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.
- 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 ForA 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
- 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
- Mfr. Part Number: 1290953
- UPC or EAN No.: 5705260039429
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Ratings & Reviews
Wauw. What a sound...
Heard from friends about the sound in this new beautiful design speaker from B&O PLAY and decided to buy it...and I was blown away Heard from friends about the sound in this new beautiful design speaker from B&O PLAY and decided to buy it...and I was blown away! Wauw what a sound... And finally an AirPlay speaker that is easy to set-up thanks to the Beolit set-up app from App Store.
I've got myself a new favorite speaker system! …
- Written by Pernille N from Gentofte
50 of 52 people found this useful
Amazing to look at and to listen to.
I have a B&W Zeppelin Air at home and was looking for a portable speaker system to take away with me while i travel, the Beolit12 I have a B&W Zeppelin Air at home and was looking for a portable speaker system to take away with me while i travel, the Beolit12 is perfect, it sounds as good as the zeppelin air although i don't think that it goes as loud, but its loud enough, the bass isn't as good as the zeppelin air but the Beolit12 is a lot smaller so you can't expect more.
Both sound quality and build quality are astounding, the looks are not for everyone but i love it.
You can configure and save up to 3 networks on the speaker so when you take it to the office it automatically hops onto that network, i also use a MiFi Dongle (a wireless internet dongle from the 3 network) the speakers hops onto this network too so when I'm in a hotel i have my own network that i can use Airplay with.
If you don't have a network you can use the usb port or the aux cable supplied.
B&O have an app that allows you to easily set up networks, rename the speaker and update software, I've read that you have to use an ethernet cable to configure networks, however with the app you can do this wirelessly without any ethernet cable or laptop at all.
I like a good set of speakers and when i first saw the Beolit12 at my local B&O store i was scepticle that it could compare to the sound produced by the Zeppelin Air but i was wrong, it amazed me, and the Zeppelin Air is a leader in its class.
Over all a very very good product, and future proof, Apple will be investing heavily in AirPlay in the future and this system will not be left behind.
I highly recommend the Beolit12 …
- Written by Ben H from stockbridge
38 of 39 people found this useful
Beautiful and amazing sound
Bought this from the Apple store to replace my ageing Harman Kardon Play and Go speaker.
It's basic, beautiful and I was blown aw Bought this from the Apple store to replace my ageing Harman Kardon Play and Go speaker.
It's basic, beautiful and I was blown away by the sound quality from such a small unit.
I don't have a lot of space and a large HiFi is out of the question. I am sure for £600 you could buy a HiFi that gives a bigger or better sound, but I wanted compact. The unit will charge my iPhone / iPad and you can connect devices by WiFi if you wish. For £599 you are buying a premium compact speaker unit, with the build quality and sound to match.
It's not cheap, but I am very very happy with it. …
- Written by Clive S from Sutton
30 of 32 people found this useful
Fantastic product ... almost!
The Beolit 12 looks fantastic! It is solid, well made, and portable. Like other B&O products, it will not look dated in a couple o The Beolit 12 looks fantastic! It is solid, well made, and portable. Like other B&O products, it will not look dated in a couple of years. It is equally happy with an Apple/Android player, as it comes with a handy USB connector instead of a dock . Airplay for wireless playing.
However, you need to leave it on and connected to your network all the time, as it takes almost two minutes for the Beolit to connect to your network each time you switch it on - most Airplay devices connect almost instantly. I am sure B&O will solve this issue with a software update in the near future.
Please note that the back compartment is too small to store the UK power lead, as intended for portable use – the UK plug is too big.
Furthermore, the door’s catch is very delicate and breaks easily (e.g., if you accidentally pull the power lead when you want to use it somewhere else, or outdoors). This is a serious design flaw; when the catch breaks, you cannot close the door anymore!
I was very sad when I had to send it back and get a refund after the door’s catch broke. I will buy it again if B&O redesigns the closing mechanism, as it has the BEST sound for a speaker of this size. …
- Written by Néstor V from NOTTINGHAM
1 of 1 people found this useful
Look nice, sounds fantastic
when you puts in your good music, fantastic sounds comes out of this little "box". Or in one word - Incredible....
- Written by Søren K from Kbh
6 of 8 people found this useful
We needed "portable" music and bought the Beolit 12 - great sound, nice design and and easy to use. Highly recommended :-)
- Written by Tommy Steen N from Naast
13 of 15 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
can i connect to beolit 12 from my macbook air wirelessly? also can i connect it to apple tv?
- Asked by Steffen H
yes, you can connect beolit 12 to MacBooks wirelessly. just turn on the airplay in iTunes or choose yes, you can connect beolit 12 to MacBooks wirelessly. just turn on the airplay in iTunes or choose beolit 12 as sound output from speaker icon in the mac os bar at the top (beside the wireless icon) …
- Answered by Ronald C
Can I use it for listening to my tv. my tv has no wi fi?
- Asked by Wei X from Plymouth
Yes- it has a small (earphone style) auxiliary jack, but you'll need to supply your own cable.
- Answered by Gene Y from Nahant
I have a big jambox and that unit has amazing sound and it is VEARY loud. Is the beo lit 12 as loud ?
- Asked by Courtnay P from Winnsboro
Yes, it is VERY loud and accurate. I don't own a "jam box" so, I cannot compare, but I can assure yo Yes, it is VERY loud and accurate. I don't own a "jam box" so, I cannot compare, but I can assure you that this speaker gets loud. …
- Answered by Joseph D from Chapel Hill
Will it work playing cd's on my computer?
- Asked by Katherine G from Mesa
Yes. I'm actually hearing a CD, which I run on my Mac, through my Beolit 12. I use iTunes to play th Yes. I'm actually hearing a CD, which I run on my Mac, through my Beolit 12. I use iTunes to play the CD (refuse to import it), works like a charm.
- Answered by Paul S
do the B&O speakers wirelessly work with the New IPAD?
- Asked by Glenn B from Alexandria
Yes it does work with the new iPad wireilessy
- Answered by Benjamin R from Studio City
Does it come with a remote to turn it on and connect to the network for Airplay?
- Asked by Robert S. K from Milwaukee
No remote to turn it on, but once you've established AirPlay connection, your iPhone or iPod Touch I No remote to turn it on, but once you've established AirPlay connection, your iPhone or iPod Touch IS your remote. What's nice is, the phone's volume syncs with the Beolit's volume, while connected. B&O says all their remotes work with it, but it's really not needed. And the speaker itself is portable, so I don't miss a remote at all. …
- Answered by Gene Y from Nahant