The Squeezebox's Seamless Stream

Logitech's affordable streaming device brings music and Internet radio to your stereo in a snap, but building playlists can be a chore

Editor's Rating:

The Good: Clear sound, simple setup, access to wide range of online music services and Internet radio stations

The Bad: Cumbersome playlist feature

The Bottom Line: Economical, easy-to-use wireless device for streaming music from a PC to a stereo system

Until recently, if I wanted to listen to the music stored on my personal computer, I had to transfer it to an MP3 player, burn it to a disc, or listen to it straight off the PC. A computer is fine for listening to music while surfing the Web or editing stories, but it's hardly the way to introduce my daughter to Edward Elgar's "Enigma" Variations or play Count Basie over cocktails. As a result, I was still playing CDs over an embarrassingly dated Sony (SNE) stereo system.

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