Bang & Olufsen today launched the 2020 upgrade of the powerful and portable Beolit Bluetooth speaker, its heritage dating back to 1939. The new Beolit 20 retains the trademark significant 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.
“As the product is used by our customers throughout the day, all around the home and outside, we focused on significantly improving the battery life, which is now 30% longer at typical listening volumes. This has enabled us 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”, says Bang & Olufsen VP of Product Management Christoffer Poulsen.
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 have 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.
Big sound in a small package
It might be small enough to carry easily, but Beolit 20 delivers plenty of sounds. The 5.5” long-stroke wideband woofer combined with 3 x 1.5” full ranges and 2 x 4” passive bass radiators provide a hugely impressive 77dB bass capability and 93dB in mid-range loudness. This performance, combined with True360 omnidirectional sound, means that Beolit 20 is capable of comfortably filling most rooms with signature Bang & Olufsen sound. You can also stereo pair two Beolit 20s or pair the new speaker with the former Beolit 17 to enhance the experience even further.
Pricing and availability
Beolit 20 (AED 2,525) has launched in the colours Grey Mist and Black Anthracite and is available on www.bang-olufsen.com, in Bang & Olufsen stores and some third-party retailers from October 29, 2020.
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