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Bang & Olufsen BeoVision Avant 85 released with motorized stands

09/11, 10:21am

BeoVision Avant 85 has large 85-inch Ultra HD display, hidden soundbar

Bang & Olufsen has unveiled an Ultra HD television, following its earlier BeoVision Avant 55. The Avant 85 boasts a high-resolution 4K-capable display measuring 85 inches diagonally, with the television using a number of unique motorized stands which allow it to change the viewing angle, as well as making the set more discrete.

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First Listen: Bang & Olufsen wireless BeoLab speaker system

10/29, 12:35pm

Series branded as Immaculate Wireless Sound

Bang & Olufsen has introduced its first wireless speakers, taking advantage of the 24bit/96kHz WiSA standard. The lineup can be used as separate modular components, or as a complete set comprising the compact BeoLab 17 bookshelf speakers, the BeoLab 18 floorstanding columns, and the BeoLab 19 subwoofer. Electronista attended the company's Manhattan launch event to hear if the new set fulfills its promise of "Immaculate Wireless Sound."

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Bang & Olufsen 65-inch full-HD integrated audio/visual system launched

10/04, 5:38pm

New system sports 7.1 surround, 3D, motorized TV pedestal

Bang & Olufsen has launched a new 65-inch plasma television line that the company says will "take both sound and vision into a new era." The BeoVision 12-65 New Generation 1080P television boasts a motorised floor stand in some configurations to move the 65-inch Bang & Olufsen flagship screen to the user's favorite viewing position on command, as well as a discrete "video engine" that can be installed in a different location than the television.

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Zenbook Touch U500VZ quietly appears on Asus website

01/02, 4:46am

Specifications of Touch similar to Zenbook Prime

Asus has updated its website to include details of an unannounced notebook, though not accompanied with the usual marketing fanfare. The 15-inch U500VZ Zenbook Touch is listed in the online product catalog with specifications that seem relatively similar to that of recent Zenbook Prime iterations, but includes a touchscreen.

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Asus shows off new frameless Designo displays

11/06, 8:49pm

MX279H and MX239H displays feature IPS technology

Asus announced yesterday the launch of two new additions to its line of Designo displays. The displays come in 27- and 23-inch models, and each features Bang & Olufsen ICEpower-derived dual 3W stereo speakers coupled with Asus' SonicMaster technology. The 23-inch MX239H measures 14.5mm at its thinnest point, while the 27-inch MX279H measures 17.5mm thick at its thinnest point.

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Bang & Olufsen launches BeoVision 11 Smart TV in stores

10/11, 11:59am

First Smart TV in range, includes HbbTV support

Bang & Olufsen has put a Smart TV on sale, the first in its television range. The BeoVision 11 Smart TV looks similar to the BeoVision 10, except it has a selection of onboard apps that can connect to the Internet. It is also one of the first televisions to support hybrid broadband TV (HbbTV), a pan-European standard for personalized and interactive TV services.

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Bang and Olufsen reveal new BeoPlay V1 TV, A8 Airplay dock

05/10, 4:10pm

BeoPlay V1 has self-contained speakers and can hold Apple TV

Bang and Olufsen has unveiled the BeoPlay V1, the first television from the high-end audio manufacturer's brand B&O Play. The television uses self-contained speakers set in a Scandinavian-industrial style powder-coated steel cabinet, contrasting with the previous TV releases. The manufacturer also noted an iOS docking station, called the BeoPlay A8, which adds Apple AirPlay support as an update to the original BeoSound 8.

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Hands on: Bang & Olufsen B&O Play Beolit 12 portable speaker

01/26, 9:00pm

New premium AirPlay accessory

Bang & Olufsen brought several of its latest products to the Macworld iWorld expo in San Francisco, including the Beolit 12 portable speaker that fits into the company's B&O Play brand. MacNN took the opportunity to listen to the new speaker, which is a premium model among iOS accessories but a budget model when compared to the rest of Bang & Olufsen's products.

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Bang & Olufsen intros Beolit 12 AirPlay speaker, plasma TV

01/11, 2:40pm

TV integrates 7.1 sound amplifier & center speaker

Bang & Olufsen (B&O) has used CES as a launchpad for several new products including a plasma TV, companion wall speakers, as well as B&O Play, a new line of portable audio. The BeoVision 12-65 is an ultra flat 3D 65-inch plasma TV with integrated center channel and 7.1 surround sound audio. The BeoLab 12 is a complementary speaker system.

