We at BeoPhile.com believe that Bang & Olufsen over its long and successful history, has produced many striking products linked with high-technology and wonderful sound, all wrapped up in some serious design. However, we do try to be impartial and are always keen to see what the competition is coming up with.
The new BeoLit 12 Airplay speaker recently announced by the company is no exception. Portable, strikingly handsome and with super sound. But looking around the marketplace there is some stiff competition around, from the likes of the B&W Zeppelin Air, iHome IW1 and Pioneer X-SMC3. However, it’s the Loewe Air Speaker - because of its design looks and equally impressive company pedigree - which is probably BeoLit 12’s main competitor to-date, in our opinion.
Anything but square
Distinctive in style, the Loewe AirSpeaker has a compact, minimalist design, simple controls and 80W of power, looking rather remarkably like the BeoLit 12 but without the carrying handle (it was the Loewe which was announced to the marketplace well in advance of BeoLit 12). The Loewe may be square in design but it’s anything but uncool. Beautifully minimalist, the AirPlay speaker may be customised to customers’ tastes thanks to the changeable top panel. Colours can further be ordered to blend in perfectly with home décor. With solid build quality, specifications for this value-for-money unit are impressive to say the least.
Further details on the Loewe AirSpeaker