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 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.
Introducing the Libratone ZIPP Nordic Black
Born in Denmark, the Libratone wireless speaker brand is world renown for its iconic Scandinavian designs, rich FullroomÔ sound, excellent user experience and unique colour and fabric palette. Now Libratone adds Nordic black to its range of base colours, catering to a request by users who prefer the darker things in life. The new Libratone ZIPP Nordic Black will be available in March 2017 on Libratone.com and selected retailers. It retails at €299 which is the same as the Nordic White Libratone ZIPP.
Libratone AS 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. And 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. Hit play on your phone 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.