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Aston Martin, Apple, Harley-Davidson top 'cool' UK brands

09/28, 1:40pm

Survey based on mix of industry, consumer opinions

Aston Martin has beaten Apple to the top spot on annual CoolBrands UK rankings for a second year in a row, the BBC notes. CoolBrands' charts are based on a mix of public polling and opinions taken from marketers and business people. Aston Martin's win is thought to be linked with James Bond, since the movie spy's most popular cars have typically been DB5s or DBSs.

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ASUS outs N5SF, N75SF media notebooks

09/09, 5:15pm

ASUS promises multimedia notebooks due soon

ASUS has just put up two new multimedia notebooks with the 15.6-inch N55SF and 17.3-inch N75SF. The former can be had with a screen resolution of either 1600x900 or 1920x1080, and with either a 2.3GHz Core i5 or 2GHz Core i7. Either model gets a 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M graphics processor.

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Bang & Olufsen unwraps luxury EarSet 3i buds for iPhones

05/24, 3:20pm

Bang & Olufsen ships EarSet 3i earbuds for iPods

Bang & Olufsen has just introduced its lastest in-ear headphones for Apple devices, the EarSet 3i. A successor to the EarSet 3, it has a four-pole mini jack and buttons for controlling volume, music playback and answering phone calls, hanging up or putting them on hold. A microphone is also built-in.

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Bang & Olufsen's 85-inch 3D TV reaches US

05/12, 3:20pm

Bang & Olufsen brings $85,000, 85-inch TV to US

Bang & Olufsen's 85-inch BeoVision 4-85 3D TV set introduced last month has now been announced for the US. It carries a sticker of $85,000 but includes an integrated BeoLab 10 center channel speaker. This speaker uses B&O's Acoustic Lens Technology to send out sound at a 180 degree angle.

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Bang & Olufsen intros 85-inch 3D TV home theater setup

04/19, 4:35pm

Bang & Olufsen shows off 85-inch 3D TV

Bang & Olufsen has just unveiled an 85-inch plasma HDTV in its BeoVision 4 series. It ships along with the company's BeoLab 10 center channel speaker and is available with or without a motorized stand that lifts the set to an optimal level when powered up. The set is compatible with the BeoLink automation system for full control from one of the Beo6 remote controls.

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Bang & Olufsen puts out Beo6 remote with Wi-Fi

12/24, 1:30pm

Bang & Olufsen Beo6 remote gets Wi-Fi, macros

Bang & Olufsen has introduced a new version of its home theater system remote, the Beo6. It replaces the Beo5 and, most significantly, adds Wi-Fi for a cable-free control of the Bang & Olufsen system. Users interface through the square glass display with soft touch keys and an aluminum ball with tactile keys and a volume wheel.

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Bang & Olufsen unveils luxury iPad speaker dock

11/10, 7:25am

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.

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Bang & Olufsen adds entry level 32-inch BeoVision 10 TV

10/28, 1:45pm

Bang & Olufsen intros BeoVision 10-32 TV set

Bang & Olufsen just announced it has added a new, smaller model to its BeoVision 10 lineup with a 32-inch version. The third in the series introduced this year sports the same edge LED-backlight, DVB-HD over-the-air TV tuning and two built-in speakers that are said to offer superior sound quality. The screen is double-sided and sports an anti-reflective coating.

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ASUS reveals dates, prices for NX90J, more in the US

09/16, 6:45pm

ASUS dates, prices several notebooks for the US

At a media event in New York City on Wednesday, ASUS revealed prices and shipping dates for some of its promised notebooks that date back as far as CES. Chief among them is the 18.4-inch NX90J multimedia notebook that gets an audio system from Bang & Olufsen and a unique, dual-touchpad design. It gets a Core i7 chip, 8GB of RAM and dual 640GB hard drives. It ships by month's end, priced at $2,300.

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ASUS ships 18.4-inch NX90Jq media notebook

08/27, 4:10pm

ASUS now shipping 18.4-inch NX90Jq notebook

ASUS is now selling its large NX90Jq multimedia notebook, first debuted at CES early this year. The desktop replacement sports an 18.4-inch, 1080p display and is powered by Intel's quad 1.6GHz Core i7. Unique touches include the dual touchpads on either side of the keyboard and SonicMaster audio developed in conjunction with Bang & Olufsen, the speakers of which are integrated into the top lid.

