[dropcap size=small]D[/dropcap]anish electronics company Bang & Olufsen (B&O)’s headphones and speakers wing, B&O Play, has launched their smallest Bluetooth speaker yet, the Beoplay A1. The palm-sized, dome-shaped is highly portable and boasts a battery life of up to 24 hours. It was conceptualised by Danish designer Cecilie Manz, with whom B&O Play has worked with in 2014 and 2015 for Beoplay A2 and Beolit 15 respectively.

“The size and shape of the speaker invites you to pick it up and bring it with you as the most natural thing,” said Manz, “I like the fact that the rounded, circular shape very clearly indicates the sharing of sound while lying on the table.”

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Beoplay A1 will be available in two colors, Moss Green and Natural, at Airport Duty Free, Apple Premium Resellers, the Bang & Olufsen store in Hyatt, Challenger, Newstead and other independent retailers from May 9. For more information, visit www.beoplay.com.