by Rob Williams on April 5, 2006 in Audio & Media
Do you wish you had the ability to stream music across your entire house? That’s where the Logitech Wireless Music comes in. It will allow you to play all of your digital music through your home stereo or standalone speakers. Let’s check it out and see if it’s worth your time.
We have taken a look at many Logitech products in the past, but here is one that’s completely different than anything else we’ve reviewed from them before. The idea for the product is simple. You have lots of music on your computer, but don’t want to have to be at your computer in order to listen to it. However, you do have a stereo in your living or recreation room. Instead of hauling your computer into that room, you can wirelessly stream the music and use the stereo speakers for output.
The fact that MP3’s are the new music medium is not one you will see many argue over. Another fact is that people don’t always want to be at their computer, or nearby in order to hear your songs. Wireless headphones is another potential option, but who really wants to have to wear those often? Nothing would beat being able to relax on the couch and listen to your music without having to grab new CD’s all the time. Let’s first take a closer look at what we receive with the package.
I don’t know why, but I had expected the package to be much larger than it was. The overall product doesn’t take up much space, which is a good thing. The first thing you will see after cracking the box open is the manual and software. There are a total of six main parts included with this kit, and the first one you will pull out is the USB base that plugs into the back of your PC. The transmitter is also USB based and is slightly larger than a normal thumb drive. It can either plug into the base, or you can skip that entirely and plug it straight into your PC. The transmitter has an attena that can be raised to point straight up or lean on an angle.
Next up is the receiver that you must hook up to your stereo. This is a rather simple box that’s complete with playback buttons in addition to volume control. The last thing in the box is the ultra tiny remote control. As you can see compared to a quarter, it’s very lightweight.
This is overall a very compact looking setup, but includes everything that’s necessary to get things up and running. The only piece of the kit that will require battery power is the remote control. Because the control is so small, it uses a large round battery instead. Replacements can be picked up at your local electronics store, but chances are extremely low that you will ever kill the one included.