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jimzak
2012-09-19, 17:02
http://reviews.cnet.com/portable-audio-devices/logitech-ue-smart-radio/4505-6450_7-35419331-2.html

didjean
2012-09-20, 02:38
I just posted the same link to the Radio thread.

epoch1970
2012-09-20, 03:10
Mhh. This looks like it's going to be difficult, facing bluetooth speakers offers.

didjean
2012-09-20, 05:21
I am surprised it's still quite a positive review considering that:

- the Smart Radio is exactly the same hardware as the 3 years old SB Radio.
- they removed many options compared to SB products
- they create confusion

Ok it's simplier to use. But AirPlay or Blutooth are also easy to use. It's all about added value compared to competition.

epoch1970
2012-09-20, 09:29
I am surprised it's still quite a positive review considering that:

- the Smart Radio is exactly the same hardware as the 3 years old SB Radio.
- they removed many options compared to SB products
- they create confusion

Ok it's simplier to use. But AirPlay or Blutooth are also easy to use. It's all about added value compared to competition.

I think that's the point. The reviewer has skipped the SB-downgrade fact and just considered this product for what it is now.
If I have read/seen the reviewer right, UE Radio is simple to use and sound is ok. But it faces even simpler and less binding products, such as BT speakers.
Besides being a less binding choice, BT speakers can easily pull local music from your BT device when you don't use the Internet, something UE Radio is lacking.
Oh, the irony.