Michaela opened Pandora’s box (which was actually a vase) by wanting a replacement for our mini-system that has stopped playing CDs. The lines that did it were “I want to listen to CDs but I can tell they will be useless soon” now with this thin wedge the dark world of gadget’s could be proposed.

When then went shopping for me, but spent more time looking at mini-system’s. She wanted something that would play CD’s and have a digital tuner (Radio). She came with the idea of an ipod type device. Wow you can spend money fast. So after not finding what we wanted, she said Simeon you could solve this with Technology.

Mistake. Floodgates open.

I already knew about the Sonos solution, but also knew it was pricey. I found the Squeezebox and knew I had a winner. Price was also a saw point. I could get one from the US $299USD (~$430NZD) or $599NZD from a NZ distributor. Then I found a TradeMe shop that sells them for $450NZD. Today I found them on FirstIn for $400NZD. SOLD!

So now I have to wait for it to be shipped on Friday, then must likely for my birthday to receive my present. Woot, so excited.

I now get to download the software and get the sever software working, and investigate streaming from FM tuner. Exciting time ahead….

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