Bang & Olufsen's new speaker collab is for the fashion-conscious audio connoisseur

B&O teams with Ader Error for a compact speaker with a difference

Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 Ader Error edition
(Image credit: Bang & Olufsen)

Bang & Olufsen has announced a typically high-class team-up, collaborating with Korean fashion label Ader Error on a limited-edition Beosound A1 design. 

The speaker gets a gorgeous blue colour scheme, using Ader Error's trademark "Z-blue" shade, with the Ader Error logo painted onto its speaker grille, too. 

Where things get a little more "out there" is on the accessories front, since the Bluetooth speaker also comes with a bespoke speaker bag and metallic stand. 

B&O says that the stand is designed to reframe how we think about our speakers, and to ensure that we don't just casually throw the Beoplay A1 down on a surface. 

Instead, it offers the chance to orientate it properly and give it the respect it deserves. It's made up of three metallic parts that slot together to form a funky modern shape. 

Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 Ader Error 2

(Image credit: Bang & Olufsen)

That speaker bag, meanwhile, is the more eye-catching part of the bundle and includes a strap that turns it into a little handbag. 

It's not exactly been built with military-grade protection in mind, either – the manufacturer says that it's inspired by the plushness of a soft, plump pillow.

Still, it looks pretty gorgeous and would indeed be a conversation piece if you were to open it up at a party and reveal not your accessories but a little Bluetooth speaker.

The Beosound A1 that you get in the collaboration is otherwise normal, so you'll still expect superb sound and some really nice design touches. 

The team-up has been announced as part of a pop-up between the two brands in Seoul, and will be available online on 11 April.

The Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 Ader Error Edition will cost £450 / $500 with the stand, while the speaker bag will set you back £285 / $320.

So, if you're a lover of Ader Error and you're in the market for a new portable speaker, this will be one of the best-sounding options on the market. And for a tie-in this niche, it'll only be available in limited quantities, so be quick.

If you're not so worried about the fashion label but are still interested in the speaker, there are some great deals around, as you can see below.

Max Freeman-Mills

Max is a freelance writer with years of experience in tech and entertainment. He's also a gaming expert, both with the games themselves and in testing accessories and consoles, having flexed that expertise at Pocket-lint as a features editor. He has tested all manner of tech too, from headphones and speakers to apps and software.