B&O Play has a new Bluetooth speaker called the BeoPlay A1. The $249 speaker is the vendor's smallest to date, but it comes with a battery that lasts all day and has a built-in microphone that allows you to take calls. While there are several Bluetooth speakers in this segment that offer similar capabilities, the A1's design is its differentiator. Like all B&O Play's products, the A1 looks gorgeous, sporting an aluminium dome with perforations for the speaker grille and a soft-touch rubber base.

BeoPlay A1

There are no buttons on the A1, but you do have power, volume, and Bluetooth pairing controls on the outer edge. The 2200mAh battery charges through a USB Type-C port, and there's a 3.5mm headphone jack on the side.

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The speaker also comes with a feather cord that lets you attach it to a rucksack, or hang it from a hook. However, unlike Logitech's UE Boom 2, the A1 is not water resistant, so you won't be able to hang it in the shower. The speaker delivers sound through a 3.5-inch mid cone woofer and a 3/4-inch tweeter, and B&O Play's DSP algorithm with advanced high-slope filtering produces 360-degree sound. Although it measures just 5.2 inches by 1.9 inches and weighs 1.3 pounds, the A1 produces sound that can fill a small room.

BeoPlay A1

The A1 is offered in matte silver and moss green, although the latter color option is not yet available on B&O Play's site. If you like the design and are in the market for a Bluetooth speaker, check out the BeoPlay A1 from the link below.

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