CES 2015: Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Moment is world’s first wooden touch interactive music player
Bang & Olufsen has announced its arrival at CES 2015 with a definite bang with the world’s first touch sensitive wood interface. Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Moment is a wireless music system that integrates your music collection and music streaming services into one. BeoSound is a double sided music player which has aluminum interface on one side for browsing through endless online music collection. The other side is a wooden interface to access your daily music collection just by one touch on the wooden wheel.
Bang & Olufsen BeoSound comes with an intelligent feature dubbed PatternPlay that adapts to your music preferences and suggests online music and radio programs based on that.
Another new feature is the multi-colored MoodWheel which plays the relevant music tracks matching your preferences. Overtime the music player learns your preferences and gets better at playing the kind of music you prefer.
The music player is compatible with most of the Bang & Olufsen speakers out there and looks to create an immersive experience for all its users. The music player is set to be available for purchase from Bang & Olufsen stores from January 30, 2015 in selected countries. The price tag as expected is going to be steep at $2,795 in the US, £1795 in the UK and €2195 in the rest of Europe.
According to Marie Kristine Schmidt Vice President, Brand, Design & Marketing Bang & Olufsen;
As a modern, cloud based music system, BeoSound Moment will offer software updates with new features and improvements. We have prepared a firm software update roadmap for BeoSound Moment including the deployment of a very compelling multi-room experience that encompasses both television and other audio products planned for Summer 2015.
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay H8
Along with the BeoSound Moment, Bang & Olufsen also displayed the BeoPlay H8 wireless headphones at CES 2015. These are Bang & Olufsen’s first ever Bluetooth 4.0 wireless headphones that come with touch interactive interface for toggling music, answering calls and turning on Active Noise Cancellation with hand gestures. These headphones will have a 14 hour battery life and retail for 499 Pounds from the company’s online store.