Libratone ZIPP – A New Wireless Compact Speaker

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There are lots of wireless speakers on the market, but most are mid to low end in terms of quality and price.

So its nice to see a slightly more discerning wireless speaker in the form of the Libratone Zipp. It’s not cheap at around £370 but you get a lot of features for your money, and their company ethos “wireless technology, hi-fi quality, and Scandinavian design – in one sound source” seems solid.

The Zipp, so named because of it’s interchangeable coloured covers, that ‘zip’ into place, is a cylindrical speaker that stands upright and emits sound in a 360° pattern all around it.

Inside it has 2 x 1″ ribbon tweeters and an active 4″ bass driver, all coupled to a Digital Signal Processor and Digital Amplifier.

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Just about every connection method you can dream of us supported, physically there is a USB connector and a 3.5mm audio jack. Wireless connections include DLNA, Apple AirPlay, and PlayDirect meaning you can connect practically anything to this speaker and enjoy.

The Zipp contains a rechargeable battery which will power it for between 4-6 hours playtime, or you can just plug it into the mains directly. For ease of transport, there is also a handy leather carry handle at the top.

>> Buy the Libratone Zipp from Amazon.co.uk or the Apple UK Store

This post was written by Rob Gordon, an IT geek, gadget lover and blogger. Rob has been using the internets since 1994 when the only streaming video was that coffee pot in Cambridge (rip).... Follow Rob on Twitter - @robgordon - about.me/robgordonuk

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