BeoPlay A3


Production: 05/02/2012 - 2013

Designer: Steffen Schmelling

The BeoPlay A3 iPad dock - designed by Steffen Schmelling -  was a monolithic block which turned an (earlier) iPad into a table-top TV, video conferencing stand and portable hi-fi or typing stand, effortlessly balanced on its mathematically-angled back to suit any orientation.

“Intelligent stereo orientation’ has been added into the BeoPlay A3 to switch between its three onboard speakers and deliver left/right sound whether it is positioned in portrait or landscape mode”.

Although the BeoPlay A3 did not support the new iPad 3 in time for 21 May 2012 release date, Bang & Olufsen state that the device would be updated in good time. Price in the UK was £449.


BeoPlay A3 technical specifications


Dimensions/weight: 36 x 21 x 7cm / 1,5kg

Colour: black, red, white

Material: Protective PC ABS plastic with aluminum trim

Battery playing time: 5 hours

Sound system: Adaptive Stereo Orientation

Speakers system: 2.1 Stereo System

Speakers: 3 x 12mm tweeters; 1 x 50mm woofer

Amplifier: Class D (effective frequency range of 60 Hz to 15,000 Hz)

Power consumption: Typical 3W; Network standby 0,5W

Connections: Mains & iPad

Firmware updated through B&O Setup Utility app

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