Logitech UE Air Speaker £89.99 @ Amazon
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Logitech UE Air Speaker £89.99 @ Amazon

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Found 12th Aug 2013
lowest price ever on amazon. get it while you can rrp £299

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Heat added for decent speaker

one disadvantage of this one might be the old dock connector for someone who own newer device and don't like airplay as me.

Cant see this ever as being £299, Amazon lying about RRP again? Could be wrong of course.

Nonetheless, heat added for a great price

Conbhoy

Cant see this ever as being £299, Amazon lying about RRP again? Could be … Cant see this ever as being £299, Amazon lying about RRP again? Could be wrong of course.Nonetheless, heat added for a great price


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Still a hefty saving. Heat added

Decent reviews, not audiophile quality and never worth anywhere near £300, but @ £90 seems reasonable (still not a throwaway purchase!).

I looked at this hoping to find there'd be a way to use it wirelessly with an Android phone but haven't been able to find a way. Anyone know if it's possible? (eg through custom firmware perhaps?)

(I currently have mainly iOS devices, but more and more I'm thinking of jumping ship to Android. Looking to see what Google do with the next iteration of the Nexus 4 before I decide.)

scoggy

I looked at this hoping to find there'd be a way to use it wirelessly … I looked at this hoping to find there'd be a way to use it wirelessly with an Android phone but haven't been able to find a way. Anyone know if it's possible? (eg through custom firmware perhaps?)(I currently have mainly iOS devices, but more and more I'm thinking of jumping ship to Android. Looking to see what Google do with the next iteration of the Nexus 4 before I decide.)



I have seen bluetooth adaptors which will do this. The Bluetooth 'adaptor' fits on to the iPhone plug on the speaker. Then, you can stream anything to this via bluetooth. Have seen them for under £20 but can't remember what they are called!

scoggy

I looked at this hoping to find there'd be a way to use it wirelessly … I looked at this hoping to find there'd be a way to use it wirelessly with an Android phone but haven't been able to find a way. Anyone know if it's possible? (eg through custom firmware perhaps?)(I currently have mainly iOS devices, but more and more I'm thinking of jumping ship to Android. Looking to see what Google do with the next iteration of the Nexus 4 before I decide.)



Looks very possible with a cheap app: knowyourmobile.com/and…oid

ipswich78

I have seen bluetooth adaptors which will do this. The Bluetooth … I have seen bluetooth adaptors which will do this. The Bluetooth 'adaptor' fits on to the iPhone plug on the speaker. Then, you can stream anything to this via bluetooth. Have seen them for under £20 but can't remember what they are called!



There’s not much consensus about which Bluetooth adapter is the best. It’s a new product category, and nobody’s really reviewing them yet. Further, there aren’t many on the market yet; we were able to find models called CoolStream and Wave Jamrt that each sold for $40. There’s another one called the I-Wave, sold on Amazon under a number of different designations for as little as $23.

I would highly recommend this, got one when Currys had it for same price. Also have the BOSE wireless and the sound is pretty much comparable, certainly never worth £300 but a bargain at this price. Also great for multi room using itunes multiplay and your phone/ipad as controller!!
Edited by: "Billy8oy" 12th Aug 2013

levyveress

There’s not much consensus about which Bluetooth adapter is the best. I … There’s not much consensus about which Bluetooth adapter is the best. It’s a new product category, and nobody’s really reviewing them yet. Further, there aren’t many on the market yet; we were able to find models called CoolStream and Wave Jamrt that each sold for $40. There’s another one called the I-Wave, sold on Amazon under a number of different designations for as little as $23.



???
I've been using an Anycom FiPo bluetooth adapter for the past 6 years. Not got a great range but provided you are within a couple of metres it works fine. There are plenty of newer devices with a newer version of Bluetooth support that work better from what I have heard.
Search Amazon UK for "bluetooth ipod adapter"
Edited by: "Andboy" 12th Aug 2013

twinspeeks

Would this do … Would this do it?http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/tv-dvd-audio/audio/ipods/accessories/iwantit-i30btre12x-bluetooth-audio-adapter-18718110-pdt.html


yes
or this:
[http://www.amazon.co.uk/August-Daffodil-MR100-Bluetooth-Receiver/dp/B00AEQVUJU/ref=pd_sim_recht_5[/b]

I take it this only plays from an iphone or ipad? I goes it doesn't include the Ipad 4 or iphone 5 looking at the connector?

also no radio??!

also can you play audio directly from a NAS?

and again... watching youtube videos. It seems if you want to use the newer apple devices an adaptor is required which will no doubt not allow you to close the drawer when not in use. I kinda want it but must be missing the value in this. it's a big speaker essentially.....??

