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Hands On Bang & Olufsen's BeoSound Essence: A Light-Switch For Music

We can all be a little OCD about our music sometimes. We want to listen to just the right thing, and we're happy to go search through our phones or computers to find it, then connect it to our stereo, and play it. Other times, we simply want to put some music on. Something we like, and if it's not easy, we're not… »1/07/14 6:24pm1/07/14 6:24pm

Spotify Connect: Sonos-Like Powers That Bend to Your Budget

Spotify is getting into the hardware game. The company is teaming up with a slew of great audio companies to bake Spotify right into Wi-Fi connected speakers. And it's not just speakers—the new system makes juggling your tunes between your phone, tablet, and computer a piece of cake, too. Here's the facile music… »9/03/13 12:01am9/03/13 12:01am

Bang & Olufsen BeoSound 5 is a Reasonable Media Controller (For Your Megayacht)

When Bang & Olufsen, maker of very expensive things that use electricity »11/12/08 6:28am11/12/08 6:28am, let slip of their upcoming BeoSound 5 home media controller, I saw a lot of potential. The interface looked nice, the hardware classy, and the screen crisp — in other words, if this thing connected with network music shares and played nice with…

Bang & Olufsen BeoSound 5 Home Media Controller Spotted, Blurrily

Bang & Olufsen, maker of very expensive things that use electricity »10/13/08 7:30am10/13/08 7:30am, looks like they might be onto something with their BeoSound 5. With album art and a relatively complex menu displayed on the screen, it would appear that the BeoSound 5 will be a pretty comprehensive (and of course, stylish) control interface for…

Bang and Olufsen Remote Only Looks Like It Can Save The World

No one will be mistaking the Bang and Olufsen Beo5 for another remote anytime soon, thanks to its distinctive form factor and features. The Beo5 sports a touchscreen on top and an array of buttons arranged in a circle below. What makes this thing special, besides the obvious design, is that it is fully programmable to… »9/07/07 4:01pm9/07/07 4:01pm

Bang and Olufsen Beolab 3 Computer Speakers Cost More Than Your Computer

Bang and Olufsen, that Danish designer that loves to charge way too much for oftentimes oddly designed electronics, is really living up to their reputation with the new Beolab 3 speakers. These portable computer speakers pump out 250 watts of power in 180 degrees, which is impressive. The look is, well, OK, I guess,… »8/10/07 11:00am8/10/07 11:00am