(photos: B&O) Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3 | £449.00 | www.bang-olufsen.com
the new iPad has an eye-watering display but its sound reproduction is measly at best. so, for a complete near-audiophile entertainment experience, you will need a little assistance from a gadget like the BeoPlay A3 from high-end electronics maker Bang & Olufsen. so what exactly is the A3? well, it is a stand, a case and a speaker all rolled into one, for your iPad. it offers a nesting area for your iPad, whereby when nested, it adds an acoustic edge to your iPad with B&O’s Adaptive Stereo Orientation that actually knows how your iPad is placed and choses which of its four speakers to activate. users can lay it flat in landscape position for typing, let it stand on landscape for watching movies, or whatever. the positioning is pretty much limitless but however you decide to position it, it promise to deliver the best possible listening experience. the A3 comes with its own built-in rechargeable battery that is good for five hours of usage between charges and when you put the A3 on charge, it also charges your iPad too, saving you the hassle of charging your iPad separately. the Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3 will add 1.5 kg or 3.3 lbs to your iPad and will make you £449 (about US$725) poorer. more look after the break.