B&O PLAY Beolit 12 by Bang & Olufsen

B&O PLAY Beolit 12 by Bang & Olufsen

3.990.00 kr.

4.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 15 reviews

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Product Information

  • Overview

    The B&O PLAY Beolit 12 speaker system is designed for use with your iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPod touch and other audio devices. In addition to impressive portable sound, it provides a natural resting place for charging your iPhone or iPod touch. You can even use multiple Beolit 12 units to create a superior multi-room sound system.

  • Highlights

    • Simple four-button user interface: Volume up and down, Network on/off, product on/off
    • Built-in power supply and rechargeable battery
    • Battery playtime: Up to 8 hours wired or 4 hours via AirPlay
    • Compatible with Bang & Olufsen BeoPlayer App
    • Software upgradeable via web interface
    • Compatible with all Bang & Olufsen remotes
  • Did you notice?

    The dedicated Beolit Setup app (available from the App Store in iTunes) lets you set up your Beolit 12 directly from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod.
  • Apple Recommends For

    A portable speaker that lets you share superb audio from your iPhone or iPod touch wherever you go.
  • What's in the Box?

    • Bang & Olufsen Beolit 12 speaker dock
    • User guide
    • Mains cord
  • Tech Specs

    • Frequency Response: 50 to 20,000Hz
    • Input Type: 3.5mm Stereo Jack, USB
    • Other Features: AirPlay
    • Connections: AirPlay
    • Speaker Configurations: 2.1
    • Drivers: 120W digital Class D amplifier, two 2-inch tweeters, and one 4-inch woofer
    • Power: 100-240V
    • Power Source: AC, Battery Power, USB
    • Battery Type: Rechargeable Lithium-Ion
    • Height: 7.48 in./18.8 cm
    • Width: 5.31 in./13.3 cm
    • Weight: 5.95 lb./2.8 kg
    • Length: 9.05 in./23.0 cm
  • Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    • Mfr. Part Number: 1290951
    • UPC or EAN No.: 5705260039443

    Warranty

    • Note: Apples begrænsede dækning på 1 år gælder ikke for produkter fra andre producenter end Apple, selvom de er pakket eller sælges sammen med Apple-produkter. Produkter fra andre producenter end Apple kan være omfattet af producentens garanti – se kassen/æsken med produktet og den medfølgende dokumentation. Fordelene ved producentens garanti rækker ud over rettigheder iht. forbrugerbeskyttelseslove. Klik her for at se flere oplysninger her.

    Manufacturer Note

    • *When you register your B&O PLAY product at www.beoplay.com/register, you'll receive an automatic one-year warranty extension to your standard two-year warranty.

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Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (4.5 average)
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  • Brilliant sound quality, looks and build; awful software

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    The sound quality is brilliant, crisp, clear with superb bass, and as loud as you need it. I also really like the looks and build The sound quality is brilliant, crisp, clear with superb bass, and as loud as you need it. I also really like the looks and build quality.

    You can use a B&O Beo-4, 5 or 6 to adjust the volume too, but nothing else.

    But the software is terrible - you have to set up the Beolit 12 by connecting it with an ethernet cable (supplied) to your computer or your router, remembering to switch off WiFi as well, and, once you've gone through the hassle of this, the Beolit 12 takes 2 minutes and upwards to join your WiFi network every time you want to use it - compare this with your iPhone, your iPad, anything else, where WiFi just works quickly.

    What on earth is the Beolit 12 doing in these two (very long) minutes? Because there's no status screen and only some basic lights, it's hard to tell. But it's way too slow, whatever's going on.

    The Beolit 12 can only keep information on a single WiFi network, so if you want to use the unit at home and at work (say), then you'll be scrabbling around for an ethernet cable each and every time you change locations.

    The instruction manual is also confusing; B&O have rushed out an iPhone app to try and help, but the instructions give misleading and contradictory statements on how to get it all going. The iPhone app feels unfinished - for instance the Software Update menu never does anything. And the software desperately needs updating.

    This has been rushed to market; give it 6 months to see if B&O either improve the software or give up on the Beolit 12 as an unfortunate aberration.

