As creative director and cofounder of Designit Munich, Copenhagen-based Kristian Krøyer spent 10 years working with design and electronics brands including LG, Bang & Olufsen, Hitachi, Philips and JBL before joining Libratone, an audio company whose products combine wireless technology, hi-fi quality and Scandinavian design. The Libratone Zipp Speaker (2012) streams music wirelessly from your iPad, iPhone, iPod touch or Mac/PC using Apple’s AirPlay technology or from PlayDirect, which connects directly to an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch without a Wi-Fi network. Libratone’s patent-pending FullRoom™ technology provides 360-degree sound, much like an acoustic instrument, with a Libratone app available for download that allows fine-tuning. High-end features such as digital signal processing, digital amplification and ribbon-based tweeters provide premium output from a sleek enclosure covered in a removable Italian wool sleeve, available in several vivid colors. Inputs: AirPlay, PlayDirect or 3.5mm audio minijack for analog or optical digital sound. Frequency range: 60–20,000Hz. Max output: 96 dB. Made in Indonesia.
The Libratone Zipp generates 60 watts of total output from three amplified speakers: one 4" woofer and two 1" ribbon-based tweeters.
This compact unit can be moved with ease due to its portable design and leather handle.
Zipp comes complete with three sleeves: Classic includes pepper black, petrol blue and raspberry red; Funky includes pepper black, passion pink and pineapple yellow.
Purchase additional sleeves to add varied color accents to your rooms.
Zipp was nominated for an Innovations Award in the Personal Electronics category at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show.
Plastic body; leather handle; Italian wool sleeve.