What you need to know
- There's a new Bluetooth speaker from Bang & Olufsen.
- It's called the Beolit 20.
- It boasts a big sound and integrated wireless Qi charging.
The new Beolit 20 speaker from Bang & Olufsen has just been unveiled, sporting big premium sound, and integrated wireless Qi charging.
In a press release Thursday the company stated:
B&F's VP of Product Management, Christoffer Poulsen says that the Beolit 20 offers 30% longer battery life at typical listening volumes compared to the old model, which has allowed them to add wireless Qi charging to the top of the product, so you can use the portable speaker to charger your phone if you need it.
The Beolit 20 looks very similar to the previous Beolit 17 but boasts up to eight hours of battery life compared to six in the previous model. You can still pair the speakers together in stereo, even between generations. B&F also says the Beolit 20 offers 45% air transparency for "clear, refined sound", and the top shelf offers "multiple placement options" for charging a smartphone.
The speaker's specs are also pretty impressive:
Performance comes at a price however, the Beolit 20 retails at around $500 (500 EUR, £450). It's available now in Grey Mist and Black Anthracite from Bang & Olufsen's website! You can see how it stacks up against our Best Bluetooth Speakers in 2020 here.
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