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Wednesday, 22nd July, 2015

Bang & Olufsen reached a recent agreement to become an official supplier to the England women’s cricket team.

England began the defence of its Ashes crown against Australia at Taunton yesterday and Bang & Olufsen supplied personalised sets of headphones to all twenty-two members of the England women’s performance programme.

The electronics’ company will also enjoy a range of sponsorship and marketing rights around the team.

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England and Wales Cricket Board director of England Women’s Cricket, Claire Connor said: “A year on from securing our first standalone commercial deal for England women’s cricket with Kia, we are thrilled to announce this partnership with Bang & Olufsen.  For such a large brand to partner with England women’s cricket is testament to the hard-work, success and ever-growing commercial appeal of the team.  We hope that this will be the start of a long and successful partnership”.

Here’s to women’s cricket!

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Taking a spin

Tuesday, 21st July, 2015

A quick spin through turntable history

With more and more vinyl discs being manufactured for sale, and for those interested in the history of record-players, Engadget has provided an interesting mini-site showing just how turntables and record-playing device technology has progressed over the years.

Thomas Edison

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It’s all about the bling!

Tuesday, 14th July, 2015

With the recent partnership announcement between HP and Bang & Olufsen, one or two new computers have been incorporated into the HP line-up. The latest product to include Bang & Olufsen sound is its new EliteBook Folio 1020.

The EliteBook Folio 1020 is one of the company’s most exciting laptop designs to come along in a while and is positioned as a next-generation business notebook.

The limited-edition HP EliteBook Folio 1020 gets a bit of exterior bling in the form of copper accents - similar to Bang & Olufsen’s new Love Affair range - with a darker grey (or ‘ash silver’) chassis replacing the chrome-with-black look of the standard version. Not surprisingly given B&O’s heritage, its audio technology has been built into the special configuration, which HP emphasises will come in use with the 1020’s dual-array microphones, speakers and webcam.

HP EliteBook Folio 1020

HP has announced the EliteBook Folio 1020 limited edition as part of its communication around the forthcoming Windows 10 launch. It calls out two systems in particular: the B&O version and the Pro Tablet 608, as newer models which will ship with the latest Windows OS pre-installed. While touting the new security features of Windows 10, HP adds its BIOSphere technology and fingeprint reader to many of its enterprise laptops, including the EliteBook Folio lineup.

No prices have been announced by HP yet although it’s thought that the Folio 1020 limited edition will be above the $1,249US price of the base configuration.

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Love ‘em or H8 ‘em

Thursday, 9th July, 2015

Engadget Review: B&O’s H8 wireless headphones offer stellar audio at a steep price

Despite their high price, the reviewer at Engadget gives star appraisal to Bang & Olufsen’s latest on-ear headphones:

“… I’ve yet to find headphone audio that I like as much as what B&O offers on its high-end cans without having to tack on an amp or some other extra tech. So if your budget allows, and you’re a big fan of on-ears, these are certainly worth considering”.

BeoPlay H8 headphones

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