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jonathan18

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#277256 4-Oct-2020 12:45
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UE Smart Radio; internet radio device, with built-in rechargeable battery so it can work away from the power. We used it as a clock radio; display dims automatically (and low) at night to a user-set level.   

 

Currently running Squeezebox firmware as we had this running with our Squeezeboxes, but can be re-flashed to return to a standard Smart Radio.

 

In good condition. Have removed the rubberised texture off the volume and control buttons (as it went dodgy, like commonly happens with Logitech products).

 

Looking for $100. Happy to post at buyer's cost (will package well; may still have the original box), or pick-up central PN.

 

https://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Smart-Radio-Discontinued-Manufacturer/dp/B008X1BV9M

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4p3ocCCt9js

 

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  #2579006 4-Oct-2020 12:53
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How'd you remove the rubberized coating? I've had Logitech (and some other products) go all sticky as you describe. Even when just stored in a dark drawer for a few years untouched.

 

Wonder if there's magic product to apply to sort it out, or just how best to deal with it. Why on earth do they use that stuff, it's horrible!


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  #2579007 4-Oct-2020 12:58
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Yep, one magic product has fixed this every time it's happened - the citris-based De-solv-it works brilliantly.

 

Just apply and rub over the surface with a finger; let it soak in then use a fingernail to scrape off. Repeat a few times, and towards the end use a cloth to remove the flaky bits and finish cleaning the surface. Done with care it can leave the surface in perfect condition - the knobs on this look like they've never had a problem!


 
 
 
 


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  #2579025 4-Oct-2020 13:52
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Guess it's a thin rubber coat they spray on then. And you're just removing it nicely.

Might be something you could apply to rejuvenate it, it's obviously gone through some chemical change or break down to make it sticky.

Thanks for the tip, will have to give it a try.

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  #2579146 4-Oct-2020 16:57
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jonathan18:

Currently running Squeezebox firmware as we had this running with our Squeezeboxes, but can be re-flashed to return to a standard Smart Radio.

 

 

Would you be able to re-flash it? Have an elderly neighbour who would love to hear music and news from her home country, assuming it can just connect to a stream from there with standard firmware rather than the Squeezebox stuff - as long as I can set it up so it turns on and plays a certain station without any further fiddling on her part it'd be perfect.

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  #2579151 4-Oct-2020 17:12
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Yeah, should be able to do that.

It's got six presets, so if it's really only for the one station you could fill all with the same station.

My 86 year old mother has one as a clock radio, and solely uses it for RNZ National - she seems to be able to use it fine for that.

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  #2579155 4-Oct-2020 17:36
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Cool, will PM in a minute.

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  #2579275 4-Oct-2020 19:58
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Pending sale to @neb; thanks for the interest!


 
 
 
 


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  #2579300 4-Oct-2020 21:02
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Desolvit is amazing.  I was using some to clean off some gunk on the bbq just today!


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  #2579302 4-Oct-2020 21:12
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I wonder what that stuff is? It has the removing power of Andrew Kumclean but seems to be made of biodegradable rainbows or something.

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jonathan18: Yeah, should be able to do that.

It's got six presets, so if it's really only for the one station you could fill all with the same station.

My 86 year old mother has one as a clock radio, and solely uses it for RNZ National - she seems to be able to use it fine for that.

 

Interesting. I have the earlier version which was the Squeezebox Radio. It requires a server to be able to play Internet Radio. I have that server now running on a Raspberry Pi. So the UE version doesn't need that?  But the server also allows the Squeezebox Radio play all the content on my local music share so that's helpful at times.





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System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR and Plex Server running on Gigabyte Brix (Windows 10 Pro), Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Pioneer AVR, Raspberry Pi running Kodi and Plex, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma, Google Chromecast

System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen, Denon AVRS730H 7.2 Channel Dolby Atmos/DTS-X AV Receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast, Odroid C2 running Kodi and Plex

 

 


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