Living review: BeoPlay A8

MUSIC WITHOUT BORDERS. The BeoPlay A8 from Bang & Olufsen is a wireless update of their sleekly designed docking speakers, meant to work effortlessly with your iPod, iPhone or iPad.

Its new secret weapon is its integrated support for Apple’s AirPlay system, which allows you to wirelessly stream music to the A8 with just a few clicks. The A8 retains its predecessors minimalist design, featuring two circular speakers joined by a rectangular aluminum bridge containing the amplifiers, control dial and option dock connector. Its compact form factor allows it to be mounted on a wall or simply placed wherever you have a little free space. And you don’t have to worry about reconfiguring it everytime you move around – the device will automatically recognizes your Apple device and politely ask you what song you want to play.