Lol

Guy H

and again... watching youtube videos. It seems if you want to use the … and again... watching youtube videos. It seems if you want to use the newer apple devices an adaptor is required which will no doubt not allow you to close the drawer when not in use. I kinda want it but must be missing the value in this. it's a big speaker essentially.....??



you are missing the value in this... it is what it is.

It's a simple AirPlay wireless speaker/dock (old 30-pin connector) designed for use with ios devices (and does work with NAS drives) with a good sound ... Overpriced @ £300, Reasonable @ £150, Great @ £89.

The value is perceived by me in what I want from this sort of device. I want something to use in my kitchen and although this may fit the bill for me it also need to be capable of being easy to use by my girlfriend. She also loves the radio and if it cant play Radio stations (easily) then it has no value to me. for you it may be the best thing ever and then I agree it is a top deal. Thanks for the reply.

You only need an adapter if you want to dock, always use mine through Airplay , with regard to the radio - works well when using iPlayer or TuneIn Radio app!

Thanks for the reply. So you can just use the iplayer radio app on your phone and it will send it to the speaker? sorry if this is me being dumb.

Edit: also if there are more than one airplay devices around how does it know which device to play from?

This will be expired by the time I decide if this is right for me or not haha.

Guy H

Thanks for the reply. So you can just use the iplayer radio app on your … Thanks for the reply. So you can just use the iplayer radio app on your phone and it will send it to the speaker? sorry if this is me being dumb. Edit: also if there are more than one airplay devices around how does it know which device to play from?This will be expired by the time I decide if this is right for me or not haha.



Yep its sent via AirPlay - and you select any Airplay enabled speaker from the menu eg Logitech, Bose, Apple TV etc , and the most recent device will overide so for example if im playing the radio from my phone and then I use my ipad to play music then it will override the existing phone connection. Remember its connected securely to your network so only devices linked to your network will access it!

Edited by: "Billy8oy" 12th Aug 2013

Billy8oy

Yep its sent via AirPlay - and you select any Airplay enabled speaker … Yep its sent via AirPlay - and you select any Airplay enabled speaker from the menu eg Logitech, Bose, Apple TV etc , and the most recent device will overide so for example if im playing the radio from my phone and then I use my ipad to play music then it will override the existing phone connection. Remember its connected securely to your network so only devices linked to your network will access it!



Thanks for the info. Not as simple as a basic radio but offers decent flexibility it seems.

Guy H

The value is perceived by me in what I want from this sort of device. I … The value is perceived by me in what I want from this sort of device. I want something to use in my kitchen and although this may fit the bill for me it also need to be capable of being easy to use by my girlfriend. She also loves the radio and if it cant play Radio stations (easily) then it has no value to me. for you it may be the best thing ever and then I agree it is a top deal. Thanks for the reply.



Oops, sorry, my first reply did seem narky when i re-read it ... wasn't meant to be!

Just wanted to point out it was a good deal for what it was, but wouldn't be a be-all and end-all speaker. I think if you want a good wireless speaker for less than £100 and you have an iPhone (or other ios) and/or NAS drive you can't go too wrong with this for this price.

As a bedroom or kitchen speaker would be perfect. Docking is just a bonus at this price and you can get an adapter if you needed.

Ref your other questions: Yes it should play from any 'music type' app on your iphone, such as radio or spotify, and if you are using more than one device as a source it will use the latest that you start playing from.

Tully

Oops, sorry, my first reply did seem narky when i re-read it ... wasn't … Oops, sorry, my first reply did seem narky when i re-read it ... wasn't meant to be! Just wanted to point out it was a good deal for what it was, but wouldn't be a be-all and end-all speaker. I think if you want a good wireless speaker for less than £100 and you have an iPhone (or other ios) and/or NAS drive you can't go too wrong with this for this price.As a bedroom or kitchen speaker would be perfect. Docking is just a bonus at this price and you can get an adapter if you needed.Ref your other questions: Yes it should play from any 'music type' app on your iphone, such as radio or spotify, and if you are using more than one device as a source it will use the latest that you start playing from.



