Libratone Zipp 2 and Zipp 2 Mini land in the US with Alexa built in

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Alexa-powered Zipp 2 speakers land
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Libratone has launched a new pair of Alexa-powered Bluetooth speakers in the US – the Zipp 2 and Zipp 2 Mini.

The pair are the first Alexa speakers from Libratone – but there’s a lot more going on here. As well as voice control via Alexa, there’s also AirPlay 2 on board, for seamless connection from iDevices including the Apple Watch. That also means voice control of your music via Siri (from your Apple device) for those who just love voice assistants - and AirPlay 2 is set up from within the companion app.

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In terms of speaker quality, the design offers 360 Fullroom sound (which unsurprisingly pushes out music in all directions) as well as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, which you’ll need for that AirPlay 2 goodness. It’s fully wireless and you’ll get 10 hours of playback on a single charge.

The Zipp 2 and Zipp 2 Mini will be available in North America from 13 March. The beefy Zipp 2 costs $299 while the Zipp Mini is $249.

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