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The Libratone Zipp is a portable AirPlay speaker that has a body wrapped in wool with a leather carrying handle attached. It has USB audio and charging support for iOS devices and connects to other players via 3.5mm line-in.


The Big Jambox by Jawbone is a Bluetooth stereo speaker that has a 33-foot wireless range and 15 hours of audio playback with its built-in rechargeable battery. It has integrated media control buttons, can be paired with two devices at the same time, and comes in different colors and relief patterns.

SoundLink Air is Bose's first AirPlay-enabled wireless speaker. It also includes Bluetooth connectivity and an IR remote.

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: October 2012
  • Price at launch: $399.00


  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: May. 15, 2012
  • Price at launch: $299.00
  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Sep. 13, 2012
  • Price at launch: $349.95
  • Width: 4.8 inches
  • Depth: 4.8 inches
  • Height: 10.2 inches
  • Weight: 4 pounds
  • Color: White, Purple, Pink, Red, Yellow, Black, Blue


  • Width: 10 inches
  • Depth: 3.1 inches
  • Height: 3.6 inches
  • Weight: 2.7 pounds
  • Color: Red, White, Black
  • Width: 12 inches
  • Depth: 4 inches
  • Height: 6.75 inches
  • Bass speaker(s): 1
  • Bass speaker size (diam.): 4 inches
  • Tweeter speaker(s): 2
  • Tweeter speaker size (diam.): 1 inches
  • Total speaker drivers: 3
  • Min. frequency response: 60 Hz
  • Max. frequency response: 20000 Hz
  • Max. output: 96 dB


  • Total speaker drivers: 2
  • USB: 1
  • 3.5mm stereo analog audio input(s): 1
  • Wireless streaming: AirPlay (Wi-Fi)


  • 3.5mm stereo analog audio input(s): 1
  • Wireless streaming: Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth profiles: A2DP, HFP, HSP
  • 3.5mm stereo analog audio input(s): 1
  • Wireless streaming: AirPlay (Wi-Fi), Bluetooth
  • Battery powered: Yes


  • Battery powered: Yes
  • Quoted use time: 15 hr
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