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ASUS ships N53, N73 with Bang and Olfusen, Optimus tech

08/24, 1:40pm

ASUS, Bang & Olufsen bring new N-series notebooks

PC maker ASUS has teamed up with Bang & Olufsen ICEpower to create two new notebook PCs in its N-series, and meet ASUS' SonicMaster standard. The 15.6-inch N53JN and 17.3-inch N73JN sport Core i5 processors along with NVIDIA graphics cores that support Optimus switching, including the 1GB GeForce GT 325M and the still unannounced 415M. The N53JN alone can be had with a 2.4GHz Core i3, while the optional 2.4GHz Core i5 is shared with the N73JN.

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ASUS N73 gaming notebook ships to the US

07/13, 11:40am

ASUS N73 gaming notebook now in the US

ASUS has now began shipping its 17.3-inch N73 gaming notebook in the US. One model, the N73JN-X1, is available now, powered by a 2.4GHz Intel Core i5 along with 4GB of RAM. It also has NVIDIA's 1GB GeForce GT 335M for graphics, and as a media notebook has ICEpower audio from Bang & Olufsen.

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ASUS rolls out late 2010 notebooks

05/14, 2:10pm

ASUS to bring out Bamboo notebooks, more

ASUS has revealed its slate of notebooks due for release later in 2010, including the U-Bamboo and NX/N/U series. The fashionable U-Bamboo notebooks will arrive in mid-June in 13.3-, 14.1- and 15.6-inch models and are the latest in the company's bamboo-covered portable computers. They will be powered by Intel's 2.4GHz Core i5 CPU and NVIDIA's GeForce 310M with 1GB of dedicated RAM and carry USB 3.0 ports. Pricing will start at the equivalent of about $1,290.

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Bang & Olufsen intros BeoLab 11 subwoofer

04/14, 5:50pm

Bang & Olufsen shows BeoLab 11 subwoofer

Denmark's audio hardware specialist, Bang & Olufsen, on Wednesday launched its latest subwoofer, the BeoLab 11. Its aluminum shell houses two 6.5-inch drivers that face each other, and can reproduce low frequencies down to less than 300Hz. The sub is rated at 200W of sustained power.

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Bang & Olufsen app gives iPhones, iPads home theater control

04/07, 12:55pm

Bang and Olufsen iPhone app controls AV gateway

Bang & Olufsen has thrown itself into the iPhone app realm by launching BeoLink (free, App Store) as a companion to its home theater gear. The app lets an iPad, iPhone or iPod talk to the Danish company's Master Link Gateway over Wi-Fi and can give control over not just the TV, DVDs or stereos but the house itself: it can unlock the door or turn on outdoor lights from the same software. Previously, even the company's Beo5 remote could only work inside.

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Bang & Olufsen outs upsized BeoVision 7 LCD TV

11/11, 9:35am

Bang & Olufsen adds 120Hz, Blu-ray to flagship

Bang & Olufsen on Wednesday introduced a new addition to its BeoVision 7 HDTV lineup in the form of a 55-inch model. It becomes the largest BeoVision 7 offered, readily beating out the 40-inch set available in North America. Most notably, Bang & Olufsen has doubled the panel's refresh speed to 120Hz but has also added motion compensation. There is also a new LED backlight with progressive scanning and local dimming that improves the contrast ratio.

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Bang & Olufsen BeoVision 10 packs 240Hz, more

10/19, 2:20pm

Bang and Olufsen upgrades BeoVision set

Luxury home theater firm Bang & Olufsen today updated its BeoVision TVs with a new flagship, the BeoVision 10. The 40-inch set echoes the same 'seamless' TV and speaker combo of earlier sets but now adds a 240Hz panel to eliminate motion artifacts and measures about 2.1 inches deep with a thinner bezel than the BeoVision 9. The 10's creator sees it as being subtle and thin enough to sit alongside paintings without commanding too much attention until it's switched on.

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Bang & Olufsen intros BeoTime clock, audio control

07/15, 11:00am

Bang & Olufsen BeoTime

Bang & Olufsen on Wednesday announced the upcoming release of its first alarm clock, the BeoTime, that can also control Bang & Olufsen home audio systems. The BeoTime's built-in sleep timer can switch all B&O systems in a room into standby mode after up to 120 minutes. Users can also control basic functions of a TV, A/V receiver or lights. The BeoTime has a tilt sensor that changes the orientation of the display and button functions, as it can be held in a hand and operated with a thumb or placed on its magnetic wall bracket.

