"Logitech Pure-Fi Elite"
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CNET First Look
CNET First Look
Logitech Pure-Fi Elite
>> Hi, I'm David Carnoy, executive editor for cnet.com
and I'm here to tell you about the Logitech Pure-Fi
Elite iPod speaker system. This is the successor to
Logitech's AudioStation. They changed the name, but it
looks very similar to the AudioStation. But they've
made a couple of nice improvements to it. First off,
the buttons on the front used to be touch-sensitive and
now they're pressure sensitive, more like standard
buttons, and that actually is a big improvement because
previously the touch-sensitive buttons didn't work that
well. Logitech has also made the grill covers metal
instead of cloth. They've also tweaked the design of
the remote that comes with the system, buttons are a lot
more tactile, better laid-out, and it's actually a
really good remote. This model like the previous
version has an audio output on the back as well as a
video output. It's an S video output. Logitech,
unfortunately, recessed the port on the S video output,
so you can't get all S video connectors in there, but it
is there. Unfortunately, the video output doesn't work
with the latest generation of video iPod, includes the
iPod Touch and the new Nano. The one drawback of the
system is while it has a clock it doesn't have an alarm.
We've talked to Logitech about this, hopefully they'll
include an alarm on the next one. It's a small
short-coming, but it's a little pet peeve of mine that a
unit that has a clock doesn't have an alarm. Logitech
really hasn't done much to improve the sound with this
model but it was already really good to begin with,
especially for a model this size. It's one of the
better compact iPod speaker systems we've tested in
terms of sound. And finally one of the key differences
between this model and the old version is that this one
costs half the price, and that's part of the reason why
we rated the Pure-Fi Elite as highly as we did. I'm
David Carnoy and that's the Pure-Fi Elite.
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