Slim Devices' Squeezebox (Figure 1) is able to stream music across a wired or a wireless network. Despite its diminutive size (8.5"W x 1.9"H x 4.5"D), its front sports a large easy to read 2 line x 40 character vacuum fluorescent display (Figure 2) with information about what you are listening to in luminescent glowing green.
Figure 1: The Slim Devices Squeezebox
Figure 2: The Squeezebox's superb 2-line x 40 character display
On the back (Figure 3) are a number of connections: a pair of gold-plated stereo analog RCA jacks; a digital fiber-optic output (S/PDIF TOSlink); a digital coaxial jack; the antenna jack for wireless 802.11b streaming; an Ethernet port for wired network streaming; and the power jack.
Figure 3: Squeezebox sports stereo RCA Jacks, optical S/PDIF,
digital Coax, an antenna and an Ethernet jack
On the side (Figure 4), a 1/8" headphone jack is available, suitable for your iPod earbuds. The earphone port uses a small built-in amplifier that can power standard headphones of at least 16 ohms.
Figure 4: Squeezebox's 1/8" amplified headphone jack
The unit comes with a 29-button infrared remote control (Figure 5), for controlling everything from song selection and volume to selecting play lists, changing the brightness of the Squeezebox's fluorescent display, and even system setup.