Design of the day: KEF MUO wireless speakers

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KEFspeakersNew from KEF are these colourful wireless Bluetooth speakers. Called MUO, they combine a nice industrial design with, the manufacturer claims, precision engineering and class-leading sound performance.

The MUO, which cost £299, have been created by KEF in collaboration with award-winning designer Ross Lovegrove, who previously designed the Muon loudspeakers – a high-end luxury product costing £140,000 per pair.

KEF engineers worked with Lovegrove to create an extremely strong molded internal enclosure to house MUO’s innovative drivers, high-performance digital-to analogue converter  and other internal components. These are encased in an outer shell of extruded aluminium, with soft rubber feet optimally positioned for MUO to be placed at the correct angle for desktop use.

As well as offering Bluetooth connectivity, a non-Bluetooth wired connection is also straightforward thanks to a 3.5mm Aux input. Most Android devices will also connect to MUO via its NFC ‘Tap-to-Pair’ function: simply hold the device against MUO’s surface and they’ll be paired and ready to stream in seconds.

The MUO is available in five finishes: horizon gold, storm grey, light silver, neptune blue and sunset orange.

Chris Price