CES Product Review - BeoSound Shape - NOT A PAID ADVERTISEMENT

in life •  10 months ago

This is NOT A PAID ADVERTISEMENT. Just sayin', again.



Bang & Olufsen has come out with another 'odd' creation.
"Beosound Shape"
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This simple yet elegant design has shown up at this recent CES in Las Vegas.

You might remember the 'odd' Bang & Olufsen name.
If not, maybe the "Beolab 90" system itself.
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I personally like the Beolab 90 very much, this was the first system I sought out.
But, this is not a review of the Beolab 90. Let's get back in to Shape.

Because of the hexagon, honeycomb shape you can virtually design any shape speaker system you like.
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COLORS?
YES! I would hope so, it would be a bit of a disappointment if there wasn't at least a few.
Here we have 10 different colors, from Infantry Green, Parisian Night Blue to Pink.
Oh, yeah and of course Black.
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Colors and shapes, now let your mind shapes and colors flow?
I don't know where that came from, I think I heard it somewhere.
Maye not, anyway create what you like.
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Simple, yet elegant. Right?
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Now the data for the geeks like me.
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Connectivity (provided by BeoSound Core)
The BeoSound Core connectivity hub (which connects to the optical-in and the USB of the BeoSound Shape) provides the wireless streaming connectivity for BeoSound Shape. BeoSound Core fits into an empty tile.
BEOSOUND CORE DIMENSION AND WEIGHT
Base diameter: 151.2 mm
Height: 43.5 mm
Weight: 290 grams
USB-C power supply weight: 150 grams
Wireless networks
Wi-Fi/WLAN 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 GHz & 5 GHz)
Bluetooth 4.1
SUPORTED AUDIO FORMATS
MP3, WMA, AAC, ALAC, FLAC, WAV, AIFF
Standard sample rates up to 192 kHz, stereo and up to 24 bit
Note: WMA lossless is not supported
STREAMING TECHNOLOGIES
Chromecast built-in
Apple AirPlay
Bluetooth Audio Streaming
DLNA – DMR
Spotify Connect
QPlay 2.0 (China specific)
Deezer
INFORMATION GROUP CONNECTORS

PRICE

Now, lets get to the bad/ugly.
You can customize your design online, with a nice tool they provide.
Alternately, you can pick from some pre-made designes.
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If you chose to customize your own, you must have a minimum of 6 speakers per set.
Ok, lets try to build this thing.

1st try, Ill make my little puppy.

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This is how it would look on my wall. This neat tool lets you pick your wall color.

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Here I can select the type of speakers. I'll do will what's recomended.

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OK WOW HOW MUCH?!?!? $8900 - $9400, there is no confusion on the big USD label.
Well, maybe it's expensive because I have 14 speakers.
Lets bring it down to the minimum of 6.

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Ok, this doesnt look like much but it's the minimum right?

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Well, now $5300 is much better. Now I can buy more than 1 set per Bitcoin!

I'm not cheap, I just don't have that kind of money for speakers.
I'm glad some people do, I just cant. These are pretty cool
and they are awesome quality.

Happy Buying!

Marco

*Dad Joke for you!

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