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Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 2nd Gen in new colour variant

It is small, extremely robust, and should still be able to offer an appealing performance, the Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 2nd Gen. This portable Bluetooth speaker is now available from Bang & Olufsen in a new colour variant, Anthracite Oxygen.

The Bang & Olufsen BeoSound A1 2nd Gen Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker is a very compact solution for playing music directly from your smartphone while on the move. A portable Bluetooth speaker that Bang & Olufsen has designed to withstand almost any weather condition, making it an ideal solution for all kinds of outdoor sports activities.

As the name suggests, the current model is already the second generation.

Bang & Olufsen BeoSound A1 2nd Gen Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

The Bang & Olufsen BeoSound A1 2nd Gen Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker is said to offer a longer playing time, a completely dust and waterproof design, and the possibility of accessing voice assistants in conjunction with smartphones.

Measuring just 133 mm in diameter, 46 mm in height, and with a rugged design certified to IP67, the Bang & Olufsen BeoSound A1 2nd Gen Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker can be used for music playback for up to 18 hours.

The new Bang & Olufsen BeoSound A1 2nd Gen Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker supports Apple Fast Pair, Google Fast Pair and Microsoft Swift Pair and connects to smartphones via Bluetooth 5.1. Two Bluetooth Speakers can also be combined into a pair.

Of course, the Bang & Olufsen BeoSound A1 2nd Gen Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker can be used as a hands-free device, whereby three microphones in the form of an array ensure particularly good voice quality. This means that voice control via voice assistants is also supported, Bang & Olufsen emphasises Amazon Alexa in particular, whereby activation via this service is possible by voice, and a push button is available for further activation.

The battery is charged via USB and of course a suitable app is available for this solution, the Bang & Olufsen app.

  • Bang n Olufsen Beosound A1 2nd Gen Anthracite Oxygen 12
  • Bang n Olufsen Beosound A1 2nd Gen Anthracite Oxygen 13
  • Bang n Olufsen Beosound A1 2nd Gen Anthracite Oxygen 15
  • Bang n Olufsen Beosound A1 2nd Gen Anthracite Oxygen 14

New choice of colours

The Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 2nd Gen was previously offered in Grey Mist and Black Anthracite, but now another option has been added. From now on, the Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 2nd Gen is also available in Anthracite Oxygen, which can be worn loosely on the wrist with a leather strap.

The Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 2nd Gen is also available in the new version at the recommended retail price of € 250.

Getting to the point

It is interesting that Bang & Olufsen has so far only offered two colour versions of the portable Bluetoooth speaker Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 2nd Gen, after all, it is clearly a lifestyle device in which fashion trends play an important role. Now at least a third version is being added.

Manufacturer:Bang & Olufsen
Distribution:Bang & Olufsen
Price:€ 250,-

About Michael Holzinger

Michael Holzinger, founder and editor-in-chief of HiFi BLOG and sempre-audio.com, has been working for years as a journalist in the fields of IT, photography, telecommunications and consumer electronics.

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