Wednesday, November 19, 2008

RICH YUNG REPORT: Bang & Olufsen's BeoSound 5 Digital Jukebox

Bang & Olufsen today unveils the BeoSound 5, a digital jukebox that is sleek as it is intelligent.

Its proprietary MOTS technology (which is an acronym for “More of the Same”) scans your music selection and picks out similar tracks based on parameters such as rhythm, syncopation, key tonality, and vocal harmonies – similar to Apple’s Genius application albeit more detailed and accurate.

The brain behind the BeoSound 5 is the BeoMaster 5, which is capable of 500GB of data storage, or up to 28,000 songs in WMA format.

Besides storing all your favorite music, it also displays all your CD album covers and artwork in your media library on a 1,024 by 768, 10.4-inch screen, which you can navigate via the aluminium dial. There is no word yet on pricing, but expect the BeoSound 5 to hit the shelves in May 2009.