Bang & Olufsen is a global name when it comes to luxury and lifestyle. Founded in 1925 in Struer, Denmark, by Peter Bang and Svend Olufsen the brand has a rich heritage built around the relentless determination to create products that push the boundaries of audio technology which continues to place the company at the forefront of audio innovation.
And the launch (October 2020) of the 2020 upgrade of the powerful and portable Beolit Bluetooth speaker, is testament to this strong heritage. The Beolit Bluetooth speaker, dates back to 1939 and the new Beolit 20 retains the trademark big sound capabilities – beautifully housed in a desirable and easily transportable package – but with vastly improved battery life, integrated wireless Qi charging capability on its top shelf and a subtly updated design.
Beolit 20 retains the iconic silhouette of the Beolit series, which was designed in collaboration with Cecilie Manz (2012), whilst introducing several design updates to make day to day usage of the speaker even more pleasurable.
The original hole pattern has been reimagined with a modern design. Repeated angled lines and spiralling corners give a distinct and dynamic look whilst optimizing acoustic performance with 45% air transparency for clear, refined sound. The height and curvature of the top shelf has been revised to give multiple placement options when charging smartphones, the buttons made more durable and a vegetable tanned leather strap adds the perfect finishing touch.
As the product is used by customers throughout the day, all around the home and outside, the brand focused on significantly improving the battery life which is now 30% longer at typical listening volumes. This has enabled them to add wireless Qi charging on the top of the product, so you can charge compatible devices like your mobile phone if you are short of battery at a party or the park.