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Samsung Trance coming to Verizon on Friday

04/23, 9:35am

Trance coming to Verizon

Verizon announced on Thursday that the Samsung Trance slider handset will be available at the carrier this Friday. The mid-range, dual-band CDMA cellphone offers a 2.1-inch display with 176x220 resolution and has Bang & Olufsen ICEpower speakers for better-than-usual quality sound reproduction in a phone. There is also a 3.5mm headphone jack and 1GB of built-in memory that can be expanded by up to a 16GB microSDHC memory card.

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Samsung Trance coming to Verizon April 24?

04/09, 5:20pm

Trance at Verizon April 24

The Samsung Trance U490 handset is rumored to be released on provider Verizon on April 24th, BGR reported on Thursday. The mid-level slider will have audio specialist Bang & Olufsen's ICEpower hardware and related sound processing software, and will be capable of streaming music to two separate Bluetooth stereo connections simultaneously. The dual-band CDMA phone sports a 2.1-inch, 176x220 display and has a 1.3-megapixel camera. It has just 1GB of internal memory, but can be expanded via a microSD card slot.

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Bang & Olufsen intros 103-inch, 1,100lb plasma HDTV

03/19, 4:25pm

B&O 103-inch plasma HDTV

Bang & Olufsen has announced on Thursday it will release its giant 103-inch plasma HDTV this summer. The set is called the BeoVision 4-103 and together with its motorized stand, weighs in at 1,100lbs. The stand will motor up to reveal a center channel speaker that is also motorized and comes out to sit flush with the screen. Users can also adjust the angle and rotate the display to face them squarely via the remote control. The plasma panel comes from a same-size Panasonic display.

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Samsung debuts Omnia HD, Beat DJ/DISC phones

02/16, 8:55am

Samsung Omnia HD Beat DJ

Samsung today is headlining its introductions with three of the first non-Nokia phones to include a touchscreen Symbian interface. The Omnia HD is also known as the i8910 and is one of the first-ever phones to record as well as play back 720p HD video. The feat is accomplished with the help of an 8-megapixel camera that supports autofocusing as well as blink and smile detection. It also centers on an extremely sharp 3.7-inch, AMOLED touchscreen with a full 16 million colors and a 960x540 resolution.

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Samsung readying touch phone with B&O sound, DJ mode

02/07, 11:30pm

Samsung M7600 Leak

Samsung may add at least one more high-end phone to its Mobile World Congress plans if a photo leak published by DailyMobile proves reliable. The M7600 should be the first full touchscreen phone from Samsung to have Bang & Olufsen audio and will have one of the Danish company's amps built-in to boost sound quality. It will also be pitched to younger owners with a unique DJ scratching mode to mix and add effects to music that can be saved for later.

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Bang & Olufsen intros BeoSound 5 home theater system

11/13, 4:50pm

BeoSound 5 audio system

High-end home theater gear and car audio designer Bang & Olufsen recently announced the launch of its BeoSound 5 digital music system meant to let users enjoy their digital music on their traditional home theater gear. The centerpiece of the BeoSound 5 system is a tabletop and wall-mountable remote controller that sports a 10.4-inch LCD screen with 1024x768 resolution with an aluminium scroll wheel as the control interface. The remote oversees the Internet-connected BeoMaster 5 main unit that features all off the audio and video connections and contains the 500GB hard disk drive.

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Samsung kicks off BEAT music phone line

09/18, 7:40am

Samsung BEAT Music Phones

Samsung on Thursday started off a new line of music phones that draw on the company's own media player experience. The BEATb (bar) and BEATs (slider) both have dedicated music controls but also have motion-sensitive functions. Users can shake the phone iPod nano-style to skip tracks, tap it to play or pause, or put the phone on full mute by placing it face-down on a table. The company's Digital Natural Sound Engine from its MP3 players carries over to enhance the sound field, and the third-party app Shazam is preloaded to sample and identify a song to buy later.

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Bang & Olufsen to give condos designer LCD TVs

06/25, 2:00pm

Bang Olufsen Renwick TVs

Bang & Olufsen today said it had struck a unique deal that would see a luxury condominum include the Danish electronics firm's technology. The upcoming Renwick building in Manhattan's SoHo area will see a BeoVision 8 32-inch LCD TV installed by default into every suite along with audio systems to match; the company's BeoSound 4 is also put into each condominium for listening to music through SD cards or CD, while a BeoLab 4000 one-piece speaker provides sound without taking up extra space.

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