Featuring an exclusive matte black base, the new ZIPP Nordic Black expands the Danish lifestyle brand’s extensive ecosystem of ZIPP wireless speakers for the home
9th January 2017 (Copenhagen, Denmark) - Award winning audio company, Libratone, has today announced the launch of Nordic Black to its range of base colours, catering to a request by users who prefer the darker things in life. The ZIPP Nordic Black features a set of new ZIPP functions, including direct control of Spotify playlists – right from the speaker – offering users even more freedom to choose how they play their music. Libratone’s iconic Scandinavian designs, rich Fullroom™ sound and excellent user experience continues with the new ZIPP Nordic Black which will be available in March 2017 from Libratone.com and selected retailers at £219.
Libratone CEO Jan McNair explains:, “We have always taken pride in our unique design heritage. Adding matte black to our selection of base colours caters to our users who love the design and functionality of our speakers and have an interior or personal style that’s just better suited to black.” Libratone was the first speaker company to cut speakers loose from the corners of the room and use soft fabrics and interesting colours to allow their users more freedom of choice. “The ZIPP Nordic Black perfectly extends our offering,” McNair continues.
Now on board: Instant access to Spotify Playlists
The introduction of ZIPP Nordic Black comes with a new software update for all Libratone ZIPPs. This brings a range of new features, such as Spotify Favourites, which enables Spotify Premium users to store any five playlists directly on the ZIPP and control them via the ZIPP touch interface – no need for your phone, tablet or other device. A new Sleep Timer lets you decide down to the minute, when the speaker should stop playing and power down for the night. The new Standby Mode automatically powers the ZIPP down after 30 minutes of no action, turning off lights, amps and audio cues to reduce power consumption. Users can also hit play on a smartphone or touch the ZIPP and it comes back to life in an instant.
All existing ZIPP speakers can be updated free of charge via the Libratone App with the new features and upgrades. “This makes the ZIPP a dynamic technology purchase,” says McNair. “And perfect for building a sprawling Multi-Room system, one speaker at a time.”
Expanding the ZIPP ecosystem
The ZIPP Nordic Black joins an already extensive ecosystem that includes the ZIPP and ZIPP MINI, which have a durable white base and Libratone’s Cool Weave fabric, and the ZIPP Copenhagen Edition featuring an exclusive aluminium base and Italian wool covers. All Libratone covers are interchangeable between the different bases and there are 12 colours to choose from.
The new black base brings the number of possible combinations of base, cover and handles to over 70 – giving users an ever-expanding freedom to choose.
Libratone is on a mission to liberate sound and to expand peoples’ experiences with music in the era of streaming. Founded in 2009, Libratone is one of the first audio companies to consider the aesthetics of speakers – to move them out of the corner of the room and into the centre and onward, for the consumer on the move. Designed in Denmark, Libratone creates high performing sound refined through plush fabrics for a warmer, brighter listening experience. In 2014, the company welcomed Chinese investment and technological insight, enabling an unprecedented technological leap forward. The 2015 launch of SoundSpaces and the new ZIPP family is the first launch under the new ownership and marks a refresh of the Libratone brand.
Libratone’s headquater is based in Copenhagen, and regional offices are located in Santa Clara (US) and Beijing (China).