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B&O unveils the Beolit 12 AirPlay portable audio system

B&O unveils the Beolit 12 AirPlay portable audio system

Bang & Olufsen has launched a portable audio system called the Beolit 12 that supports Apple's AirPlay technology for wireless streaming. Unlike the company's other luxury audio solutions, the Beolit 12 is launched through the company's new brand, B&O PLAY, which puts cutting-edge sound quality into more playful and portable products.

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B&O PLAY launches: “Affordable” audio-video brand

B&O PLAY launches: “Affordable” audio-video brand

Bang & Olufsen has launched B&O PLAY, a new brand of more affordable audio-video products that promise the Danish company's customary style and build quality but at a price that won't shatter your wallet. Exactly how affordable the new range will be hasn't been detailed - B&O only says "more accessible levels" - but as well as showing up in the company's own stores the products will be featured in select Apple stores together with online.

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B&O BeoVision 12-65 plasma TV and BeoLab 12 speakers debut

B&O BeoVision 12-65 plasma TV and BeoLab 12 speakers debut

Bang & Olufsen has launched a new 65-inch plasma TV, the B&O BeoVision 12-65, along with a set of minimalist wall-mounted speakers, the B&O BeoLab 12. The BeoVision 12-65 uses an ultra slim NeoPDP panel and some clever optical trickery consisting of flexed metal strips to make the set look even narrower; it runs at Full HD, and has an integrated center-channel speaker for use with surround sound setups.

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Bang & Olufsen Debut BeoSound 5 Encore Luxury Media Hub

Bang & Olufsen Debut BeoSound 5 Encore Luxury Media Hub

Bang & Olufsen, known for their upscale electronics, has today debuted a new media hub called the BeoSound 5 Encore. The device works like a networked media hub and is a more affordable follow-up to their BeoSound 5 introduced in 2009, which was known for its internet radio and an included hard drive. The new Encore edition eschews the hard drive opting for connectivity with a variety of external devices.

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Bang & Olufsen BeoVision 4-85: 85-inches of wallet-busting 3D

Bang & Olufsen BeoVision 4-85: 85-inches of wallet-busting 3D

Bang & Olufsen has dipped a well-designed toe into the world of 3D, with the company's latest TV offering well-heeled buyers the third dimension. The Bang & Olufsen BeoVision 4-85 is a whopping 85-inch plasma HDTV, complete with a dedicated BeoLab 10 center speaker and a motorized stand that automatically lifts the set to the optimal viewing position (as well as rotate it to suit your sofa).

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ASUS N53JN and N73JN pack Core i3/i5, Optimus and B&O audio

ASUS N53JN and N73JN pack Core i3/i5, Optimus and B&O audio

ASUS' last collaboration with Bang & Olufsen resulted in the distinctive NX90; with the notebook manufacturers new N Series machines, it seems they relied only on B&O's audio skills and left their own designers in charge.  The new ASUS N53JN and N73JN - with 15.6-inch and 17.3-inch displays respectively - get Intel Core i3 or i5 processors, NVIDIA Optimus graphics and, of course, the B&O developed ASUS SonicMaster audio.

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B&O BeoLab 11 subwoofer: distinctive looks, painful price

B&O BeoLab 11 subwoofer: distinctive looks, painful price

Space tulip, Minority Report prop or achingly expensive home audio equipment: all suitable descriptions for Bang & Olufsen's latest attempt to squeeze the very last drops from our wallets.  The $2,000 BeoLab 11 subwoofer pairs two 6.5-inch drivers with a 200W Class D ICEpower amp and covers a user-adjusable 33 to 300 Hz range.

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Bang & Olufsen reveals 46-inch BeoVision 10-46 LCD

Bang & Olufsen reveals 46-inch BeoVision 10-46 LCD

Danish electronics shop Bang & Olufsen seems to be on quite a roll these days, with a special edition laptop at CES, and now, a BeoVision 10-46, a 46” variant of their current Beovision 10-40.  And compared to other TV speakers, its built-in speakers will definitely blow your mind.

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ASUS NX90 twin-touchpad notebook hands-on

ASUS NX90 twin-touchpad notebook hands-on

ASUS' NX90Jq collaboration with Bang & Olufsen looks bizarre enough in the press shots, but when we dropped by to check out the dual-touchpad notebook/desktop-replacement at CES 2010 it turned out to be even more distinctive in the metal.  Powered by a Core i7 processor with NVIDIA GT 335M graphics, an 18.4-inch 1920 x 1200 display and a slot-loading Blu-ray drive, check out our first-impressions after the cut.

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Bang & Olufsen BeoVision 10 40-inch LED-backlit HDTV

Bang & Olufsen BeoVision 10 40-inch LED-backlit HDTV

If a new phone isn't on your agenda, but you still fancy splashing some cash in Denmark's direction, then Bang & Olufsen's BeoVision 10 LCD display might satisfy.  The 40-inch Full HD 200/240Hz TV uses LED backlighting for picture quality and reduced depth, meaning you can hang the set on a wall as if it were a particularly expensive picture.

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Bang & Olufsen BeoCom 5 dual-landline & VoIP handset

Bang & Olufsen BeoCom 5 dual-landline & VoIP handset

Bang & Olufsen have been through a phase of unusually shaped landline phones - the banana-esque BeoCom 2 is a good example - but they're returning to their slightly more sensible roots with the new BeoCom 5.  The dual-line DECT phone works both as a twin landline handset and as a VoIP device, and magnetically docks either onto its charging plinth or onto a portable speakerphone (that also charges the handset).

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Apple, Microsoft, iriver & more face Tsera touchpad patent lawsuit

Apple, Microsoft, iriver & more face Tsera touchpad patent lawsuit

Apple, Microsoft, Bang & Olufsen and iriver are among the defendants named by Tsera LLC, a company claiming to own a touchpad patent which has been vigorously infringed.  The lawsuit concerns Tsera's patent "Methods and apparatus for controlling a portable electronic device using a touchpad", and basically describes recognizing different touchpad swipes without requiring visual feedback.

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