    B&O need to do a bit better here.

    • Written by from BALDOCK

    40 of 48 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Brilliant sound quality, looks and build; awful software
  • Extraordinary

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely beautifull sound and nice that it is so portable.

    • Written by from Gedved

    32 of 36 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Extraordinary
  • I love this speaker

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Really great sound. Plays loud and with a nice bass and all middle tones.
    Cool and very practical design. It doesn't look like a Really great sound. Plays loud and with a nice bass and all middle tones.
    Cool and very practical design. It doesn't look like all the futuristic speakers on the marked.
    Portable with long battery life. I use it everywhere.
    Nice with AirPlay, and it syncs fine with my other AirPlay speakers.
    It has a nice room for cables.
    The downsides: It takes two minutes to turn on WiFi, and the setup software could be better.
    I love this speaker, which is hereby highly recommended. :-)

    • Written by from Glostrup

    25 of 27 people found this useful

    Was this useful? I love this speaker
  • Astonishing

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I have had B&O kit for more than 20 years. I wanted to reduce the wires and simplify cabling and actually to shift the beautiful b I have had B&O kit for more than 20 years. I wanted to reduce the wires and simplify cabling and actually to shift the beautiful beosystem I have because I mainly use iTunes for music now and it's overkill! I am also moving to a place with a terrace and I thought the portability might be useful. In any case I went to try out various speaker combinations at the B&O shop. I was keen on the A9, and also listened to the A8, both of which I quite liked. For good measure I listened to the A12 and I was astonished at how good it was compared to the other two units. Certainly the A9, had a little more spaciousness, and it is very beautiful, but for the money the sound from the A12 was only very slightly less good. Most of the difference happens at higher volumes, which do not really interest me anyway. It's great that you can move it to where you want it, including by where the projector projects onto the wall, or into another room. I found the setup was reasonably straight forward, but once done it's fine. I'm very pleased with it, and it looks great too. It lightens the room having such a small footprint too. My old B&O remote drives it too, even changing tracks from my iPhone!

    • Written by from London
    Was this useful? Astonishing
  • Good sound, bad Airplay implementation, latent hiss, fiddly cables

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    This speaker is beautiful and delivers good sound, although a little bass-heavy and splashy for my taste. However, the underlying This speaker is beautiful and delivers good sound, although a little bass-heavy and splashy for my taste. However, the underlying electronics simply aren't good enough to warrant £600.

    1. When in a quiet room the speaker emits an audible hiss when it's not playing music. It's not so loud that you'd notice it immediately on walking into the room, but audible enough to be distracting if you're sitting next to it.

    2. Airplay is patchy, and has intermittent problems connecting to the network, even with the latest firmware, and has trouble when there's more than a single brick wall between it and the router, no matter how close the router is. From pressing the button to getting a network connection is usually a couple of minutes, which seems far too long, and may have something to do with the Airplay system not being particularly well built.

    3. Because the socket for the power cable is at the back of a deep inset for cable storage, and you need some force to push the cable into the socket, plugging and unplugging the speaker is really fiddly.

    4. The battery would cut out occasionally, even after having been charging for a day. This may have been to do with the cable not having been plugged in properly, but because it's fiddly it can be difficult to tell whether it's in just from the feel - you have to manually check the charging light.

    This isn't a high enough standard for such an expensive speaker. It may look great, but great design is about function too, and I returned mine after three weeks because because of all the little functional niggles.

    Save yourself £300 and buy a Bose Soundlink Air instead. It also has great sound, it's silent when not playing music, it's portable, the Airplay integration is robust and seamless, and there aren't any of the fiddly power connections.

    • Written by from London

    3 of 3 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Good sound, bad Airplay implementation, latent hiss, fiddly cables
  • great! but no app remote available!

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    It sounds great but very disappointing that there is no remote available in any app store. So terribly stupid that you cannot turn It sounds great but very disappointing that there is no remote available in any app store. So terribly stupid that you cannot turn it on, and connect it to wifi, from your couch with your mobile device!

    • Written by from København K

    1 of 1 people found this useful

    Was this useful? great! but no app remote available!