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This Beosound Explore wireless speaker is as rugged as a Scandi landscape

The Beosound Explore portable speaker held on a rocky outcrop

Bang & Olufsen never fails to delight when it comes to design, often turning ordinary technology into something extraordinary. Consider the new Beosound Explore. This portable can-shaped wireless speaker is the first we’ve seen to feature a colourful, scratch resistant type II anodised aluminium case, ideal for outdoor adventures.

Created at Bang & Olufsen’s Factory 5 in Struer, Denmark, this anodisation effect is achieved by building up the aluminium oxide on the surface.

Reflecting its rugged lightweight form factor, the Bluetooth 5.2 speaker is IP67 dust and waterproof resistant, and small enough to pop into a pocket, bag or backpack.

It sports a USB-C port for charging. 

Two Explore speakers can be paired to create a stereo speaker system.

Available in black anthracite, soft grey mist, or a deep racing green hue, its colourways apparently take inspiration from the forests, glaciers and fjords of Scandinavian landscapes.

The colourways take inspiration from the forests, glaciers and fjords of Scandinavian landscapes…

Beosund Explore wireless speaker hangs from the backpack of a hicker
The waterproof Beosound Explore speaker goes trekking

The Beosound Explore offers up to 27 hours of wireless playtime, and features a matching aluminium carabiner so that it can be hung from a rucksack on long hikes.

Inside the Explore are dual 46mm full range drivers; the speaker features 2 × 30W Class D amplification. The grille is cut in 360-degree lines to ensure omnidirectional sound.

The Bang & Olufsen Beosound Explore sells for £169.

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