Posts Tagged ‘Electronics’

It seems like not a day passes where another Apple compatible product is released, as companies scramble to profit from the design savvy consumer Apple  produces for.

Logitech are pretty much ahead in this arena, but I have to admit they are on fire at the moment with some of the products they are releasing and seem to have their finger on the pulse.

Bring on the Logitech Z600. The sleek, Apple-esque, wireless stereo speakers for your desktop. These cool units house three drivers each and can hook up to smartphones, tablets or laptops over a Bluetooth connection. Logitech have kindly included a Bluetooth dongle for those who do not have this built-in to the electronic device they are using.

The speakers allow for 3 simultaneous connections to your devices and can easily switch between them when the command is sent. Volume is controlled via the right speaker with a touch panel at the top which allows you to glide your finger iPod style and a 3.5mm jack is housed at the rear for those devices without the ability to connect wirelessly. Along the back of the right speaker, you can also find the power and pairing button which are hidden nicely.

These speakers will not look out-of-place and are at the right size to sit on your desktop and look pretty cool. You may want to think of these as a cheap alternative to a multiroom system as they are cheap enough to buy and place in every room and then just stream music from your smart phone and confidently fill most rooms with good sound.

Released in August with a RRP of £129.99 in the UK.

Z600

 

When we think of this Danish company, we think of style, craftsmanship, beauty and most of all quality, as all of these are at the heart of Bang & Olufsen’s ethos. The passion they have is oozed out of every product they make, but this oozing comes at a price….and a hefty one at that.

The Beolab 14 is a 4 speaker surround sound system beautifully crafted from aluminium. Each speaker can be wall or ceiling mounted, or you can opt for the slender stands to proudly show off your investment. Even the subwoofer, which has been designed to look like a vase, displays style and sounds like a powerhouse with its 8″ bass driver. Along side the driver, you will find the integrated amp which reduces the amount of cables and equipment on show.

In total, this setup will pump out 840w of sound, meaning each speaker will individually pump out 140w, not shying away from the job at hand. This kit will hook up to other branded TV’s and A/V receivers which is normally quite rare with the luxury audio brands and will come in a series of colours to choose from in regards to the mesh grills.

Not only known for style, Danish B&O have worked hard to produce a great sounding setup in a small package to fit in most homes, but all of their hard work has to be paid for with 2500 of your hard-earned pounds. If you haven’t got a B&O TV to hook this up to, you will most probably want the 5 speaker setup, setting you back £2800.

Looks like money can buy you style….

Beolab 14