By Ryan Nill
Danish design company, Bang and Olufsen, have unleashed a new line of modular, portable speakers; the Beolab 3. Despite the exceedingly odd shape, the Beolab 3 is being marketed on extreme versatility and portability. They can handle up to 250 watts and include three drivers; a mid-range driver plus two passive radiators that give a much need bass boost to such a small unit. Also new and/or interesting is the tweeter, which sits on top of the speaker from a retractable silver stand; marketed as “Acoustic Lens Technology,” it is supposed to disperse the sound and lead to a more pleasurable listening experience.
The Beolab 3 is made from solid aluminum and measures 6.4″ x 5.2″ x 8.8″ and comes in black, gray, red or blue. This is about the size of standard PC speakers, unlike standard PC speakers, it doesn’t come cheap: the Beolab 3 speakers retail for about $3,200.