iXBT Labs - Computer Hardware in Detail






News Archive

 « Previous Day News Archive Next Day » 


Logitech Introduces Squeezebox Boom All-in-One Network Music Player

ASUS Unveils Royal Knight CPU Cooler

Daily Mailbox

Logitech Introduces Squeezebox Boom All-in-One Network Music Player

Today Logitech unveiled the Squeezebox Boom all-in-one network music player, featuring an integrated amplifier, high-performance speakers and a simplified setup.

The Squeezebox Boom offers an integrated, all-digital 30-watt amplifier accompanied by two 3/4-inch, high-definition, soft-dome tweeters and two 3-inch, high-power, long-throw woofers. A bi-amplified design which includes a high-performance signal processor, class-D amplifier and digital crossover delivers clear sound with minimal noise and distortion. For bass lovers, the Squeezebox Boom includes a subwoofer connection. And if you want to listen to music in private, the 3.5 mm jack lets you plug in your headphones.

With the Logitech Squeezebox Boom all-in-one network music player, you can listen to your digital music in the kitchen, the bedroom or any other room in your home without needing to attach external speakers. Just plug it into a power outlet there are no additional wires to connect. Then, using your existing home network, you can listen to the music on your computer, your favorite Internet radio stations, and subscription services such as Rhapsody, Last.FM, Slacker, Pandora and Sirius even when the computer is off.

Adding Squeezebox Boom to your network is simple. The new Logitech player will automatically detect the available networks. Once you select your network, simply enter your password for your convenience, Squeezebox Boom automatically remembers it for future use.

For different music in another room of your home, you can easily expand your Squeezebox network music system. Simply add additional Squeezebox Boom players in any room you like or, if you already have an existing stereo system, add another player from the Squeezebox family to your network music setup, including the Logitech Squeezebox Duet network music system.

Upon registering your Squeezebox Boom network music player, you can access thousands of radio stations and millions of songs, aggregated by SqueezeNetwork Logitech's free, online service without having to remember Internet addresses or passwords. So you enjoy an optimized wireless-network speed and a secure connection, Squeezebox Boom uses true 802.11g wireless technology and dual internal antennas.

The Logitech Squeezebox Boom network music player works as an alarm clock and can wake you up to your favorite tunes. Six preset buttons, located under the display, make it easy to get to your favorite song, Internet radio station or playlist.

The included remote control gives you control of the Squeezebox Boom from across the room. And the remote includes a tiny magnet that lets you easily attach it to the top of the Squeezebox Boom or, for example, your refrigerator.

The new Squeezebox Boom is part of the Squeezebox family of products, which includes the Logitech Squeezebox Duet network music system, Logitech Squeezebox network music player, as well as the Logitech Transporter network music player.

The Logitech Squeezebox Boom network music player is expected to be available in the U.S. and Europe beginning in September for a suggested retail price of 299.99 USD.

Source: Logitech

ASUS Unveils Royal Knight CPU Cooler

Following popularity of the all copper-made Silent Knight II CPU cooler, ASUS unleashed the second variant in its all copper-made CPU cooler range - the ASUS Royal Knight. Keeping in line with its predecessor's effective cooling methods, the Royal Knight retains an all-copper buildup and utilizes 6 heat pipes. Cooler's outlook is drawn from the British Chevalier style; inclusive of a motif comprised of a crown, an eagle and a coat of arms to portray the overall spirit of the Knight Series.

Aside from 6 heat pipes, the cooler has a 120mm LED fan (22 dBA noise) with a top-flow design and PWM function; and last but not the least, twin wing-shaped copper fins that expand the heat exchange area for improved thermal performance.


