BeoCom 2

(2001->)

Type numbers: 0720, 0721, 0722, 0723, 0724, 0725, 0726, 0727, 0728, 0729, 0790, 0791, 0794, 0795, 0806, 0807, 0808, 0809, 0837, 0844, 0845, 0846, 0847, 0848, 0849, 0860, 0861, 0864, 0865, 0866, 0867, 0926, 0927, 0941

 

Picture by Nick Jarman

Description

Now this really looked like a B&O phone! A single aluminium extrusion anodised in a range of colours, BeoCom 2 certainly made an impression. Initially launched as a stand alone phone, the BeoCom 2 was re-launched as a fully featured DECT phone able to be used in a network with both other BeoCom 2s as well as BeoCom 6000s. Text copyright © Beocentral. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.

In some ways however the BeoCom 2 suffered in comparison to BeoCom 6000. It lost the excellent wheel control, relying instead on a raised track point and, due to the shape, the normal numeric keypad was lost and placed in two rather than the usual three columns. Text copyright © Beocentral. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.

Also lost was the ability to change ring tones but this formed another unique feature of the phone. A specially composed ring tone was present which was apparently based on the noise of a metal tube being dropped. Rumour has it that the designer, David Lewis, dropped a piece of metal tubing and was so enamoured of the sound that a composer was brought in to sample the sound and devise the ring tone. Text copyright © Beocentral. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.

In many other ways, the BeoCom 2 followed the pattern of operation set by the BeoCom 6000. A 200 number phone book was present and both Caller ID and number redial were available. Text copyright © Beocentral. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.

In common with BeoCom 6000, it was possible to control the volume of a B&O audio or video and both wall and table chargers were available. Text copyright © Beocentral. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.

The initial stand alone phone had the base station built into the charger but the later models had a separate base which could be either PSTN or ISDN. The early models could be updated by B&O dealers. Text copyright © Beocentral. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.

Destined to become a B&O classic, BeoCom 2 was an inspired design and attracted a large number of consumers into B&O outlets who could then be exposed to the full B&O brand. Text copyright © Beocentral. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.

Finishes/colours

 2001200220032004200520062007200820092010
Aluminium1 
Black1 
Blue1 
Grey1 
Yellow1 
White2      
Aluminium2         
Black2         
Blue2         
Grey2         
Red2         
Yellow2         
 2011201220132014201520162017
Aluminium1       
Black1       
Blue1       
Grey1       
Yellow1       
White2
Aluminium2
Black2
Blue2
Grey2
Red2
Yellow2

NOTE 1: Matt finish

NOTE 2: Shiny finish

Prices

2002£4501
2003£5401
2004£5401
2005£4352
2006£4752
2007£4302
2008£4902
2009£5452
2010£5452

NOTE 1: with DECT base unit/charger

NOTE 2: handset and charger

Further Reading