Test Drive: Audi RS Q8

Channeling the '80s Quattro in a car made for the next decade

The arid and alien terrain on the island of Tenerife makes a perfect backdrop for the similarly unique Audi RS Q8 during our test drive. The largest of Spain’s Canary Islands, its volcanic genesis is ever-apparent given the snow-capped peak of Mount Teide is visible throughout much of its eponymous national park. Driving the exceptionally twisty roads, the metaphor of an erupting volcano isn’t lost …

Interview: Concept + Design Manager for B&O Play, Jakob Kristoffersen

One of Bang & Olufsen's visionaries on what makes the brand revolutionary

Just after the release of B&O Play‘s entry-level speaker, the M3, we spoke with Jakob Kristoffersen, the brand’s Concept and Design Manager. The speaker was an expansion into new territory for the brand, but it embodied all that we love about Bang & Olufsen visually and technologically. Now, with the Danish brand’s CES announcement that AirPlay 2 has been integrated into 10 products (M3 included), …

Bang & Olufsen’s BeoSound Shape

A customizable wireless speaker system doubling as geometric wall tiles

After roughly four years of development, a new sound system—with home acoustic performance and pristine design at the forefront—will be making its way out of Denmark’s innovative Bang & Olufsen headquarters. Known as the BeoSound Shape, this wireless speaker system—fashioned in the form of modular, hexagonal wall tiles—approaches filling a room with sound in a new way. While each panel of the Shape looks the …