Libratone intros “Zipp” portable 360 degree airplay speaker- Coming Oct. @ $399


Today, Danish audio company Libratone introduced the Zipp wireless speaker – which represents the first use of Apple’s AirPlay technology in a peer-to-peer implementation in an innovation called “DirectPlay”. Compatible with iOS devices (like the iPhone or iPod) as well as Macs and PCs running iTunes, this $399 portable speaker brings the engineering prowess of Libratone – known for speakers costing well over $1000 – to a compact, portable device that delivers clear lossless sound virtually anywhere.
Along with this world’s first use of DirectPlay technology, allowing it to deliver sound unlike any other wireless speaker at any price point, the Libratone Zipp differentiates itself from the crowd with no-compromise features including:

  • A true digital amplifier that amplifies the exact sound that the artist created – not just approximation like cheaper analog amplifiers.
  • A dipole design and dual ribbon tweeters for crisp 360 degree “FullRoom” sound.
  • Plug-in and battery powered for use both in home and on-the-go.
  • Easy setup – out of the box to playing FullRoom 360 degree sound in less than a minute.
  • Minimal, but beautiful Danish design with easily changeable genuine Italian wool wraps to blend with any decor and eliminate the “big black plastic box” eyesore that most speakers bring to an otherwise tasteful room.

And all of this in a package about the size of a roll of paper towels! Libratone Zipp dressed in Salty Grey or Raspberry Red is sold exclusively at Apple Stores and Apple Online from October 2012 and retails for $399.The Libratone collection boxes are sold broadly in retail and online from October 2012 and retails for $449.I Can’t wait to try these out  with my iPhone 5