Logitech Buys Slim Devices, Promises Autonomy

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Late last night saw one of our favorite companies spring quite the surprise when Slim Devices announced that it had been bought by peripherals monster Logitech.

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The company responsible for such streaming-audio goodness as the Transporter and Squeezebox is set to suckle from the Logitech marketing teat in a bid to bring its high-end audio technology to the unwashed masses, while remaining an independent unit within the larger group. According to a forum post by Slim Devices CEO Sean Adams, every last man jack on his staff has accepted the new gig and the offices are staying put in Mountain View.

Logitech's sheer size and brand strength is sure to result in more products being shifted at lower prices (a la Harmony Remote), but maintaining the Slim track record for quality is going to be a tall order.

Press release [Slim Devices]

DISCUSSION

By
geedeck

If I may, I'd like to disagree and say that Logitech is a pretty darn good company and thus this may not be so tough for Slim Devices to keep their current quality. Logitech's peripherals are top notch and their lifetime warranties excellent, and they make some pretty innovative products from amazingly good cheap speakers to really cool keyboards with LCD sub-screens for gaming.

I mean, little guy being bought by a huge company and everyone actually staying on? That's almost googlesque.