B&O PLAY Rocks this Holiday Season

B&O PLAY by Bang & Olufsen receives CES Innovations accolades for two ground breaking products

Featuring award-winning acoustic performance and remarkable design, now gift wrapped in new hues for the festive season

Nov 15, 2012, 13:00 ET from Bang & Olufsen/B&O PLAY

COPENHAGEN, Denmark and DEERFIELD, Ill., Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- B&O PLAY's premium speaker solution, BeoPlay A9, has received the highest accolade as the International CES Best of Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Award in the High Performance Home Audio category. The Best of Innovations designation is awarded to products with the highest judges' scores. Criteria is based on overall engineering qualities related to technical specifications and materials, aesthetics and design qualities, the product's intended use and function, unique features and how the design and innovation of the product compares to others in the marketplace.

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BeoPlay A9 is just now arriving in US Showrooms, and it integrates an all-star line-up of dedicated components to deliver a complete, one-speaker sound solution that is as easy to listen to as it is to decorate with.  Just plug it in, link it wirelessly to your device, and start streaming lush, gorgeous sound. Airplay for Apple devices, DLNA for other devices and near-magical, no-fuss controls are built right in. Equally at home on the floor or on the wall, BeoPlay A9's fabric speaker cover is available in a range of colors, but we're wearing white for the festivities. http://www.multivu.com/mnr/58407-b-o-play-bang-olufsen-launches-premium-active-speaker-system-beoplay-a9

MSRP: BeoPlay A9 -  $2699 USD

BeoPlay A3 has been named an International CES Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and members of the media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 29 product categories, of which, BeoPlay A3 was an honoree in personal electronics category.

BeoPlay A3 turns your iPad into an acoustic powerhouse. Combining clever design with amazingly rich sound, BeoPlay A3 works with all of the first three generations of the standard-sized iPad. The ingenious Adaptive Stereo Orientation™ delivers remarkably good stereo separation in both landscape and portrait formats. You can turn it, flip it, use it in any position desired, and hear the powerful sound magically adjust. Your iPad is now a mini-TV, a video conferencing system, gaming board – the possibilities are endless. It is now available in two new colors, in limited edition red or white hues for the holiday season, and regularly available in classic black.


MSRP BeoPlay A3 $549 USD

With its authoritative acoustic performance, striking design and seamless connectivity, BeoPlay A8 makes digitally streamed music come alive with power and grace. Linking any iPhone or iPad wirelessly via Apple AirPlay is a breeze, and you can also dock and recharge any iPhone or iPad, including the new iPhone 5, fourth generation iPad and iPad Mini right on top. In fact, the BeoPlay A8 is the first sound system on the market that will be directly compatible with the iPhone 5 due to the new Lightening Connector now available at the time of purchase. Whether mounted on the wall or standing on its own, BeoPlay A8 adds a stylish touch of magical musicality to any room. There are two new speaker cover colors to choose from, French Roast or Ultramarine Green.


MSRP: BeoPlay A8 $1149 USD

B&O PLAY products can be purchased in Bang & Olufsen shops, online at www.beoplay.com, www.apple.com, and/or www.shopbangolufsen.com,

For other B&O gift ideas, please view our 2013 Holiday Look Book, link below


Photos available for download at http://mediacenter.bang-olufsen.dk/

B&O PLAY from Bang & Olufsen provides premium listening and viewing experiences to digitally connected design fans. For more information, see www.beoplay.com and www.bang-olufsen.com

Apple AirPlay is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.


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