Logitech (NASDAQ:LOGI) (SWX:LOGN) today announced that the Logitech Squeezebox and Transporter network music players will support Slacker Inc.’s new Slacker Personal Radio service in the United States. Slacker Personal Radio enables listeners to create, edit and share Internet radio stations or personalize more than 100 professionally programmed stations. By integrating Slacker into Logitech’s unique, Internet-based music service (SqueezeNetwork), Squeezebox and Transporter owners can listen to Slacker’s free personalized Internet radio stations in any room of their home – even when their computer is turned off.
“Fans of Internet radio want to enjoy their favorite music at any time without the hassle of turning on a computer,” said Robin Selden, vice president of the Logitech Streaming Media business unit. “Until recently, however, Internet radio has been stuck on people’s computers. The Slacker Personal Radio service enables music lovers to create deeper, more diverse radio stations than ever before. And by offering Slacker support, anyone with a Squeezebox or Transporter can easily access their personalized Internet radio anywhere in their home.”
The Logitech Squeezebox and Transporter Network Music Players can also play music from your local collection with support of a wide variety of digital music files, including uncompressed and lossless formats across a true 802.11g wireless or Ethernet network connection. And now, with support for the new Slacker Personal Radio service, music fans in the United States have the ability to create and customize their own Internet radio stations. The extensive Slacker music
library is organized into over 100 professionally programmed genre and sub-genre categories and more than 10,000 stations are based on specific artists.
“Personalized radio is the music you love without the hassle,” said Dennis Mudd, CEO of Slacker. “As we work toward creating the most personal radio experience across all mediums, Logitech and the Squeezebox community will be vital contributors to our success.”
Using the intuitive Squeezebox interface, listeners can use the Slacker Personal Radio service to mark favorites, ban songs and even ban artists from their preferred stations. As a result, people can quickly create a personalized listening experience based on immediate reactions to their likes and dislikes – right from the comfort of their living room. Additionally, for Slacker artists who have biographies available, information about their favorite artists is available right on the Squeezebox display.
To enjoy Slacker Personal Radio, people can create and activate the Slacker service directly from their SqueezeNetwork account at the end of November by visiting http://www.squeezenetwork.com. Alternatively, the free Slacker Personal Radio service is available at http://www.slacker.com. The Logitech Squeezebox network music player is available now for a suggested retail price of $299.99 (U.S.) at http://www.logitech.com. The Logitech Transporter network music player is available now for a suggested retail price of $1999.99 (U.S.) at http://www.logitech.com.
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