Overall, the Beolit 12 is very good: Its AirPlay functionality is great, and its portability is impressive.Read the full review →
The Bang & Olufsen Beolit 12 is an elegant, great-sounding, portable speaker system that will play your iTunes streams via AirPlay, and can connect to iOS devices via USB. But $800? Really? For significantly less, you can choose from a range of portable speaker systems that weigh less, sound good, and are at least as versatile in their ability to connect with various audio sources, including the gdgt-recommended Jawbone JAMBOX ($168), and even such relatively expensive devices as the Bose SoundLink ($300).
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Design and form factor
The Beolit 12 is the first product under a new B&O sub-brand known as B&O Play. Aiming for high quality but portable sound, it seems to have fit the mission statement very nicely indeed.Read the full review →
A classy design packed with thoughtful touches, the B&O Play Beolit 12 will kindle gadget lust in a way very few portable speakers manage. But at what price? Selling for £699, it costs more than the top-end Bose SoundDock 10, and twice the price of the Arcam rCube.Read the full review →
We reckon a fair number of people would love the combination of Danish hi-fi heritage and Apple’s reliable and intuitive streaming technology. As it stands right now, though, the Beolit 12 seems ridiculously overpriced.Read the full review →
We scored the Beolit 12 an 8 for excellent performance and portability, but can’t issue our recommended product badge when so many other good sounding portable music options exist for iOS device owners at far lower price points.Read the full review →
DISCLAIMER: I need to say first and for most that the unit I bought was second hand and therefore received at a discount of roughly 50% of retail. Review: This is the second B&O product I've owned. I bought the Bang & Olufsen A8 earphones back in 2004 and still have them kicking...Read the full review →