Using a “FullRoom technology” that disperses sound in 360-degrees surrounding the speaker, you get the same experience listening to tunes on one side as you do on the other, and are literally surrounded with sound. There’s no “sweet spot” with the Zipp like you find with other speakers on the market.
PlayDirect works in conjunction with AirPlay technology and creates a direct Wi-Fi connection between the speaker and any compatible device. Transmitting the audio this way also allows it to maintain a CD-quality sound, so you’re getting better quality audio than you might be able to achieve with a Bluetooth speaker.
Volume up Top
Volume controls for the Zipp are located on the top of the device
The Zipp has inputs for AirPlay, PlayDirect, USB audio and iPhone charging, and a 3.5-mm audio minijack for analog sound.
4-8 Hours of Battery Life
The Zipp can run for four hours playing tunes over Wi-Fi with its built-in battery, and 8 hours if you’re using a line in to get your tunes to the speaker. It can also be plugged into a power outlet for times when you need to rock out a little longer.
The Zipp has a leather handle that can be rotated up for carrying and exposing inputs for the speaker.
Removable Wool Covers
The covers on the Zipp zip off, and can be replaced with a different color.
Available in October
The Libratone Zipp will be available at the end of October. A version of the speaker with either a red or grey zip cover will be sold exclusively in Apple Stores for $399. Another version containing three covers will be available for $449 online and at a number of retailers, with additional sleeves running $50 each.