Bang & Olufsen has announced the BeoVision Eclipse and BeoLab 50 in a Brass and Smoked Oak finish. These latest colorways add some extra luxury to two of the best products in the Bang & Olufsen portfolio and fans are going to love looking at them in their home. The BeoVision Eclipse has brass-tone aluminum on the motorized floor stand, and the side and back of the sound center, so now your TV will not only sound beautiful but look beautiful as well. You have to love audio equipment that actually looks lovely in your home because as you know, not all of it does look good. The BeoLab 50 has been anodized in a brass-tone including the motorized acoustic lens, which appears when the loudspeaker is turned on, as well as the unique beam width control, controlling sound dispersion. The BeoLab 50 Brass Tone and Smoked Oak...
Summer is approaching fast, and with it, you’re gonna want to be outside more than in. You also want to have your music with you, inside and out. There are many options to choose from, but one speaker is standing out for it’s versatility. The Riva Wand – Part of the Riva Audio system – can add that functionality for you. But does it sound good, is it priced right, and will I love it?
The Riva Wand
This is not a smart-speaker, so you cannot ask it to turn off the lights or change the thermostat. You can connect it to your phone for an IP based (or other) connection for music, and more.
This 3 lb speaker is able to connect to your iOS or Android device. With the Wand software, you can connect to Google Home, or your home media server. The device can also run off Bluetooth, USB, and AUX inputs.
Inside the Speaker
This 50 Watt Amp contains ADX Trillium Drivers, and three passive radiators. This allows for a splay of sound from 3 directions. The Wand supports many music formats, up to 24 bit/192 kHz.
The Additional Battery
This is a great option for anyone that moves from room to room. That way, you can take the speaker into the kitchen, basement, bedroom, or wherever, and not have to plug in and re-set up. The battery allows for 20 hours of audio before recharge.
The Riva Wand will set you back $249 (MSRP). The additional battery is $99. Compared to a Sonos One, the base unit matches, and the battery is a great addition. Especially if you are moving your speaker around a lot.