Excerpt: You’ve probably seen Libratone’s speakers on display in Apple’s retail stores. They’re the visually striking, fabric-covered things that look like little sculptures.
Pros: Best example so far of Libratone’s design chops. Sound is great for modest parties in medium-size rooms. AirPlay setup and use is as easy as it gets on an established Wi-Fi connection. Decent battery life.
Cons: The cost is a put-off. PlayDirect works, but setting up internet streaming is an annoyance. If you rely on Spotify or Pandora and plan to take the Zipp to the beach, consider carefully.