Bang and Olufsen’s New Remote Operates Under a Halo Effect

Bang and Olufsen’s latest home audio device, the Beoremote Halo, is a bit of an unexpected throwback – at least functionally – an aluminum ring-shaped console system reintroducing the tactile connection between music and listener in a singular control device, harkening to a pre-app/network audio-era when home audio systems relied solely upon physical remote controls.

The Danish audio brand is renown for their sculptural interpretations of home audio intended to flex visually as much as aurally, and they don’t disappoint in this department with a design piece intended to be as much fashionable as functional, free-standing device or wall mounted.

The Beoremote Halo’s main function beyond looking oh-so-nice is to connect and control any of the brand’s high-end Beolab speakers – including the Beolab 90, Beolab 50, Beolab 1 8, Beosound Shape – alongside any of their more affordable multi-room speakers the Danish brand offers. The system displays current song, lists all connected devices and allows the customization of additional output settings.

The Beoremote turns on automatically when approached, offering users a bit of that satisfying haptic feedback while adjusting the volume swiping across its solid aluminum ring surface with the ability to start or stop listening to music with a single button press. The video above from a Bang and Olufsen British dealer shows the control system in action.

One can’t but think of a certain iconic cinematic scene while watching this promotional video of the ring-like Beoremote being used. We’d understand if you referred to the control as “my precious” accordingly.

The Beoremote Halo is compatible with TuneIn, Spotify or Deezer streaming music services out of the box, and sells for $900 in a choice of natural, brass tone or bronze tone anodized aluminum finishes online or at Bang & Olufsen stores. For additional Bang & Olufsen products, visit the Design Milk Shop here!

Source link