Ever since E.T. and Elliott bonded over a cut finger, we’ve understood the power of touch. Decades later, the electronics industry is starting to catch up. The Squeezebox Touch packs one of Logitech’s network music players into a slim, touch-sensitive device. The underlying player is practically the same as previous models--with the many benefits and several drawbacks--but the touch interface easily beats traditional button-based controls. We only wish that the 4.3-inch screen separated from the base--the device is a single unit, so you can’t leave it connected and tap the controller from the couch.
Great design is often about subtracting unneeded elements. Logitech has
taken the opposite approach, building up the Squeezebox Radio from a
bucket of buttons and features like a child trying to attach every last
Mr. Potatohead part. As we navigated clunky menus and pecked at the
various controls, we were disappointed with many aspects of this music
streamer. But after we got it going, the Squeezebox Radio did a good
job of booming out an unlimited supply of tunes and talk in spite of