Today B&O PLAY introduced a new member to its family of Bluetooth speakers, Beoplay A2 Active. The new speaker adds an active dimension to one of B&O PLAY’s best-selling Bluetooth speakers as it is dust and splash resistant, comes with a USB-C charging cable for faster charging and seamless portability and two stylish NATO-inspired straps made of woven polyamide with solid tensile strength.
“The two straps for Beoplay A2 Active are inspired in large by the extremely durable watch straps that British soldiers wore during World War Two. More than complementing the new dust and splash resistant design, the new straps add a contemporary and stylish expression to the speaker and highlight the versatility of the Beoplay A2 design”, says Henrik Taudorf Lorensen, Corporate VP of B&O PLAY.
Beoplay A2 was designed by the award-winning Danish industrial designer Cecilie Manz and has hit the mark with consumers worldwide thanks to its beautiful Scandinavian aesthetics, an innovative, patented True360 omni-directional sound experience, a modest weight of only 1.1 kg and a battery life that gives you up to 24 hours of portable playtime.
Adjust the sound profile with Beoplay App
Beoplay A2 Active is compatible with Beoplay App for Android, iPhone and Apple Watch. The app lets you pair two identical speakers for a true stereo or ambience setup, and you will get a variety of options for personalizing the speaker:
Bang & Olufsen sound engineers have created a variety of sound profiles specifically for Beoplay A2 Active: Lounge, Party, Podcast, and Favorite.
Users can adjust the tonality and sound staging themselves with the playful and intuitive B&O PLAY ToneTouch. The interface lets users feel their way through different sound settings and find the one that best suits the situation. Once adjusted, Beoplay A2 Active stores the setting on the product itself until you adjust it again.
Connected to Beoplay A2 Active, Beoplay App makes it easy to monitor the battery status of the speaker.
Users can control the music (play, pause, forward, back), and they can personalize the speaker in the app by giving it a specific colour and name.
Connecting Beoplay A2 Active to Beoplay App, users also receive software updates over the air.
Beoplay A2 Active launches in two colours, Natural and Stone Grey, and is available for a suggested retail price of DKK 2.799 / SEK 3.499 / NOK 3.499 / USD 399 / EUR 399 / GBP 299 / AUD 599. Included with Beoplay A2 Active are two NATO inspired canvas straps, and both colours will be available in B&O stores, on www.beoplay.com/a2active, and in selected third party retailers from 3 November 2016.
For further personalization, you can exchange the canvas straps with a high quality leather strap that retails for DKK 199 / SEK 299 / NOK 249 / EUR 35 / USD 35 / GBP 29 / AUD 54.