Bang & Olufsen Device has World’s First Touch-Sensitive Wood Interface

By Paul Joseph

Danish high-end audio manufacturer Bang & Olufsen have launched a new wireless device billed as the first to feature a touch-sensitive wood interface.

The innovative music system, called the ‘BeoSound Moment’, was launched at the 2015 CES technology show currently taking place in Las Vegas and comes in the form of a single-purpose two-sided tablet.

The most noticeable feature of the device is its rear side, which is covered entirely in oak wood., making it a world first. A wheel-like shallow indentation on the surface acts like a controller, with one tap immediately sparking the device into playing music. The volume can be adjusted by dragging your finger around the indentation.

The front end of the system has metallic finish with a full touchscreen panel, while the display can be used to browse music from a network stored music library, smart devices, or from a streaming service.

Another notable feature is a function called PatternPlay, which adapts to your listening patterns and suggests music or radio to fit with the relevant day of the week and time of day, helping it to ‘intelligently select music depending on your routine.

The BeoSound Moment is available exclusively at Bang & Olufsen stores from 30th January, priced at $2,795.

By Paul Joseph