Bang & Olufsen has announced a limited-edition version of the Beosound Explore portable speaker, in collaboration with two-time F1 World Champion, and brand ambassador, Fernando Alonso.
The limited-edition Beosound Explore comes in a navy-blue aluminium finish, with a light blue fabric interior, and a navy-blue carabiner. The blue tones of the speaker are contrasted by neon red fabric strap detail. Furthermore, the speaker comes with Fernando Alonso’s signature, laser etched on the upper rim of the speaker, and his lucky number laser etched on the pin of the speaker’s strap for a personal touch.
“We’re delighted to be working with Fernando for the third time to bring another one of our award-winning products to our customers with a special limited-edition,” says Bang & Olufsen Vice President of Product Marketing, Michael Henriksson. “In the 20 years since Alonso hit the Formula 1 podium for the first time in Malaysia in 2003, we’ve followed his career, and his shared passion for music and performance makes for a perfect marriage between him and Bang & Olufsen.”
With an impressive track record as two-time F1 World Champion, double 24 Hours of Le Mans winner, and 24 Hours Daytona winner, Fernando Alonso is a driving force in racing, sharing Bang & Olufsen’s legacy of championing excellence.
Having recently celebrated his 100th podium, a historic milestone that only six drivers have achieved in Formula 1 history, Fernando Alonso’s passion for continuous improvement, longevity in his sport, and rich history is admired by many.
Prior to the announcement of a limited-edition Beosound Explore, Bang & Olufsen and Fernando Alonso’s relationship has flourished over recent years. As a brand ambassador, Bang & Olufsen has supported and celebrated Fernando Alonso’s successes on and off the racetrack.
“I have always used music as a training companion for maximum performance and when I mentally prepare for a race. Music helps me balance my frame of mind before getting into the car, whilst building adrenaline for the challenge ahead. Working with Bang & Olufsen on this collaboration has been a proud moment for me,” says Fernando.
Made for adventure
With elements finished at Bang & Olufsen’s Factory 5 in Struer, Denmark, this limited-edition of Beosound Explore features the brand’s signature sound and Scandinavian design, built for durability.
Beosound Explore is the first speaker on the market to feature Type 2 anodised aluminium for improved scratch resistance, making it a strong speaker for outdoor activities. As Bang & Olufsen’s most lightweight speaker, Beosound Explore has an IP67 certification, meaning it can be submerged in up to 1 metre of water for up to 30 minutes, making it the perfect personal audio companion for an adventurer. With up to 27 hours of playtime, the portable sound companion will keep the music playing throughout an entire day of outdoor activities, without compromising on audio quality.