Beoplay M5 is a minimal, 360 wireless speaker created by Copenhagen-based designer Cecilie Manz for B&O PLAY that’s crafted of aluminum and textile by Kvadrat. The speaker can function as a standalone, or can be connected to other speakers across multiple rooms via Google Chromecast or Beolink Multiroom. The speakers can also be connected via Bluetooth or Airplay.
The speaker utilizes position optimization in order to maximize quality of sound depending on where the speaker is placed; for example, by the corner, by a wall, or in the middle of a room. The speaker is designed to both fit in, or stand out depending on usage. The fabric surrounding the speaker is interchangeable, and can be replaced with different colors.
An aluminum disc located on the top of the speaker is both beautiful and highly functional. The disk is used to control volume – with 15% movement in each direction, one can simply turn and hold to adjust volume levels. When the disk is turned to adjust the volume, it returns to the central position using a viscosity-based action.