Logitech's line of Pure-Fi iPod speaker docks has swelled to six, and CNET's reviewed pretty much every one. Some of the models have very similar features and price points, so it seemed like a perfect candidate for a cheat sheet:
*The Pure-Fi Anywhere 2 is not yet reviewed, but it's pretty much identical to the original Pure-Fi Anywhere, but with the addition of iPhone shielding. **The Pure-Fi Express isn't yet reviewed, but it's effectively a renamed version of the older AudioStation Express.
Logitech makes several iPod/iPhone audio systems, ranging in size and price from about $70 to about $200. The company's Pure-Fi Express Plus rolls in around $100 and it's designed to be a simple, compact, stereo speaker with a built-in clock and alarm that can be used at home or taken on the road, so long as you're willing to splurge on a set of six AA batteries that power the unit when you cut the cord.
Logitech is adding two more budget models to its Pure-Fi line of iPod speakers. The Pure-Fi Anytime shares several features with the Pure-Fi Dream--both are dual alarm clock radios with motion-sensing snooze alarms and recessed docks. The Anytime is smaller and has more traditional styling than the Dream, but costs half as much--just $100. We also noted the Anytime looked very similar to the recently announced Altec Lansing inMotion Moondance GLOW iM402. … Read more
Ever since iHome put out its popular--and growing--line of affordable iPod clock radios, other companies have followed suit and introduced their own competing models. Logitech has been a little slow in bringing out its take on this emerging category, but the wait is mostly worth it. The Pure-Fi Dream is a solid--and stylish--little audio system that gives the competition a serious run for its money.
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As it's moved beyond PC speaker systems, Logitech has produced some of the better "cheap but good" iPod speakers we've seen in recent years. And now the company is adding a portable Bluetooth speaker to its lineup. The Logitech Pure-Fi Mobile boasts four 2-inch speaker drivers--two active, two passive--and a rechargeable battery that (according to Logitech) will deliver 12 hours of AC-free playback time. In addition to supporting wireless streaming from A2DP-enabled audio players, the Pure-Fi Mobile can double as a standard Bluetooth speakerphone. If wireless isn't your thing, the speaker can also accept any stereo audio source via its auxiliary line-in jack. And to round things out, it can double as a PC speaker via the USB port, which can also be used to recharge it. To complete its travel-ready pedigree, Logitech also throws in a soft carrying case. … Read more
Logitech today unveiled the successor to the AudioStation--the Pure-Fi Elite High Performance Speakers. While any major updates over the AudioStation aren't immediately apparent, the Pure-Fi Elite maintains its LCD display, touch-sensitive buttons, wireless remote, digital AM/FM tuner, line-in jack, and video out (via composite or s-video) support for your photo or video iPod. Behind the grilles are two-way satellites, 1-inch dome tweeters, and 4-inch woofers--although it doesn't look like these grilles are removable like how we saw on the AudioStation. Unfortunately, one thing we wanted to see added to the system, an alarm clock, is surprisingly … Read more
Logitech has unveiled two new iPod systems today under the Pure-Fi product line.
First is the Pure-Fi Dream Premium Bedroom Music System for iPod which retails for $250. This iPod speakerdock is supposedly designed specifically for the bedroom and includes a number of unique features that we haven't seen in a device like this before. The unit has one-button access to up to six iPod playlists along with convenient shuffle and repeat buttons. In addition, the unit is motion sensitive--perfect for navigating in the dark--with just a wave of your hand, all of the lights come on. You can … Read more