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Beolit 12 portable hifi sound system
Beolit 12 portable hifi sound system
Beolit 12 in dark grey
Beolit 12 in dark grey
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B&O Play logo

BANG & OLUFSEN UNVEILS A NEW BRAND: B&O PLAY

OFFERING SIMPLICITY, INNOVATION, PERFORMANCE AND PLAYFULNESS TO A NEW CUSTOMER DEMOGRAPHIC

Copenhagen, Denmark / Las Vegas, Nevada — January 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Bang & Olufsen, the global provider of luxury, integrated audio-video solutions and services, will announce a new brand, B&O PLAY, at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. B&O PLAY will offer portable audio-video products that combine convenient ease-of-use with high-quality, contemporary design for the digital generation, at a more accessible price point.

B&O PLAY is about stand-alone products with clear and simple operation, rather than integrated home installations. B&O PLAY will feature portable products that are intuitive to use, delightful to integrate into ones daily life, and deliver excellent high-quality experiences.

Price points will be at more accessible levels than typically seen from Bang & Olufsen. Best-in-class audio and sound imaging combined with cutting-edge design using the best materials will continue the Bang & Olufsen tradition of excellence – but with a twist: The products will be designed to represent a different usage pattern of the digital generation and with a contemporary and playful design.

“We are very excited about the range of products that we will launch under this new brand. Through B&O PLAY, we will bring core Bang & Olufsen values of design, performance, and quality to a new audience,” says Tue Mantoni, CEO of Bang & Olufsen. “We believe many new customers will be intrigued by the products offered under the B&O PLAY brand – customers who want an ultra-convenient experience. We now offer them this experience in a beautifully designed solution combined with superior sound and acoustics performance so the quality of the listening experience is significantly improved. Additionally, we have received valuable feedback from our loyal Bang & Olufsen customers, indicating they would use these products in second homes, college dorms, or to enjoy media content on the move.”

The mission of B&O PLAY is to evoke senses, to elevate the experience of listening and watching. “We have spoken to musicians and studio recorders who all love the fact that more people listen to music in more places, but hate the fact that the quality of the listening experience has been eroded. We want to provide the opportunity to experience media in a convenient and easy way but still in outstanding, high quality,” says Henrik Taudorf Lorensen, Vice President, B&O PLAY. “We are integrating a lightness of touch to our designs. Our design approach flows through all aspects of the products. We strive hard to humanize advanced technology and make it work on people terms – rather than the other way around.”

This collection of high-end, high-performing audio-video products will be available at Bang & Olufsen showrooms around the world, select Apple stores in U.S. and Europe, and from a new branded online store – store.beoplay.com (in Europe) and shopbangolufsen.com (in United States).

The first product to launch under B&O PLAY is the highly anticipated Beolit 12 portable music system, which will be followed by more products during 2012. “Once people listen to their portable music through the Beolit 12, they will wonder why they ever did it any other way,” says Tue Mantoni.

Please visit www.beoplay.com for more information.

Public Relations Contact:
Monica Gartner
PR Consultant, Bang & Olufsen America, Inc.
847 590 4920
mcy@bang-olufsen.dk

B&O PLAY offers premium audio and visual equipment for the digital generation. B&O PLAY celebrates outstanding craftsmanship, cutting edge design, excellent performance and a playful approach to modern life, in a perfect balance of performance and style.

Bang & Olufsen was founded in Struer, Denmark, in 1925 by Peter Bang and Svend Olufsen, two innovative, young engineers devoted to high quality audio reproduction. Since then, the brand has become an icon of performance and design excellence through its long-standing craftsmanship tradition and the strongest possible commitment to high-tech research and development.

Still at the forefront of domestic technology, Bang & Olufsen has extended its comprehensive experience with integrated audio and video solutions for the home to other areas such as the hospitality and automotive industries in recent years. Consequently, its current product range epitomizes seamless media experiences in the home as well as in the car and on the move.

For more information on Bang & Olufsen, please visit www.bang-olufsen.com.

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