03/04/2012 B&O Beolit 12: Apple Airplay-enabled mobile sound system
Don’t be fooled by the classic look of Bang & Olufsen’s Beolit 12: the aluminium and leather might be reminiscent of the 1960s, but the electronics are right up to date.
Using Apple’s Airplay wireless technology, the Beolit 12 will play music direct from an iPhone, iPad or MacBook, many of which now store the iTunes catalogue ‘in the cloud’.
The stylish loudspeaker system (it actually has two, two-inch tweeters and a four-inch sub-woofer) can also provide rich, cinema-quality sound to accompany a film viewed on an iPad or MacBook. And, via the simple-to-use Airplay connection, partygoers can invite friends to ‘be the DJ’ using their own iTunes collection. Alternatively, Spotify account-holders can stream music direct to the Beolit 12.
The Beolit 12 is powered by a rechargeable battery, is available in two colours (grey/black and oatmeal/brown) and costs £599.00.