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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.

The Bose SoundLink II is a portable Bluetooth speaker system with a customizable integrated cover that folds back to serve as a stand and turns off the unit when it's closed. It has four mid-range drivers and two “waffled” passive radiators placed opposite each other to provide full-range bass performance without distortion or vibration.

The Play:3 wireless home speaker is part of the family of wireless audio products from Sonos. It features 3 speaker drivers and uses your home network (Wi-Fi or ethernet) to steam audio from a Mac or PC using SonosNet - a secure AES-encrypted, peer-to-peer wireless mesh network.

  • 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: $299.95
  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Jul. 20, 2011
  • Price at launch: $299.00

Also Known As...

  • Alias: SoundLink Bluetooth Mobile speaker II
  • 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: 9.6 inches
  • Depth: 1.9 inches
  • Height: 5.1 inches
  • Weight: 2.9 pounds
  • Color: Black, Silver
  • Width: 10.6 inches
  • Depth: 6.3 inches
  • Height: 5.2 inches
  • Weight: 5.71 pounds
  • Color: White / Gray, Black / Gray
  • 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
  • Mid-range speaker(s): 4
  • Mid-range speaker(s): 2
  • Mid-range speaker size (diam.): 3 inches
  • Tweeter speaker(s): 1
  • Total speaker drivers: 3
  • 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: Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth profiles: A2DP
  • Ethernet port(s): 1
  • Wireless streaming: Proprietary
  • Battery powered: Yes


  • Battery powered: Yes
  • Quoted use time: 15 hr
  • Battery powered: Yes
  • Quoted use time: 8 hr
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