Tag Archives: Touch

Logitech gets two new Squeezeboxes

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More Squeezebox goodness from Logitech today, with the Radio and Touch. Both stream audio over Wi-Fi as usual, but the Radio (pictured) packs stereo speakers and the Touch just streams to your existing hi-fi. They’ll come in at US$200 and US$300, respectively.

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New iPhone OS update coming… is that all?

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There’s a new iPhone OS update in the pipeline this week (we’ll bring you news on Wednesday morning). It’s great news for iPhoners and iPod Touchers who may finally get cut-and-paste functionality, bug fixes and (in our dreams) the ability to run multiple apps at once. Time will tell, but why no updates on the rest of the iPod range? Stuff’s new iPod Classic has infuriated us with its battery-saving screensaver (which we’d love to be able to turn off), particularly as the battery cycle is so long (not that we should complain) that we’re wondering when we might be able to run the battery down. As all Li-Ion cells should be run flat once a month, that would mean withholding dock duties for some three days a month. What would you ask Apple’s dev team to fix if you had the choice?

New iPod Shuffle speaks your language (maybe)

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While we were sleeping Apple popped out a new 2GB Shuffle. Are we excited? Put it this way, we would rather have seen a 64GB SSD hit the Touch, or even a 32GB disk in an iPhone, but the new Shuffle – as well as being amusingly loseable small – rectifies one of the big problems of the old model. Previously, when a random track blared out mid-jog and you wanted to know what it was, you were out of luck. This one will speak the name of the tune and artist, plus it can verbally let you know the status of its 10-hour battery. We sense, however, that the Shuffle’s Arabic support will be somewhat lacking. Available in black or silver any time now for US$80.

UPDATE: 4GB is what we meant. The new Shuffle is 4GB. Note to selves – drink coffee before early morning posting. Sorry.