Bang & Olufson’s latest portable Bluetooth speaker is the Biolit 20, the successor to the lunch box size. Biolit 17 of 2017. The big upgrade at the moment is a new Qi wireless charging pad, which is found on top of the speaker, which can charge other devices such as phones or earbuds.
According to Bang & Olufson, the Biolit 20 can play 30 percent longer than its predecessors. The company claims that the speaker’s 3,200 mAh battery provides 37 hours of listening at low volumes, but if you listen at regular levels or within a maximum of 4 hours it drops to more than 8 hours.
Otherwise, the Biolit 20 has a design similar to the 17. It has a leather strap, a USB-C port for charging, a 3.5mm jack for wiring and above, buttons for handling Bluetooth connectivity and volume and background control. There are no multiple function buttons at this time, and instead you get a dedicated play / pause button.
Internally, the speaker features a single 5.5-inch woofer, three 1.5-inch full-distance drives and a pair of 4-inch passive radiators. The speaker uses Bluetooth 4.2 standard and can be paired with another Peolite 20 or older Peolite 17 to work on the stereo.
Bang 500 (ஃப் 450 / € 500) will be available in Bang & Olufson’s Biolite 20 in gray and black from October 29.