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Review: Beoplay A1 Speaker A Boon For All Music Lovers

Cecile Manz, the award winning designer of the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay A1 speaker, says she is a huge fan of minimalism and loves small objects. And taking a close look at these blue tooth speakers, her inspired design aesthetic really shines through.

When asked what made her most proud of her designs, she said in a recent interview: “The shape itself, the flat cylinder, was quickly decided on from very early on in the process. We wanted it to feel smooth and soft in the hands since you handle it a lot. In and out of your bag, hanging loose and getting a characterful patina from being used in everyday life.”

The smooth appearance and the portability of the Beoplay A1 speaker is indeed something to behold.

Like so many Scandinavian designs, the simplicity of the A1 is a big part of its appeal. There are no sharp edges and a minimal use of materials – aluminium and polymer. Add to this the brilliance of the acoustics and you have a timeless sound piece that has up to 24 hours of playtime. There’s also a built-in microphone for making calls.

Beoplay A1
Beoplay A1 is made for people who really care about great sound and design
  • These speakers are also dust and splash resistant. Not only is it incredibly lightweight weighing in at just 600g, it powers out 2x140w worth of volume and bass, which means the sound quality packs a punch compared to other similarly sized devices. 
Beoplay A1 Pine
Beoplay A1 in Pine

Seasonal Collection 2019 colours: Clay, Pine and Sky

Beoplay A1: $420 AUD

https://www.bang-olufsen.com/en/speakers/beoplay-a1

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Robyn Foyster

Written by Robyn Foyster

Robyn Foyster is an award-winning journalist and former Editor-In-Chief of The Australian Women's Weekly. She is also the owner and publisher of Women Love Tech, Game Changers and The Carousel. Robyn is the owner and founder of a tech business called AR tech, where she helped create the world's first AR community shopping app called Sweep and her team produced the 2018 Vivid app. She is a speaker and a judge of the Telstra Business Awards and Mumbrella Awards. Robyn is passionate about supporting women in STEM.

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