Combining advanced technological function with exquisite form is this new MP3 system from Bang & Olufsen - the BeoSound 2. Not much larger than a piece of jewellery and equally as beautiful, the Beosound2's tiny screenless stainless steel case fits in the palm of a hand, and the functions behind the control buttons were immediately evident. Apart from an exquisite tactile quality, it has the best set of three-way adjustable earpod headphones we've ever seen.
The PC-based software which drives it is equally elegant and user-friendly, enabling the playing music on your PC or any set of speakers in the home. Finally, to charge the unit, or download music from the computer, just rest the BeoSound 2 on the tiny nub. Pricing is $195 for the earphones and $1295 for the BeoSound 2, though an introductory offer enables both to be purchased for $1400.
At your nearest B&O outlet.
About the Author
Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks.
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