Bang & Olufsen has taken the wraps of this curious wireless adaptor that lets you connect your many Beo music systems in different rooms.
The Beolink Wireless 1 can sit as a standalone unit or be mounted on a wall – when it starts to look like a mini radiator – and comes in black or white.
It’s designed to replace the company’s Master Link cable from its existing BeoLink system by wirelessly sending and receiving audio to up to seven pairs of loudspeakers. The system isn’t completely wireless though – you’ll still have to tether the speakers to the unit.
Up to three Wireless 1s can be used in any one system – that’s 21 B&O loudspeakers, roughly £87 million worth of equipment – and they’ll work up to 30m apart.
It certainly looks handy for B&O stalwarts, but it doesn’t come cheap: setting it up in one room costs £535 plus installation, then for every extra room you’ll need to shell out £281. Suddenly, the Sonos system’s price tag looks like peanuts.