Audio May 27, 2020
The first thing you will notice about the Zipp Mini 2 is the chunky zip running around the bottom of the device, is it storage, is it some clever way to switch it on, no it is simply a way to remove the cover if you fancy a change of colour (Frosty Grey, Stormy Black, Cranberry Red and Pine Green), with the extra covers being sold separately most people probably won’t bother buying new ones.
Saying that, the zip looks quirky, making this portable Bluetooth speaker stand out from the crowd, the Mini 2 is smaller than its big brother but you probably wouldn’t call it mini if you didn’t know there was a bigger version. With dimensions of 22.4 cm high and 10 cm wide and weighing 1.1kg it isn’t tiny, but it is still easily portable, there is a durable handle for ease of carrying or attaching it to a bag or tent.
The rechargeable battery offers 12 hours of playback and can be quickly connected through WiFi or Bluetooth, it works with AirPlay 2, Spotify Connect and more. The Zipp Mini 2 also has a far-field mic array with 3 mics built in that lets you interact with Alexa, this means you can control your music, check the weather, control smart home devices, all without getting up off your backside, brilliant.
The new audio tuning and enhanced acoustic system easily fills up a room with 360 degrees of sound, this compact speaker gets loud. The Mini 2 is multi-room compatible with SoundSpace Link, you can save and play five playlists or radio stations with a tap when your ZIPP MINI 2 is connected to WiFi and the automatic room EQ will adjust for optimal sound, no matter the position or placement.
The top of the speaker is a multifunctional touch control that lets you intuitively adjust the volume, play, pause and skip tracks forward/back. The sound quality has a punchy bass, detailed mid tones and clear high tones, however, at high volumes those mid and high tones can become a little jumbled together, although for the most part the audio is really enjoyable. The Libratone Zipp Mini 2 is a great party speaker, ideal for outside gatherings, camping or kitchen festivities, the loud volume, great look and additional features makes this an entertaining and versatile speaker. RRP £229
- Stylish design
- Loud volumes
- Strong bass
- Built in Alexa
- Intuitive touch interface
- Battery life could be longer
- Different covers not included