If you’re shopping for a new Bluetooth speaker that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing, Bang & Olufsen appears to have a new portable speaker that some of you guys might be interested in in the form of the Beolit 17, which from what we can tell feels a lot like the successor to the 2015 Beolit 15.
In fact judging by the look alone, the Beolit 17 appears to be pretty much identical to that of the Beolit 15 where it seems that B&O has kept the picnic-box like design along with a handle that should help make bringing it around a breeze. It is by no means light as it weighs 2.6kg, but we guess it is still portable enough for you to stash it in your car to bring with you to parties or a day at the beach or camping.
We’re looking at Bluetooth connectivity and a pair of 34 watts Class D speakers, a 5.5-inch long-stroke Full-Range driver, 2x 4-inch passive bass radiators, and 3x 1.5-inch tweeters, so safe to say that this speaker should have no problems pumping out audio with decent bass, at least as far as portable speakers are concerned.
It will also pack a 2,400mAh battery that according to the company, will offer up to 24 hours of music playback at “moderate listening levels”, with a charge time of 2.5 hours. As expected the speakers don’t come cheap and are priced at £450 and are available to purchase now.