September 7, 2007
Bang & Olufsen Beo 5 remote controlby Dhiram Shah
What do you get when you cross a square with a circle? No prizes for guessing- Bang & Olufsen’s Beo 5 remote control! Putting the sniggers aside, lets just decipher all that this unique style combo has to offer. The top half or the rectangle display sports a touchscreen that allows you to control of your TV, films, music and more. The Beo 5 is intuitive enough to figure out all the devices you own and presents just the relevant menus and controls on its intelligent hardened glass screen. The menus are copied to the screen on the remote displaying even the station logos, thus you don’t need to remember all those channel numbers. Link rooms are controlled by means of Zones, e.g. the living room or kitchen zone, ensuring that you are using the right gadget in the right room. The sound volume wheel features dedicated tactile buttons within easy reach on the aluminum ball that forms the lower half of Beo 5.
A good thing about Bang & Olufsen’s Beo 5 remote control is that it controls just the products you have and nothing more. You can call upon the dealer network to come and customize your Beo 5 as per your requirements. Bang & Olufsen products are usually for the niche market, and since there is no word on pricing and availability as yet we can safely assume that its going to make your wallets light!
An exciting product indeed, very very cool. It will be around A$700 and has already been released in Europe & Scandinavia, with a select amount of customers receiving their pre-ordered Beo5 yesterday and today.