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The LIBRATONE ZIP Website HERE - UK website
Its a great portable speaker with its own inbuilt battery for Batt life approx. 10hours
WiFi dual band 2.4 GHz & 5 GHz, IEEE 802.11 b/g/n compatible
3.5 mm mini-jack (analogue)
USB play in, USB charge out
Bluetooth 4.0 aptX
- Its not cheap. But this is certainly a case of you get what you pay for.
- its a tad heavy for its size, but not really bothered us.
- No integrated Alexa (but can be paired with a device with alexa for basic functionality)
- And most importantly, it really has amazing sound for the size of the speaker. Its 360 degree sound is very powerful with amazing base for a small (ish) speaker. Other great notes on its sound is that there is almost no distortion even when putting the volume to full.
- Control everything on your handheld device (volume, stations etc)
- Wifi and blue tooth you can hook it up to whatever, wherever you like
- Its not limited to certain music apps. Unlike some speakers you have to have an account to certain music apps to use them. The Libratone Zipp will play anything that your device can play. Internet, movies, youtube etc.
- for the fashionistas of the world, you can change the colour of the case.
- it also has a microphone if paired to your phone and can do handsfree calls.
We have owned this for a while now. And whilst I “umm’d and ahhhh’d” over its pricing for a while. We took the plunge and have not regretted it. Extensive review searching put this in the expensive middle category by almost all said the quality of sound was the best in its class. I can’t disagree with this sentiment. The sound for this size of speaker is superb.
Whilst not as loud as some speakers of similar size, the fact it can hold such superb sound all the way up is a true testament to its quality. But to be honest, its not quiet. We don’t have ours on much over half way when outdoors, so it has excellent volume. Inside the house it usually sits at a quarter for single room listening.
You can pair up more than one if you want to fill upstairs and downstairs + outside as well.
Its a heavy beast with a rubberised non slip foot. Simple one touch interface on top with the ability to un-zip its cover and change its colour to suit your needs.
It really is a good quality gift, I love it, my wife loves it and if there comes a need to get another one (we really don’t need another one) I wouldn’t hesitate to get another.
4.5 star product. Its the best you can get for the price and size category. It looses half a star for not having integrated Alexa, though you can pair an alexa device to it (like an echo) or your phone for basic alexa commands.