The Bang & Olufsen Playmaker wireless receiver is said to be ideal for homes where different kinds of music are appreciated. Capable of wirelessly connecting to practically any speaker system manufactured by the company, the device is expected to be available later this month in the US, Canada and Mexico.
Setting up the receiver appears to be quite easy. All users have to do is simply push a button on the bottom of the Playmaker for it to connect to a wireless router. The device is designed around dimensions of 15.7cm x 13.6cm x 12cm and weighs 512 grams. Featuring a compact form factor, it’s built out of plastic and comes dressed in white.
“We believe Playmaker will resonate with our customers as it offers a one-step wireless solution for enjoying digital music from any smart phone to the powerful B&O loudspeaker portfolio,” states Zean Nielsen, President of Bang & Olufsen America. “Furthermore, we believe that most new B&O owners will want to include Playmaker when purchasing any new pair of B&O speakers.”
Being DLNA and AirPlay compatible, users will be able to stream music from smartphones, tablets, Macs, PCs and even media servers. Additionally, handheld devices and the Bang & Olufsen remote can be used to control the volume levels, while dedicated buttons are even affixed to the streamer. To top it off, the Digital Audio converter employed here can handle demanding speaker systems including the BeoLab 5.
The Bang & Olufsen Playmaker price tag reads as $425, while the BeoLab 3 loudspeaker bundle can be picked up for $4,310. The wireless sound device will be available for purchase at the end of this month in the US, Canada and Mexico, as stated earlier.