Libratone launches Nordic black version of ZIPP wireless speaker, new Spotify features

For those who like the darker things in life, Libratone launches the new Nordic black version of its ZIPP wireless speaker

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.

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.

Says Libratone CEO Jan McNair:
“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.”

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 .

The ZIPP Nordic Black features will be available from March 2017 from and selected retailers for £219.

Chris Price