No worries. Appreciate the time taken to reply. I've ordered one and will read up on them a bit more. It seems to be quite flexible which appeals to me.... it need to pass the GF test though which does not use applied man-logic. Cheers

Another question.... Do you have to pair every IOS device using a physical connection once to then use airplay? or can you just use one? The reason I ask is I'd need to buy an adaptor for my iphone 5 and ipad 4. GF has an iphone 4 so is Ok.

Great deal for good quality AirPlay speakers! Heat added.

You don't need to pair the speaker - the initial connection is to set up the device on your network but, only one device can stream to the speaker at once.
As soon as the speaker is on your network it will then appear in iTunes or on your iOS device as a Airplay device and all will see it. You can then select it as your output device and you're done . . . .

Guy H

Another question.... Do you have to pair every IOS device using a … Another question.... Do you have to pair every IOS device using a physical connection once to then use airplay? or can you just use one? The reason I ask is I'd need to buy an adaptor for my iphone 5 and ipad 4. GF has an iphone 4 so is Ok.



You don't need to pair your iOS devices to the speakers. Once you've setup the speakers with your WiFi network settings, it will show up in all iOS devices and computers running iTunes.

If you do have an iOS device with your WiFi settings it will offer to automatically transfer it's WiFi settings to the speaker if you dock it - so configuration is super easy. But you can also setup the WiFi from any computer with a web browser.



Edited by: "jmarcelino" 12th Aug 2013

Does this speaker have an audio input? Could I place it near my TV and also use it as a cheap soundbar?

Couldn't resist ths bargain and ordered one. Thanks to the OP :-)

I just bought this. Thanks for the heads up. Out of interest.. does anyone know whether iOS7 will support multiple speaker streaming over Airplay? (I don't know why but I doubt it though)

Hi,

Some posters have mentioned using this with a NAS, anybody know how this works?

Can stream direct from the NAS, or do have to stream to an iOS device and then airplay to the speaker? If I can stream direct from the NAS do I need to use the iTunes Server?

I've got Synology DS213+ if that helps.

Thanks in advance.

Ordered one!!! Heat added, thanks a lot

BilbooToo

...I've got Synology DS213+ if that helps.



One way is to install the free iOS dsAudio app and use that.

BilbooToo

Hi,Some posters have mentioned using this with a NAS, anybody know how … Hi,Some posters have mentioned using this with a NAS, anybody know how this works?Can stream direct from the NAS, or do have to stream to an iOS device and then airplay to the speaker? If I can stream direct from the NAS do I need to use the iTunes Server?I've got Synology DS213+ if that helps.Thanks in advance.



I've been looking at this for my N54L. Need to read up on it though. Loathed to pay extra to achieve this if honest.

rph30 and jmarcelino. Thanks for the info. Cheers guys.

Guy H

Thanks for the info. Not as simple as a basic radio but offers decent … Thanks for the info. Not as simple as a basic radio but offers decent flexibility it seems.



To be honest its as simple as opening the app selecting radio station and then Airplay, pretty good sound quality, the reason I set this up is my area (south Coast) has really appalling DAB reception , I'm lucky if I can get 5-10 channels this way I get the choice of virtually anything streamed on the internet and bonus of being able to airplay all round the house - dependent on where speaker located !! And of course all contrallable from any device that supports Airplay - including the multi speaker function currently only on iTunes where you can play accross any number of speakers , although only available on iTunes using Apples remote app you can control form any device!!
Edited by: "Billy8oy" 12th Aug 2013

Hi, it looks like you'll need at least a media player/controller to play media located on your NAS to this wireless speaker system - If you have a Mac or an iOS device you can play/control the media and then simply use airplay to output to the speakers (that's a built in feature of the OS). You could of course do the same on windows or android with some other software (that I know nothing about).
The speaker itself doesn't have any controls so I doubt it can be used without a device between it and the source media.

Guy H

I've been looking at this for my N54L. Need to read up on it though. … I've been looking at this for my N54L. Need to read up on it though. Loathed to pay extra to achieve this if honest.

reading a review and it states the UE suffers the same issue as any airplay device. That is it take 3-6 seconds for any music to play or commands to register. That cant be the case??!

Guy H

reading a review and it states the UE suffers the same issue as any … reading a review and it states the UE suffers the same issue as any airplay device. That is it take 3-6 seconds for any music to play or commands to register. That cant be the case??!


I have only noticed a delay of a 1-3 seconds on my Airplay devices, maybe the delay will increase if you have a poor wifi connection in your house though. Your device has to encrypt the audio and then send it to the airplay device, which is why there is a delay. Never really seen it as a problem though.
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