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B&O Beosound A1 (2nd Gen) review

Key features
  • Portable speaker
  • Alexa
Reviewed

The stylish B&O Beosound A1 (2nd Gen) portable Bluetooth speaker aims to be the ideal companion for fans of the luxury Danish audio brand, packing tech into its slim fully waterproof design. It’s even a smart speaker, with Alexa voice control via your smartphone, and promises a generous 18 hours of playtime. Is this the ultimate Bluetooth speaker for you? Our professional panel give their verdict.

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  • What’s the sound like?
  • What’s it like to use?
  • What’s it like as a smart hub?
  • Is there anything I should watch out for?
  • Is there anything I should know?
  • Should I buy it?
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