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Bang & Olufsen’s new BeoPlay A1 Bluetooth speaker has a 24-hour battery

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Bang & Olufsen is a name synonymous with two things – exceptional design and excellent audio quality and that’s exactly what you get with the company’s latest product – the BeoPlay A1.

The A1 is the smallest speaker in the BeoPlay family and has a 24-hour battery life plus a built-in speakerphone for hands-free calls.

BeoPlay A1 Bluetooth speaker measures just 13.3cm across, 4.8cm thick and weighs just 600g.

It has an impressive Danish design with a contoured aluminium dome which is light yet sturdy.

It also has a soft leather strap to make it easy to carry with you everywhere with you either in your hand or strapped to a backpack.

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It has a polymer base with no protruding buttons – just touch controls – so it continues the smooth look and feel of the speakers.

Under the hood, the BeoPlay A1 has a two-way aluminium cone woofer with a powerful neodymium magnetic system, a silk dome three-quarter inch tweeter and high peak power amps to deliver crisp clear sound and a full range of deep bass that can go as low as 40hz.

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It also uses a dedicated DSP (digital sound processor) algorithm with advanced high slope filtering that creates the spacious room-filling 360-degree sound that sound good wherever it is in the room.

As a speakerphone, the BeoPlay A1 also takes advantage of the 360-degree sound so it’s easy to hear and be heard no matter where people are sitting around the device.

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To top off the package, there’s the 2200mAh battery that can power the BeoPlay A1 for up to 24 hours on a single charge thanks to the onboard adaptive power management.

The BeoPlay A1 is available in two colours – Moss Green and Natural – is available from Bang & Olufsen stores, Myer, JR Duty Free and independent retailer from May.

It is priced at $379.