B&O Play Beolit 12
The box just sits there, wrapped in nothing but a perforated aluminium grille. It has no visible lights or cables. There’s just a leather strap with a button that announces the box’s B&O lineage. But look closer and there’s more. The anti-slip tray on top has four buttons. Turn it around and there’s a small door, which hides a charging cable and a USB connector, with which you can charge other USB devices.
The Beolit feels like a baby, especially when you pick it up. Switch it on, and it’s like there are musicians in the room. The whole experience is beautiful.
On a full charge, it delivers 8 hours. Using Airplay, it can link up with iOS devices and stream music wirelessly. If you’d rather use a non-iOS device, the Beolit can be linked via a 3.5 mm jack.
Setup is simple. Before the first use, you need to hook it up with a laptop and complete the Wi-Fi security protocol. You are now ready to go.
The Beolit generates sound using two 2 inch tweeters and a 4 inch woofer, and you’ll be surprised how loud it can get. You can adjust its volume by either walking up to it and fiddling with its buttons, or using an iOS device in your hand.