Bang & Olufsen makes premium, high-quality speakers with a strong fan following in the consumer market. The latest update to their line-up is that the Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 now supports Alexa voice AI so that you can automatically search for songs, get latest news updates and much more without lifting a finger.
Among the different products that they sell, this is probably the most affordable of them all. The Beosound A1 is an entry-level Bluetooth speaker which is now rated to be water proof and dust proof. With the newest upgrade, you will be able to talk to the speakers by just saying Alexa and allow the AI to work on your behalf.
The product is priced at 200GBP in the UK. The overall weight of the speakers are now considerably reduced so that it is easy to carry around. Bang & Olufsen originally launched it as a compact, portable product and it is now even more lightweight than it used to be.
The manufacturer has managed to acquire IP67 waterproof and dustproof rating with immersion up to 30 minutes. The overall play time has been considerably increased with better battery and it should last you a massive 18 hours of play time. The LED indicator is easier to spot now, buttons are more accessible and it uses dual 30W class D amplifiers to produce crystal clear treble and bass.
Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 now supports Alexa as part of their upgrade but it is good to see that the company has revamped all its features including battery, weight and enabled it to produce 360-degree sound in an immersive experience. The ¾ inch dome tweeter also supports Bluetooth 5.1 and aptX technology for rendering maximum sound quality.
While the pricing is still on the slightly expensive side, the single BT speaker should last you a long time and hours of continuous usage.