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 “Funky” sleeves: passion pink, pepper black and pineapple yellow.
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.