Braun Audio, the company that gave us iconic audio gear designed by none other than Dieter Rams has returned to the market — this time with the smart speakers. These speakers are descendants of LE series designed by Dieter Rams but are modern as any other smart speaker — Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. AirPlay 2, Chromecast, and Google Assistant. They are not cheap from $379 to $1200.
But they are well designed and qualify my definition of “beautiful objects,” i.e. things that I won’t mind in my apartment. I have a few things in my apartment and am very picky as to what I bring into my living space (and my closets.) These are very Apple-like. That said, I am very content with my mix of HomePods and older Sonos 5 speakers.