Once configured for our wireless network, it automatically saw the install of SqueezeCenter running on our Windows Home Server, and was able to play the music.





The sound from the Squeezebox Boom is pretty good.  I was suprized about how much bass comes out of this little device, at the default setting.  There are some other features, that I am currently not taking advantage of.



  • There is a line-in jack to connect to a different source

  • A jack, that can be used for headphone, or to connect to a subwoofer. 



There are two things that I would have loved to see different about this player.



  1. The screen size.  The screen size is significantly smaller than that on the Squeezbox.  So, you need to adjust the font size, and text will scroll a lot more.

  2. The AC/DC adapter.  The power brick is huge.  This is the largest power brick that I have, were the bulk of the size is at the plug.  It is larger than the adapter for my laptop.  On other devices, when dealing with a brick of this size, they seperate the brick from the outlet with a cord. 


But I really do like this player.  I am thinking that I will get another one.  Since I was planning on putting these in the kids rooms, I may want one for my office.