The retail launch of Logitech’s Squeezebox Touch has been delayed, with the touchscreen media streamer initially expected to go on sale in time for the holidays but now, according to the company themselves, not predicted to land until February 2010. No specific reason for the change has been given, beyond “an unexpected product delay”.
The Squeezebox Touch fits into Logitech’s existing range of media streamers, and offers control via a 4.3-inch touchscreen. There’s also a more traditional remote supplied. As well as music playback – the device has no integrated speakers of its own, but can support sampling rates of up to 24 bits at 96 kHz for use with an existing speaker system – it can be used as a WiFi b/g connected digital photo frame, pulling in pictures from Flickr and other sources.
Logitech’s range is a little trickier to set up than, say, that of Sonos, but makes up for that by being cheaper to buy. The Squeezebox Touch is expected to cost $299 when it arrives this coming February.