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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.

Description

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.

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

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

Availability

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Sep. 13, 2012
  • Price at launch: $299.95
  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Sep. 13, 2012
  • Price at launch: $349.95
  • 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

Hardware

  • Width: 9.6 inches
  • Depth: 1.9 inches
  • Height: 5.1 inches
  • Weight: 2.9 pounds
  • Color: Black, Silver
  • Width: 12 inches
  • Depth: 4 inches
  • Height: 6.75 inches
  • 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

Speaker(s)

  • 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)

Connectivity

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

Power

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