If you’re holding an iPhone in your hand, you’re likely no stranger to gadgets that have just as much style as they do high-end technology – more so if you’re an iPhone 4 user. For you and your discerning gadget tastes, Bang & Olufsen is preparing release their first iPhone dock, which marries high-tech with high-style in a way that only B&O can. B&O has announced that their BeoSound 8 iPhone dock will be ready to hit retail shelves later this month (November) as the only real competition to the current high-end audiophile iPhone dock, the Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin (check out our review here). With custom speakers and custom digital amplifiers on deck, the B&O BeoSound 8 promises to deliver the kind of sound that your iPhone has been dreaming of.
The BeoSound 8 works natively with the iPhone, but it also works with iPod and iPad. There’s also an AUX input so you can attach a non-iPhone and play music through the dock’s sealed cabinet speakers. Or, if you’re in a pinch or just don’t feel like getting up from your seat to plug your iPhone into the dock, you can stream music wirelessly over your home WiFi network to the BeoSound 8. The included remote also lets you take command from the comfort of your captain’s chair.
B&O says they’ll soon launch a free BeoPlayer app for your iPhone that enables Net Radio and alarm clock functionality, helping turn the dock into a fully-featured boombox – the kind of boombox you leave on your fireplace mantle, not the kind you hoist onto your shoulder whilst walking down the street.
But, the BeoSound 8’s high-performance audio features and custom construction come at a price. At $999, the Bang & Olufsen BeoSound 8 will drop in late November as one of the priciest accessories for your iPhone that we’ve yet to see. Hey, you gotta pay to play.
This is a promo video for the B&O iPhone dock: