Sorry for the late post, readers. I’ve been attacked by some sort of virus- no, not a computer virus, a real person one. I’m finally out of the fever delirium enough to write a cohesive post (hopefully that English essay I wrote last night is good enough..)

Ok, so as college students, a majority of us tend to go to parties on occasion (I believe that’s how I caught my illness in fact- walking back in the hurricane Brockport experienced this past weekend). We all love to have a good time, blasting music and hanging out with friends. Whether you drink alcohol or not, there’s still that ever-present worry that someone is going to knock his drink onto your laptop, ending the tunes, and more importantly, deleting that final paper you’ve been working on for weeeeeks (ok, days.)

This is where technology comes in. You use Wi-Fi to surf the net while sitting on your couch, why not let it help you keep the music going too? Logitech is the clear answer here. The Logitech Squeezebox Radio does what other streaming radios can’t- it delivers music without the need of a stereo system.

According to the Logitech website, “The Logitech Squeezebox Radio works with your Wi-Fi network to stream a world of crystal-clear music to any room in your house. You can play songs from your personal digital music collection, tune in to thousands of Internet radio stations from around the globe, and connect to online services like Pandora® , Slacker® or Rhapsody® . Your listening options are as limitless as the Internet.”

In English? That free Wi-Fi your school provides can make your music accessible ANYWHERE. And if you’re looking for the perfect song, but know you don’t have it on your computer, you can connect to music services that let you look it up and play it for FREE.

Best of all, this thing is tiny. Like, clock radio tiny. (Or if you don’t know what that it, like average size of a girl’s wallet tiny). Plus, the full-color screen makes it fun. You can view album art, track and station information, visualizers and screen savers, just like on iPods (which you can plug in, if for some reason your computer’s library won’t connect). You can even use your own photos from Flickr and Facebook as a screen saver. The Logitech Squeezebox is $200, which may seem like a lot, but if you have an expensive laptop, no insurance and like to party, it may be worth the investment.

Trust me, in this case, the price is definitely worth it! Add in the fact the battery is rechargeable, and you’ll be saving dough in no time. So check it, get unconnected (in this Wi-Fi case) and throw an awesome party with no worries on how your final paper will fare.

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