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didjean
2012-08-27, 14:55
http://www.engadget.com/2012/08/27/logitech-teases-new-ultimate-ears-lineup/

didjean
2012-08-27, 15:07
It's funny (or should I say sad) to read the comments under the article: its seems that Ultimate Ears fans are also disappointed with the way Logitech is managing the UE brand...

paulster
2012-08-27, 20:36
Let's just say I'm glad I got my UE's before the acquisition!

pippin
2012-08-28, 17:31
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kotBhjloJIo

erland
2012-08-28, 22:35
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kotBhjloJIo

Even though the teaser video/process doesn't expose much it's some kind of indication that there finally might be someone within the music section within Logitech who understands that marketing is needed. I'm not saying the teaser is a great advertisement but just its existence is still an improvement compared to the complete lack of marketing I've seen previously from Logitech. Of course, this teaser might not be related to Squeezebox at all, but we will see that in a day or two.

verypsb
2012-08-28, 22:41
http://www.logitech.com/en-us/ue

paulster
2012-08-28, 22:45
It's some kind of indication that there finally might be someone within the music section within Logitech who understands that marketing is needed. I'm not saying the teaser is a great advertisement but just its existence is still an improvement compared to the complete lack of marketing I've seen previously from Logitech.

That is possibly the most exciting thing regarding this release! Now if they could think about some marketing for the SB line of products...

bonze
2012-08-29, 00:46
Of course, this teaser might not be related to Squeezebox at all, but we will see that in a day or two.Earphones? how would they be related?

Kevint
2012-08-29, 00:55
Looks like a new SB Radio:

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57502051-1/logitech-ue-rolls-out-new-wave-of-headphones-and-wireless-speakers/?part=rss&subj=news&tag=title

now called the Logitech UE Smart Radio, physically it looks very similar

Kevint
2012-08-29, 00:57
Here is the Logitech press release:

http://www.logitech.com/de-de/press/press-releases/10348

Squeezemenicely
2012-08-29, 01:17
I am confused, does this mean the end of the squeezeboxen?!?

The UE Radio is just an SB Radio with a different name printed on it.

So what would be the point of having a UE Radio and a SB Radio. Sure one has to go and it would probably be the older one.


I thought the IFA would bring some exciting new SB release, atleast that is what I read here somewhere. Is this UE stuff supposed to be the exciting release?


Why do they not simply release new SBs that do Airplay and Bluetooth, that would be the best of both worlds and they would only have to take care of one productline. Or does this UE Radio work with the SB server? I cannot find specific info.
Except for this sentence on Engadget: "(Logitech says owners of the existing model will get the same software update and app support soon.)"
Does this mean that it still is a SB and only the name dies?

I really do not understand Logitech.


Update: SB's vanishing from Logitech website! Just had a look at the german website. They only sell a radio bundle and a Touch bundle with speekers at the moment. You cannot buy a single Touch or Radio in different colours without btteries anymore.

toby10
2012-08-29, 01:52
Looks like a new SB Radio:

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57502051-1/logitech-ue-rolls-out-new-wave-of-headphones-and-wireless-speakers/?part=rss&subj=news&tag=title

now called the Logitech UE Smart Radio, physically it looks very similar

Some hope after all.....

" The Logitech UE Smart Radio is the next generation of the company's Squeezebox Radio music player. "
" Logitech says owners of the existing model will get the same software update and app support soon. "

autopilot
2012-08-29, 02:11
So the Squeezebox is dead, at leeast the name is any way.

Some hope though for the Radio, but we will see if other devices have survived. Fingers crossed.

Also, I wonder if existing SB radios will be updated - does this mark the end of the open sourse server and plugins?

mherger
2012-08-29, 02:15
> Some hope after all.....

Don't get too excited just yet. Please see
http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=96188 where I try to give
some facts.

--

Michael

Squeezemenicely
2012-08-29, 02:26
Squeezebox as we know it, is dead!





SB labeled products are being phased out. Get them while they're there. :-(




Also, as Michael writes - beware of updating your radio!

Gerry123
2012-08-29, 03:15
Too little, too late and two fingers to the existing Squeezebox community!

Will mysqueezebox.com also go down the pan and if so will setting up a touch be impossible (I know there are ways round it) as you are supposed to create a mysqueezebox.com login before it allows you to continue?

Gerry.

tamanaco
2012-08-29, 04:31
Here is a video about the "new" product line: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtg9hehylAw&feature=player_embedded

autopilot
2012-08-29, 04:47
Here is a video about the "new" product line: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtg9hehylAw&feature=player_embedded

"this is the entire line..."

Whoopydo.

Gerry123
2012-08-29, 04:53
Is it me or is anyone else feeling as sad as I am right now?

I feel as if a relative has just called to say they have a terminal disease and only got weeks to live.

Last post!

