This Bang & Olufsen luxury Bluetooth speaker is a third off for today only

Bag it while you can

Black Friday is still a day away, but that isn’t stopping Amazon from posting ridiculous deals in the lead-up to the main event. The latest of these is for a product from the Danish tech company Bang & Olufsen, whose Beoplay A1 Bluetooth Speaker has seen a drop in price from £199.99 to just £135 – a saving of 32%.

What makes it such a bargain? Well, here at NME we tested a ton of Bluetooth speakers earlier in the year, and we concluded that the Beoplay A1 was the ‘Best Luxury Buy’.

Its battery gives 24 hours of playtime, it looks beautiful, and its sound quality adapts amazingly to different kinds of music. There’s an accompanying app with which you can adjust the EQ to suit your mood, and if you want proper stereo sound, you can pair two units together with the app too. You can even use it as a speaker phone for conference calls – it’s got an inbuilt microphone. The only real downside is that it’s not waterproof – so it’s not one for taking to the swimming pool.

In fact, our review’s only proper negative point was that it’s so expensive, but with the drop in price the choice is now between this and cheaper, lesser Bluetooth speakers – which means if you’re in the market for a Bluetooth speaker, there’s no competition.

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Don’t just trust us, though – it has a 4.5/5 rating on Amazon from 89 reviews, and one reviewer on the site said: ‘Great speaker, amazingly loud and clear for its size. Produces great tones across the range. Battery life is very good, lasts a full day.’