The B&O Beolit 12 is the portable audio system to have

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Bang & Olufsen has been around since 1925 making TV sets, audio products, and telephones, so it’s surely a company that knows what it’s doing when it comes to designing those type of gadgets. One of their recent releases is the Beolit 12 audio system, the design of which is reminiscent of B&O’s early radio days. The device is beautifully crafted and compact, featuring a simple set of touch controls on the top. Users can plug in their iPods, iPads, mp3 players, laptops, or other music devices all via USB and instantly enjoy stunning sound playback.

Measuring 9.1 inches wide, 7.4 inches tall, and 5.2 inches deep, don’t let its size fool you because this thing is very powerful and capable of filling up a living room half the size of a basketball court with well-defined bass and musical clarity loud enough for house parties. It’s shaped like a lunchbox or a small picnic basket, and rightly so because this audio system is also perfect for outdoor get-togethers with friends due to its portability and built-in WiFi. This allows the use of Apple’s AirPlay technology, which lets users take turns in streaming music wirelessly from their respective music players. Weighing about 6 pounds, the unit provides 8-hours of battery life (or 4-hours if you’re using Airplay) and will cost you around USD $799 (approximately Php 33,500).

Watch out for our full review on the Beolit 12 in our upcoming issues this year, or visit http://www.bang-olufsen.com/beolit-press for more information.