Libratone announces Zipp 2 and Zipp Mini 2 smart speakers with Alexa

Another IFA, another smart speaker announcement...

For years, Libratone’s Zipp wireless speakers have impressed not only with their full-bodied and entertaining 360-degree sound, but also their distinct clothed designs. So we can only hope the addition of new features (Amazon’s Alexa voice control, for one) in the new Zipp 2 (£279) and Zipp Mini 2 (£229) continue to take the range in the right direction.

Alexa functionality will enable users of the new Zipps to control music playback and Alexa-enabled smart home devices and ask for information such as the weather, through voice commands.

Like their predecessors, both new smart speakers also feature 360-degree ‘FullRoom’ sound, wi-fi and Bluetooth connectivity, in-app control and a very familiar modern aesthetic.

Support for Apple's AirPlay 2 enables the user to connect up to 10 compatible speakers in a multi-room environment, too, while their built-in battery allows for 12 hours of music playback from a single charge.

The Zipp 2 and Zipp Mini 2 will be available in a range of colours - including black and red - from October.


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Becky Roberts

Becky is the managing editor of What Hi-Fi? and, since her recent move to Melbourne, also the editor of Australian Hi-Fi magazine. During her 10+ years in the hi-fi industry, she has reviewed all manner of audio gear, from budget amplifiers to high-end speakers, and particularly specialises in headphones and head-fi devices. In her spare time, Becky can often be found running, watching Liverpool FC and horror movies, and hunting for gluten-free cake.