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Bang & Olufsen unveils luxury iPad speaker dock

updated 07:25 am EST, Wed November 10, 2010

Bang and Olufsen BeoSound 8 plays iPads, iPhones

Bang & Olufsen today took the unusual step of developing a very high-end speaker dock tailored to the iPad. The BeoSound 8 cradles the iPad, as well as iPhones and iPods, in between two large, color-customizable conical speakers each with a pair of drivers and amplifiers at an unmentioned power level. Acousting tuning comes over from the Danish company's other speakers and, with a switch, alters the sound output to match the properties of the room.

The stereo has a wall mount to fit less obtrusively and supports both aux-in and USB connections for those who want to use other devices. Bang & Olufsen vows better than usual remote control: the included remote can steer USB devices, not just Apple devices, and those with the Beo4 or Beo5 remotes for other audio systems can have the same amount of control.

BeoSound 8 units should reach the luxury firm's resellers by the end of the month for about $1,490 in its native Denmark and $999 in the US.

by MacNN Staff



  1. TomSawyer

    Joined: Dec 1969


    B&O make great products

    ...but $1500 for docking speakers, REALLY?!?

  1. chas_m



    My gawd that's hideous


  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969



    It's only $1000 in the US!

    Though I'm not sure I would trust a dock to hold up an iPad without some back support (I don't trust them with iPods, either, so whatever).

  1. MyRightEye

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Is seriously ugly.

  1. Flying Meat

    Joined: Dec 1969


    It must either be

    pretty cold, or that is a huge pair. :P

  1. climacs

    Joined: Dec 1969


    it looks like

    someone's iPhone told the plastic surgeon, "I want them HUUUUUUGE"

  1. ClevelandAdv

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Even for B&O this is strange

    I have no doubt it sounds great, though I have yet to find a dock that sounds as good as the B&W Zeppelin. That product sounds amazing and is half the price of the B&O.

  1. facebook_Jeffrey

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    Joined: Dec 2010



    Wow, that's pretty FUGLY

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