This is the new Beoplay A3 iPad Dock from Bang & Olufsen Play that creates stand-alone, innovative and user-friendly devices. The Beoplay is part of the Danish company’s iPad dock range and is essentially a mix of a stand, speaker system and case that turns your iPad into your very own portable TV.
The triangular shaped and elevated dock, comes with speakers mounted on both sides. The system serves to optimise viewing and sound on your iPad by enabling it to stand upright horizontally or vertically or resting it flat on its back. For example, You can read the morning news while sitting at the breakfast table, listen to music in bed by resting it on your bed-side table or read a recipe while cooking by placing it on the counter-top. The Beoplay ultimately lets you use your iPad without having to hold it in your hands, lean over it on a flat surface or rest it in your lap which doesn’t exactly make for great viewing or sound.
The speakers use an orientation sensor to activate the proper speakers depending on whether you’ve got it resting in horizontal or vertical orientation that ensures a full audio experience enabled by its multiple resting positions mentioned above.
Other features include a built-in battery good for five hours of playback, an integrated dock connector and adapters for any model of iPad.
This device comes with a price tag of about $730. That’s about R5621 at the current exchange rate.
What do you think of Bang & Olufsen’s Beoplay A3?