New York, November 12, 2012 - Libratone today announces that it has been named an International CES Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Awards Honouree for Libratone Zipp.
Judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and members of the trade media to honour outstanding design and engineering, the Libratone Zipp was selected in the category "Personal Electronics" for presenting a technology and a product that embodies the industry's future -Libratone Zipp delivers the performance and convenience of AirPlay without the need for a Wi-Fi network and complicated setup thanks to Libratone's all-new PlayDirectTM technology.
"To be named an International CES Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Awards Honouree for Libratone Zipp is a big honour and the zenith of a fantastic reception of our new portable speaker - it promises well for 2013," says Tommy Andersen, CEO of Libratone
Libratone Zipp - no wires, no hassle, no compromise
With the battery-powered Libratone Zipp, you are able to take wireless high-end audio to the outside world, eliminating the need to be close to a wireless network. A full charge provides up to eight hours of playtime wired and up to four hours using the wireless connection.
The fashionable Libratone Zipp not only gives anyone the freedom of music anywhere, anytime, it also features changeable wool covers in eight vivid colours to suit all tastes and occasions. As with the rest of the Libratone product family, the Libratone Zipp works seamlessly with iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and Mac, as well as PC.
An exciting innovation developed especially for Libratone Zipp; PlayDirectTM technology makes it possible to stream music with or without the need for an in-home Wi-Fi network. This Libratone-only feature is an easy-to-use, ideal solution for picnics, camping trips and other outdoor activities.
PlayDirectTM works in conjunction with AirPlay technology, creating a direct Wi-Fi connection between the Libratone Zipp and any compatible device, such as an iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, or computer. Whether connected through Airplay or using PlayDirectTM, Libratone Zipp is immediately ready to deliver a high-quality audio experience.
Libratone Zipp will be displayed in The Venetian at the 2013 International CES, which runs January 8-11, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Stand 4806, iLounge North Hall.Honourees will also be displayed at CES Unveiled: The Official Press Event of the International CES from 4-7 p.m. on Sunday, January 6 in the South Seas Ballroom C at Mandalay Bay.
Pricing and Availability
Libratone Zipp dressed in Salty Grey or Raspberry Red is sold exclusively at Apple Stores and Apple Online from October 2012 and retails at £329.99
Libratone Zipp also comes in 3-pack-colour boxes with two extra wool zip-on covers included. The elegant 'Classic Color Collection' features Libratone Zipp in Pepper Black, Petrol Blue & Raspberry Red and the fresh 'Funky Color Collection' includes Pepper Black, Passion Pink & Pineapple Yellow covers. The Libratone collection boxes will be available from John Lewis, Dixons Travel and online from October 2012 and retails at £369.99.
Also available in the Libratone AirPlay family is Libratone Lounge, a true hi-fi replacement for your living room, and Libratone Live a versatile AirPlay speaker and winner of the CES Innovations 2012 Design and Engineering Award. Both speaker models will receive PlayDirect functionality through firmware updates in January 2013.
Libratone creates sound systems for today. That's it! Our approach is a three-headed beast: Wireless technology, hi-fi quality, and Scandinavian design - in one sound source.
Our goal is to add a new high-end audio dimension to the iPhone, iPad, iPod and computers worldwide and to deliver an alternative to clumsy stereo systems and the wire-havoc they wreak. All without compromising the sound experience.
The International CES is the world's largest consumer technology tradeshow, and have been recognising achievements in product design and engineering since 1976.
Products chosen as an Innovations honouree reflect innovative design and engineering of the entries. Examples may include the first time various technologies are combined in a single product or dramatic enhancements to previous product designs.