The Danish audio company Bang & Olufsen (B&O) has launched the Beoremote Halo, a beautiful circular remote control. Available in Natural, Brass tone and Bronze Tone colors, the new Beoremote Halo is compatible with all Beolab speakers, such as the Beolab 90, Beolab 50, Beolab 18, Beosound Shape and with a wide range of multi-room speakers.
The use is extremely simple and the user does not need to install any apps or other software. Yes, the Beoremote Halo is very nice, but that is also possible for 750 euros.
The Beoremote Halo complements Bang & Olufsen ‘s high-end speaker systems , which, according to the manufacturer, are presented in a sculptural, timeless quality.
The new remote control is in the form of a handmade aluminum ring that appears to float in the air. It can be mounted on the wall as a modern piece of art or used freestanding for more flexibility.
When the Beoremote Halo is approached, the screen lights up allowing the user to directly select music or favorite radio stations. The volume control is a tactile experience, with the solid aluminum providing subtle, noticeable feedback when the volume is turned up or down. The connection with other B&O devices is via bluetooth or wifi.
The Beoremote Halo is equipped with four favorite buttons that save the hassle of searching for and tuning into favorite radio station, just like car radios have been doing for years, the manufacturer said. Simply select the desired station on TuneIn, hold down any of the four buttons and the station will be saved for later access. The station and a list of the connected devices are shown on the display for the user to select. For example, if you want to continue the listening experience on Spotify or Deezer, simply press the favorite button under which the source is stored to continue listening where it left off.
Also handy, when you leave in the morning, all music can be easily switched off by pressing the “All Standby” button.
Beoremote Halo: Conclusion
The Beoremote is certainly nice to look at and a remote control with physical buttons can also be very nice to use. After all, a smartphone or tablet must be woken up and unlocked. However, the device is far from cheap, but B&O products are never really cheap. For example, if you have 30,000 euros for a set of B&O speakers, you may also want to pay 750 euros for the Beoremote Halo.