The company across the street from us, Slim Devices, had an open house yesterday and Rob and I walked over to check them out.
Slim Devices sells a product called the Squeezebox that connects – via wireless networking – to Internet Radio stations and plays them through your stereo. I had had my eye on one for a while and almost bought one last week but there was one thing that was putting me off – and I wanted to go ask them about it.
Regular readers of my blog know that, in the 21st century, people will no longer buy music – they will rent it. I rent mine from Rhapsody. The Squeezebox connects to Rhapsody – so I bought one.
When I got home there were three people waiting for me. One of them just gets very, very excited by Things In Boxes. That person was delighted. Another person said:
“What’s that you have there? A thing that plays music? Don’t we already have a thing that plays music?”
And the third said
“You mean…you just type in ‘Black Eyed Peas’ and it’ll play all their stuff? Coooool!”
The device itself is marvellous – everything you could possibly want in a device. It reminded me of Julio’s Mac adventures. How can anything possibly work so well?
Steps to reproduce:
- Turn it on
- Wireless or ethernet?
- Go to squeezenet.com
- Type in this number
- Choose Rhapsody
- Play my personal playlists
I almost cheered! Well done Slim Devices!
The black exterior to my silver cloud? Squeezbox only support 802.11g. My router is 802.11b. Need to go shopping…