Model Name Royal Knight
CPU support Intel Core 2 Extreme (LGA 775)
Intel Core 2 Quad / Core 2 Duo (LGA 775)
Intel Pentium processor family (LGA775)
AMD Phenom FX/X3/X4 (Socket 1207/AM2+)
AMD Athlon 64 FX/X2 (Socket AM2/AM2+)
AMD Athlon X2 (Socket AM2/AM2+)
Cooler dimension / Net Weight 131mm(W) x 140mm(L) x 138mm(H) / 790g
Connector 4 pin
Heat sink material Cu. Base + Cu. fins + 6 Cu. Heat pipes
Acoustic 22 dBA during normal operation
Fan dimension 120 x 120 x 25 (mm)
Fan speed 800 ~ 1,300 rpm 10% with PWM control

Source: ASUS

Daily Mailbox

  • [Tech ARP] ED#101 : NVIDIA Refutes Claims Of Bad GPUs
  • Gigabyte Poseidon 310 @ TechwareLabs
  • Hardware Bistro News: 8/28; Quad-Core AMD Opteron
  • DigiMate III Touch Screen 2.5" SATA HDD Enclosure Review @ DragonSteelMods
  • TechSpot Laptop Buying Guide - August 2008
  • MSI European Overclocking Challenge 2008 ~ Report from the OC Field @ Madshrimps
  • Patriot Viper DDR2 1150 2 X 1 Gig Kit (PVS22G9200ELK) @ Bjorn3D
  • NoiseBlocker MultiFrame Series Fans @ DriverHeaven
  • Vizo Orbiter and Voyager 3.5-inch hard disk drive coolers review @ Elite Bastards
  • NVIDIA to Enable SLI on Select X58-based Motherboards @ Techgage
  • Nikon Announces D90 Digital SLR - First Ever With Movie Mode @ TheTechLounge
  • How Motherboards Are Made: A Gigabyte Factory Tour @ PCStats
  • Belkin N1 Vision Wireless N Router F5D8232-4 @ Benchmark Reviews
  • Using an old router as a DIY wireless Access Point @ TweakTown
  • NVISION 08 Day 2: Keynote, NASA, Kyle Busch and Exhibitors @ HotHardware
  • Futurelooks - Suunto Core Green Light Advanced Outdoor Sports Watch Review
  • Zotac Nitro USB Overclocking Preview on Technic3D
  • new tutorials @ ModMyMachine

 « Previous Day News Archive Next Day » 

Write a comment below. No registration needed!

blog comments powered by Disqus

  Most Popular Reviews More    RSS  

AMD Phenom II X4 955, Phenom II X4 960T, Phenom II X6 1075T, and Intel Pentium G2120, Core i3-3220, Core i5-3330 Processors

Comparing old, cheap solutions from AMD with new, budget offerings from Intel.
February 1, 2013 · Processor Roundups

Inno3D GeForce GTX 670 iChill, Inno3D GeForce GTX 660 Ti Graphics Cards

A couple of mid-range adapters with original cooling systems.
January 30, 2013 · Video cards: NVIDIA GPUs

Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1

An external X-Fi solution in tests.
September 9, 2008 · Sound Cards

AMD FX-8350 Processor

The first worthwhile Piledriver CPU.
September 11, 2012 · Processors: AMD

Consumed Power, Energy Consumption: Ivy Bridge vs. Sandy Bridge

Trying out the new method.
September 18, 2012 · Processors: Intel
  Latest Reviews More    RSS  

i3DSpeed, September 2013

Retested all graphics cards with the new drivers.
Oct 18, 2013 · 3Digests

i3DSpeed, August 2013

Added new benchmarks: BioShock Infinite and Metro: Last Light.
Sep 06, 2013 · 3Digests

i3DSpeed, July 2013

Added the test results of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 and AMD Radeon HD 7730.
Aug 05, 2013 · 3Digests

Gainward GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST 2GB Golden Sample Graphics Card

An excellent hybrid of GeForce GTX 650 Ti and GeForce GTX 660.
Jun 24, 2013 · Video cards: NVIDIA GPUs

i3DSpeed, May 2013

Added the test results of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770/780.
Jun 03, 2013 · 3Digests
  Latest News More    RSS  

Platform  ·  Video  ·  Multimedia  ·  Mobile  ·  Other  ||  About us & Privacy policy  ·  Twitter  ·  Facebook

Copyright © Byrds Research & Publishing, Ltd., 1997–2011. All rights reserved.