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Link all your music together with B&O's BeoSound Moment

Katharine Byrne
9 Jan 2015
Bang & Olufsen Beosound Moment
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Bang & Olufsen presents the future of cloud-based music, but it will set you back a whopping £1,795

Bang & Olufsen has launched a new wireless music system that integrates your music collection and all your different services into one device. Named BeoSound Moment, its detachable, double-sided interface has a large touchscreen surrounded in aluminium on one side and the world's first touch-sensitive wood panel on the other. 

The touchscreen is designed primarily for browsing through your playlists and online music services, while the wooden oak panel gives you instant 'one-touch' access to your favourite tracks. BeoSound Moment also has an intelligent music selection feature called PatternPlay, which adapts to your listening patterns and will suggest music or radio shows that fit in with your schedule at different times of the day and different days of the week.

PatternPlay will also learn about your taste in music, preferred artists and playlists, and will suggest similar songs without any input from you by searching through the online streaming service Deezer, which you get a free year's subscription of when you buy the system. Alternatively, you can turn it off through a single touch on the oak panel. 

Bang & Olufsen Beosound Moment Mood Wheel

On the touchscreen side, B&O has included a mood wheel of different colours, allowing you to select a 'mood' (blue for sad, red for passion, yellow for energetic etc) which it will then find appropriate music for through an automatically generated playlist. The closer you place your finger to the centre of the wheel, the most familiar the music will be. If you select the very middle of the wheel, on the other hand, music will only be picked from your list of favourite tracks. 

BeoSound Moment isn't a speaker in itself, though, so you'll have to pair it with one of Bang & Olufsen's wired or wireless speakers in order for it to work. It will be available from January 30th 2015 exclusively from B&O stores in countries where both B&O and Deezer are available, but will cost an eye-watering £1,795. 

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