We can't imagine why, but some might say the world really doesn't need another MP3 player. But Bang & Olufsen rarely seems to play by conventional rules--or wisdom.
True to form, the high-end company has taken yet another unexpected turn. The "BeoSound 6" is surprisingly simple, as Engadget rightly observes, given the B&O reputation for flamboyance in its various products. But sometimes, less is more: As evidenced by the "BeoSound 2," unconventional form doesn't necessarily translate to exceptional quality.
The BeoSound 6 is nevertheless sleekly designed with its silver casing, spare controls and thin color LCD. One thing hasn't changed, however, is the company's penchant for exorbitant pricing--in this case, more than $800. But hey, if it turns out to be a piece of junk, you can always toss it in a blender and sell the remains on eBay.