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Beoremote Halo, the future B&O remote control

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jvezina posted on Fri, Mar 6 2020 3:56 PM

The FCC has released information about the table version

https://fccid.io/TTU-HALOTABLE

Have a nice day,

Jean

 

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I saw the Halo at my dealer on Saturday, and although I was already intrigued since the first leaked video it didn’t disappoint at all, knowing that some people do not like it.

I would have a very limited use-case for my BS1, as my other B&O products are too old, but I still want to have one. That it is a great achievement.

There is probably no good rationale explanation why one would spend ca 700$ on a volume remote control. I am now having tough discussions with the FS (wife), as she states ‘you buy Halo I say Hejdå (goodbye) Big Smile

And then my dealer came up with the great idea that I need a Core as well for my BS9000 😀

I love his enthusiasm.

“I have to work on my core” I tell my wife in return Smile

To be continued, and please do see the Halo IRL it is amazingly cool.

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Answered (Verified) Sandyb replied on Mon, Sep 13 2021 9:05 PM
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Which is why I have cut out any B&O control from my music / radio listening - only the speakers remain.

Roon is my control interface - if I must use an iDevice, then at least Roon's interface and software work extremely well - and at times the Linn app(s) too, as I have a Linn streamer / DAC in my main room. The Linn app even shows me a lot of my podcast feeds from TuneIn!

Yes, Roon and a Linn streamer is expensive, but newsflash, so is B&O.

The Halo's design / form factor limits how useful I can ever get.  The screen is too small for searching / browsing in the end. Which implies it was only ever going to be a volume control and starter for predefined experiences. Fine for those who are happy with just that. But with the Moment gone, they're telling you to use your phone / tablet for everything else. In which case, if I am generally constantly having to use my iPad for example, what use is a 700 pound / euro volume dial?

 

 

 

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The Moment was proof that B&O has no Clue when it comes to software and is why I am so scared to buy a halo now with the "promise" that it will be more useful in the future. They couldn't even get the Moment to work with base features after 2 years of trying. 

 

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Steph replied on Sat, Aug 29 2020 3:47 PM

That would be great! I am very curious about the halo...Embarrassed

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Razlaw replied on Sat, Aug 29 2020 11:20 PM
I am looking forward to it. My dealer has said he will notify me as soon as they are available for order.

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I was told it will be in the next few weeks, will have the three choice buttons as the beoremote 1, would not be a complete replacement for a Beoremote but something to sit along side but will be able to control a V1 or BV11!

had a quick look at the pictures but only a very quick glance! but does look good and think they said it would be around £750.

 

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It’s only BT or IP, not IR.

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Since NL BeoVisions/BeoSystem 4 can be controlled by the B&O app, I can see how they could still be controlled by the Halo even without IR.

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And I've heard it will have wifi, maybe not at release but in future update..Will be in the shop in October, that's what I has been told..

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MJ replied on Wed, Sep 16 2020 9:34 PM

The wait is almost over! The FCC filing for the Beoremote Halo has exceeded the 'short time confidentially' before official launch. Not very well managed, however you can find the somewhat beta-manual and external photo's here and here

Interesting is an approximate sensor, touch screen, four favorite buttons on the screen and easy source selection. Looks promising! :-)

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mbolo01 replied on Wed, Sep 16 2020 10:34 PM
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Looks promising! :-)

Looks like the B&O app surrounded by an alu ring.

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beojeff replied on Wed, Sep 16 2020 11:13 PM

My dealer has said that the Halo at launch will just have the features of an Essence Remote at launch but that it will become a full-featured remote in coming months. This seems consistent with the initial manual. The true test for me will be if it can connect to an NL/ML Converter via NL and offer access of the mapped sources.

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beojeff replied on Thu, Sep 17 2020 11:26 AM

In the "internal photos" there is a switch for MIC on/off.

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since it has a proximity sensor built-in, it does not seem to be an ‘allways-on-device’.

I’d prefer to let it show me, what is currently playing (from the choosen source, of corse)....just like I can now with my for the app dedicated Ipad Mini’s.

Wonder if that can be choosen....when the remote is connected to the mains.

MM

There is a tv - and there is a BV.

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Curly replied on Thu, Sep 17 2020 1:30 PM

Beautiful piece. Made in China, apparently. I think I prefer to just use my phone/tablet and have one less device around the house but it is beautiful and creative.

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Curly:

Beautiful piece. Made in China, apparently. I think I prefer to just use my

phone/tablet

made in China?Big Smile

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Curly replied on Thu, Sep 17 2020 3:35 PM

That’s what it says on the product sticker on the rear of the device!

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Curly replied on Thu, Sep 17 2020 3:37 PM

Ah, yes, my Apple products are as well. :)

I just didn’t know B&O had gone to China for manufacturing. I thought it was all made in Denmark or Czech Republic. Not passing a judgment on quality of Chinese items, only indicating surprise.

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