Logitech UE Smart Radio Internet Radio
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Review: Logitech UE Smart Radio Internet Radio
What you should know about the Logitech UE Smart Radio Internet RadioIn the test of the Logitech UE Smart Radio, it is important that it is taken more closely and that will be shown at the device's weaknesses and strengths. At the beginning it needs not much, so that the first special features are detected by the radio. The Logitech UE Smart Radio plays the great strength directly after switching on and this is the versatility. The special feature of this radio is that on more than 1,000 radio stations can be accessed worldwide.With an active WiFi connection, it is possible that around the globe all the radio stations can be received and enjoyed. If this were not enough, however, then at the Logitech UE Smart Radio are resorted to more streaming functions. Compatible is the device with Android and App feature of Apple, so it is suitable for users of both areas.The radio comes also with all the necessary functions such as alarm, transmitter memory and the large display with a digital LCD display. With the help of the integrated WLAN connection, it is possible that the radio with all WiFi-enabled devices will be streamed. Everything is in the realm of possibility, whether PC, tablet or smartphone. All users great flexibility is offered with it. In addition, users have access to the worldwide radio stations. By 6 preset keys, anyone can directly save their favorites, so that they can be switched quickly. With the Logitech UE Smart Radio also music services like Spotify or Pandora can be used. The UE sound signature ensures when playing for a great and clear sound.The LCD display provides lots of great features and is not only relatively large and looks stylish. Directly when playing album art, track and also the channel display will appear on the display. If you want to connect external devices, which has for the 3.5 millimeter jack. The socket can be, for example, iPod or headphones connected easily. In the radio, there are not only the alarm, but also the automatic display dimmer, so that people can sleep undisturbed. With the included battery, the device can run about six hours even at full load.
The opticsThe radio is visually seen a real eye-catcher. The Boxeinheit is on the left and the LCD display and the control panel are arranged on the right side. Since housing is optimally adapted to almost any furniture tunable, because it is held in deep black. Directly under the rubber feet are in place and this can provide a firm footing. On the upper side of the device, a recess is found, which is intended for the transport, because this can be gripped by hand into it. The connector for the power cable is located on the right side of the housing and so that the battery can be recharged again. The 3.5 mm connector is located on the back.
The positive and negative propertiesnoticed the positive side, there is access to all the available radio stations worldwide. The design of the Logitech UE Smart Radio is timeless and the operation works. The weight of the device is low and the battery life is good. The sound is clear and rich and streaming works with almost all WLAN-enabled devices. Something noticed negative is the high purchase price that the Smart Radio at the factory can not be combined with NAS and that made with mylogitech.com connection problems.
The construction and processingOn the front right side of the radio, the main control panel plays. All settings can be adjusted over here. In the upper third, a color LCD display was centrally located and the memory buttons for the radio stations located right and left side from one to six of them. The heart of the operation is located centrally below the display and this is the big multifunction knob. Transmitter can be adjusted by turning and you can scroll through menus. If something should be selected, then the button is pressed and then the user will come in a postgraduate menu. In addition, a desired station can always be selected. To operate more buttons are mounted next to the home button. The rotary knob for volume control is located on the bottom left and the on / off switch located on the bottom right.
The performanceThe radio can be absolutely see in terms of performance. Each buyer will receive the proven quality of Logitech and so is a pleasant and very clear sound available. No distortion is noticeable even at full power. In the small smart radio there is sufficient power available, that even in larger rooms a listening experience is conjured. In most cases, the WLAN connection is very stable, but at the radio listening and interruptions are possible. Without any problems, however, the streaming to the PC or smartphone works perfectly. If you want to connect devices via the 3.5 mm jack, which will find that these are recognized immediately. The simple menu is particularly pleasant. The menu is simply taken from a connected device. In compiled music folders and playlists can be accessed by anyone easily and quickly way. Compared with its predecessors, the UE Smart Radio from Logitech not be combined at the factory with NAS. Is there only for the possibility that when the radio settings are changed to a previous software version. In the old Squeezebox radio can therefore be changed.
The handlingThe clear arrangement of the control panel, the handling is easy and designed for art lay everything works easily.The entry is made very easy because the device is neither too small nor too large. applied clear are also the plug connections on the rear side and the shell side. If the start button is pressed, can be accessed directly on the wide range of global radio stations, provided that the WLAN connection is active. On mylogitech.com the machine selects a. If a connection is available, can be accessed more than 1000 stations. By pressing a button, the transmitter storage is quick and easy.
Squeeze Box lovers are not huge fans of the device, because the NAS compatibility missing. With the software update that is however no longer a problem, because then the UE Smart Radio can convert. Wen this does not particularly bother having with the device guarantees his joy.Each has access to a huge selection of radio stations. The operation can be learned quickly, must be looked without the manual. The integrated WLAN all devices with the radio can be streamed, so music is playing. A remote control is a tablet or a smartphone can be used.