With design and quality heritage as deep as Bang & Olufsen the BeoPlay range of speakers has brought the brand to a whole new audience over recent years. Adding to that today is the new A1 speaker, small, portable and with one hell of a battery life.

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It’s the smallest speaker in the B&O Play range, designed by Cecilie Manz measuring 133mm x 48mm and weighing 600g.

You’ve got what B&O call a “360-degree soundscape” giving great sound around the room it’s in, and will also work as a speakerphone for your calls.

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B&O Play Corporate VP Henrik Taudorf Lorensen says “People today seek elegance, simplicity and flexibility in the way they live with music. They want their speaker to deliver a rich and beautiful soundscape for the home as well as seamless portability for life on the go”.

“With the BeoPlay A1 we have pushed the boundaries of the ultra-portable speaker category and empowered people to take powerful sound and beautiful design anywhere they choose”.

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Like other BeoPlay products it also has a soft leather strap for easy portability – or perhaps to hang it around the house?

We’re keen to have a listen, B&O say the BeoPlay A1 delivers a full range deep bass to as low as 40hz.

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In reality the key feature of the A1 will be battery life. The 2200mAh battery offering 24 hours playtime hits to a new sweetspot we recently saw in the Sony Extra Bass product. Seems to be the limit to hit for this price point in Bluetooth speakers.

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It comes in two colours, Moss Green and Natural, and will cost $379. You’ll find it from May at Bang & Olufsen stores, Myer and duty-free stores.