10 hottest products for Millennials – Libratone Zipp Mini
What is it?
Portable speakers are ten a penny – we’re expecting pound shops to start stocking them soon – but if you want something which doesn’t sound like a tinny radio from the 1970’s and actually does justice to your music you need to buy something different. The Libratone Zipp Mini is a Bluetooth-based wireless speaker which works brilliantly, has great sound, and looks awesome too.
Why should you buy it?
This is a crazily versatile speaker, as we’ve come to expect from those Scandinavian iconoclasts at Libratone. You can think of it as a rival to Sonos, with multi-room audio support if you buy more than one (and you will be tempted).
Connect it to your wireless network and it becomes an internet streaming radio: using the not terribly intuitive app, you can select up to five favourites and then select them directly using the touch-sensitive button on the top of the speaker. Or you can link it directly to your Spotify Premium account. Cleverly, there are very few places it can’t go either. The strap makes it easy to carry with you or hang up on a hook in the bathroom.
This is a real all-rounder, too, with SBC and aptX Bluetooth, Spotify Connect and AirPlay support, and while its sound quality isn’t the best you’ll ever here it’s still a fine, warm speaker. Its particular talent is down to the circular design, which means music plays evenly in all directions. No matter where you put this speaker, it will sound great.
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