Goodbye, it's been a hoot.

Gerry.

routehero
2012-08-29, 04:59
There are consumer rights in most countries that require a company maintain services for hardware like this for a certain number of years after the final sale of the final unit.

It can take months and sometimes years for a company to decide to stop selling a product before the final unit has left the shelf.

Cold comfort for some of you I'm sure.

I'd recommend those of you who feel strongly about the Squeezebox offerings to make some appeals @ http://www.onlineregister.com/logitechithink/. The more voices, the better.

tamanaco
2012-08-29, 05:07
Still a proud owner of a "Slim Devices" SB3 and of the "Original" UE Super.Fi 5 Pros... Today's announcement from Logitech, for me... is a Wake UP! swift kick in the nuts. Logitech has managed to kill the innovation and the reputation of two cool brands. They should have stuck with mice and keyboards.

mherger
2012-08-29, 05:12
> They should have stuck with mice and keyboards.

If you think economically you probably must agree that this would have
been a poor plan.

--

Michael

pippin
2012-08-29, 05:37
> They should have stuck with mice and keyboards.
If you think economically you probably must agree that this would have
been a poor plan.


Disagree. Whatever they don't make with mice and keyboards will not make up for all the money they sunk with failed ventures like Revue.
"0" is not a lower boundary to income as long as you've got money left.

autopilot
2012-08-29, 05:38
There are consumer rights in most countries that require a company maintain services for hardware like this for a certain number of years after the final sale of the final unit.

It can take months and sometimes years for a company to decide to stop selling a product before the final unit has left the shelf.



Which I assume is the only reason for limited software and mysb.com support, then the switch will be flicked. I would be kind of Logitech if they could let us know the time frame.

pippin
2012-08-29, 05:45
But that would assume they know the timeframe themselves, something that I would regard as completely unrealistic. And that's not just Logitech. No organization in the world would "know" it at this point in time.

tamanaco
2012-08-29, 06:01
> They should have stuck with mice and keyboards.

If you think economically you probably must agree that this would have
been a poor plan.

--

Michael

I understand where you're coming from, but I also forgot to mention that I also own a Logitech Revue. So, I'm also road-kill from a third Logitech product line. Btw, UE used to be the benchmark for personal IEMs, but now-a-days it's Westone.

bwaldron
2012-08-29, 10:40
If you think economically you probably must agree that this would have
been a poor plan.

Not necessarily so.

jhonsberger@msn.com
2012-08-30, 08:03
This is my plan.Never to buy another Logitech product again.

Grumpy Bob
2012-08-30, 08:12
This is my plan.Never to buy another Logitech product again.

Well, I will in the future think carefully about buying into an interdependent system again. But then, I've never had any of the SBs malfunction, and LMS seems pretty solid, so I think my Squeezebox collection will keep me going for a while yet - My SB3 has just been retired (it was bought at about the time Logitech bought Slimdevices, whenever that was) in favour of a Touch, though it's still working fine. Now it's a reserve SB.

Robert

bluegaspode
2012-08-30, 08:31
Well, I will in the future think carefully about buying into an interdependent system again
What system that was created in the last two years and use on a regular basis is not "interdependent" ?

Grumpy Bob
2012-08-30, 09:03
What system that was created in the last two years and use on a regular basis is not "interdependent" ?

What I mean is I ended up buying several SBs (not to mention Squeezepad and iPeng) rather than just staying with the original SB3 for piping music to the HiFi. With an excellent and versatile system such as the SB-LMS system, it has a tendency to grow! As it happens, I could quite well envisage having one UE-based system with the (former) SBRs just streaming radio and the LMS-Touch for the HiFi.

Frankly I never expected the Touch to be available for ever - but I had always hoped the SB line of kit would continue with new models.

Robert

jp73
2012-08-30, 10:22
Would it be possible that someone takes over the squeezebox name and continues it ? what about the people that created it 'Slimdevices' ?
Should be hard for them seeing being killed by Logitech

aubuti
2012-08-30, 10:31
Would it be possible that someone takes over the squeezebox name and continues it ? what about the people that created it 'Slimdevices' ?
Should be hard for them seeing being killed by Logitech
Complete uninformed speculation on my part, but I seriously doubt that Sean, Dean, or other SD people would come back for a salvage operation. I don't know what they're doing these days (Dean can't possibly still be cleaning his basement), but I'm sure that after making their mark with Slim Devices they've moved on to other things. They may well be related to network music systems, and I certainly hope so. But it's hard to see how coming back to un-do a lot of the past few years would hold much appeal for them. They're smarter than that.

ARTMU
2012-09-05, 04:14
Here is the Logitech press release:

http://www.logitech.com/de-de/press/press-releases/10348

This is like a deal with Apple to make profits of downgraded SB radio technology not taking care of all more ambitious music lovers and lovers of SB idea.