Bang & Olufsen may be one of the more interesting electronics companies out there. Not because I think they make great stuff—it’s so ridiculously expensive that I never even consider buying it, something which I’m sure breaks their hearts—but because they exist in a rarified stratosphere somehow exempt from traditional good taste and design.
In the strange fairy land of high-end retail, products like the Beo 5 remote control are allowed to flourish, despite glaring deformities like an awkward screen perched on a spindly neck, like a lolling Hapsburg prince too rich to be quietly sequestered but too ugly to be seen.
I do like the round body, though. I bet it’s got heft, like a baseball or a hunk of cheese. I bet you could bean a pauper real nice with that.
No price yet. If you have to ask…
Bang & Olufsen shows off Beo 5 remote control [EngadgetHD]