Technology writer Kevin Hunt reveals, in his write up of the Beosound 3, what many of us have been thinking for years: Bang & Olufsen designs interesting-looking products that most of us will never own, either because they're too expensive and/or we simply have no use for them.
B&O's Beosound 3 is plain ol' bizarre: it's a portable music player (and FM tuner, go figure) with no hard drive or flash memory--it takes SD cards. It also has no readout or display, making navigation difficult; you can't see what's playing, we guess you're supposed to simply memorize what's on the SD card.
Here's the kicker, this thing will run you US $850.
Remember B&O's glass-encased CD player that you opened by waving your hand in front of? The company, it seems, is out of touch in more ways than one.