Libratone today introduced the Loop, a wall-mountable or table-top wireless speaker with unique kickstand. As with the rest of the Libratone product family, Loop works wirelessly with iPad, iPhone and Android or Mac/PC, enabling sound through AirPlay or DNLA; the speaker also can be used without a Wi-Fi network router through Libratone’s patented PlayDirect technology. Loop also can stream wirelessly from Internet radio stations and services such as Pandora and Spotify, as well as integrating with TVs and other home entertainment systems. Sound sources, volume and other controls can be easily managed through the Libratone app.
Libratone Loop is a versatile speaker, offering multiple placement and mounting options. Standing on a shelf, the floor or a table, Loop is both a powerful sound source and an objet d’art. Mounted on the wall with a few quick turns of the screwdriver, Loop is out of the way but not easily ignored, an additional wall décor element that complements the room.
Additionally, the Libratone Loop is dressed in Italian wool covers that are quick and easy to change. Standard colors include Pepper Black, Slate Grey and Raspberry Red. Extra covers are sold separately in a variety of vivid colors to suit all tastes and interiors.
The sleek, circular shape of Libratone’s latest brings soft elegance into any room, complementing the predominant sharp edges of shelves, picture frames, TV screens and other furniture in many people’s homes.
“The play on geometric shapes is what characterizes Libratone’s design. Having a rectangular Lounge, a triangular Live and a cylindrical Zipp, the natural next step was a circular speaker like the Libratone Loop,” noted Libratone Creative Director Kristian Kroyer. “It’s lightweight, but delivers a superior audio performance precisely because of its round shape. It represents simplicity, elegant minimalism, craftsmanship and the fusion of form and function.”
The Libratone Loop provides all the convenience and freedom of wireless music without compromising on sound quality. The built-in Digital Signal Processing and Digital Amplification along with ribbon-based tweeters provide a crystal-clear FullRoom stereo sound experience. The round shape of the speaker specifically supports FullRoom technology by bouncing sound off the walls and dispersing them in every direction in the room.
Price and Availability
The Libratone Loop is now available for pre-order in Pepper Black, Salty Grey or Raspberry Red, will be available at select flagship Apple Stores and Apple Online as well as selected retailers mid October 2013 for $499.95.
Extra covers in colors including Pineapple Yellow, Passion Pink, Plum Purple, Petrol Blue and Icy Blue are sold separately in retail and online this fall for $59.95.