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 6:24pm 1/07/14 6:24pm

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 6:28am 11/12/08 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 & Olfusen Shuts Down Cellphone Business

Bang & Olfusen, the design minds behind the Serene » 10/29/08 2:29pm 10/29/08 2:29pm and (pictured), have ended their brief foray in the cellphone business. The company had teamed with Samsung to corner the huge projected market of rich people who want to pay too much for a phone that will only comfortably fit a deformed alien head, but apparently…

Bang & Olufsen BeoSound 5 Home Media Controller Spotted, Blurrily

Bang & Olufsen, maker of very expensive things that use electricity » 10/13/08 7:30am 10/13/08 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…

Samsung and B&O Join Forces for the Dual-Slider F400

Behold the latest offering from Samsung and B&O: the 3G, dual-slider F400. Slide the front upwards and you get your keypad, slide it down and your B&O speakers heave into view. As well as the 2.2-inch QVGA display, there's an RDS-enabled FM radio and MicroSD card slot. Price is expected to be around the 380€ mark,… » 2/11/08 6:49am 2/11/08 6:49am

Bang & Olufsen's BeoVision HDTV Self-Calibrates With Its Robotic Appendage

Tuning your television is something only videophiles and Gizmodo readers do (seriously, normal people don't care enough to spend a few hours on this), but Bang & Olufsen's BeoVision 4 might change that practice. The 1080p TV has a built-in robotic arm with a camera on the end that swings down in front of the display… » 1/31/08 1:25pm 1/31/08 1:25pm

Samsung, Bang & Olufsen Announce Serenata Music Phone

Bang & Olufsen and Samsung made their new Serenata music phone official today, as promised, sporting the distinctive look and sure-to-be ludicrous pricing that B&O is known for. Loaded with 4GB of flash memory, the Serenata has a built-in speaker that's designed to pump out your jams with no headphones necessary. I'd… » 10/01/07 5:15pm 10/01/07 5:15pm

Bang & Olufsen DVD 2 Has TV Tuner, DVD Recorder

Bang & Olufsen's latest sex-tastic DVD player doesn't just play back DVDs, there's an analog TV tuner, HDMI output, Guide Plus+, a 250GB hard drive and the ability to burn shows to DVD as well. This may not have TiVo-level functionality, but it's infinitely better looking. And when's the last time anyone besides that… » 8/22/07 2:29pm 8/22/07 2:29pm

Beosound 6 MP3 Player, Great Looks at Even Greater Cost

Bang & Olufsen's Beosound 6 MP3 player is definitely a "come and get me" nod toward the Nano market—albeit the few people in the Nano market who would be happy to spunk a schmazillion bucks on an MP3 player with poxy 4GB memory (are there any out there?) So what has ramped the price up to over four times the price of… » 7/13/07 9:07am 7/13/07 9:07am

B&O BeoVision 7 Fully Satisfies the Snob in You

Yes, they did it again. Danish pals, clown number and technology re-packers Bang & Olufsen want to sell you another Samsung LCD panel in a nice box: the BeoVision 7. Nothing wrong with that. Their 40-inch TV with integrated DVD and central speaker certainly looks amazing, but when Kim Gravesen, B&O Chief here, says … » 6/14/07 5:30pm 6/14/07 5:30pm

Samsung WEP 420 Bluetooth Headset is B&O-Designed, Looks Square

Just testing. I know it's oblong, but it's Monday morning and I want to see if you've all recovered from St. Patrick's Day. Anyway, enough about my weekend, here's the week's first gizmo. Samsung has teamed up with Danish designmeisters Bang & Olufsen to create their new Bluetooth headset, the WEP 420. And it looks… » 3/19/07 6:10am 3/19/07 6:10am