Libratone’s Airplay-enabled Live and Lounge now available in the US

libratones airplay enabled live and lounge now available in the us libratone family 1

While Libratone hasn’t made its way into the big-name players ring of home theater in the states quite yet, the high-end audio-maker has been successful in Europe thanks to its stylish designs and quality sound components. The brand is establishing itself in the states by releasing two Apple Airplay-enabled sound units today, both of which offer style, convenience, and sound quality to beat. The Libratone Lounge ($1,299) and Libratone Live ($699) are both available in the US today with full Airplay integration, meaning users can easily stream tunes from their iTunes libraries on Mac or PC as well as access songs stored on their iPod, iPhone, or iPad via a WiFi network. 

The Libratone Lounge is a larger unit that is designed to be used a full sound system in your living room, giving you 360-degree sound when placed near a wall. High-end components like ribbon-based tweeters combined with digital signal processing and digital amplification ensures superior sound, even from only the single speaker unit. The Lounge has a full power of 150W and measures 40-inches long — perfectly sized to fit under your TV. 

The Libratone Live is a smaller and more portable unit, hence the helpful handle attached to the side. This model has all the same high-end components and acoustic principles as the Lounge, but comes in a more versatile form. Because the unit now uses wireless Airplay technology, users can pick up the speaker (it weighs 14-lbs) and move it to any room in the house where they want quality sound. 

Both models feature the signature Scandinavian-influenced Libratone design, consisting of sleek forms wrapped in cashmere wool with chrome and wood accents. The speaker units are available in several different colors to match almost any home decor. The new Airplay-enabled Libratone speakers are available at select Apple stores starting today. 

Computing

Mac Mini and MacBook Air 2018 hit Apple refurbished store in U.S.

Apple is now selling refurbished versions of its MacBook Air and Mac Mini refreshes from 2018. Although the savings aren't astronomical, they can be a good way to get the latest hardware for cheaper than you might expect.
Home Theater

Still listening on tinny, muffled TV speakers? Try one of our favorite soundbars

You no longer have to sacrifice sound for size when selecting home audio equipment. Check out our picks for the best soundbars, whether you're looking for budget options, pure power, smarts, or tons of features.
Home Theater

Throw away those EarPods -- we dug up the best headphones in every style

Trolling the internet for hours to find headphones is no way to live. Instead, leverage our expertise and experience to find the best headphones for you. Here are our 10 favorites.
Home Theater

From the Roku Ultra to the Fire TV Cube, these are the best streaming devices

There are more options for media streamers than ever, so it’s more difficult to pick the best option. But that’s why we're here. Our curated list of the best streaming devices will get you online in no time.
Smart Home

Ring adds color night vision to wired security devices and HDR to wireless ones

Ring rolled out color night vision to its wired security products with cameras such as the Spotlight Cam Wired. At the same time, Ring added HDR control to its battery-powered security devices including the Video Doorbell 2.
Mobile

These 13 gadgets walk a fine line between ingenious and insane

The annual avalanche of devices and gadgets is astounding, but how many will succeed? A few are destined to spark new trends, while the majority fade deservedly into obscurity. We look at some gadgets on the border of brilliant and bonkers.
Product Review

From tables to porches, Ring's Stick Up Cam watches wherever you want

Ring’s latest home security camera offers more versatility than ever before, with the ability to mount it, set it on a table, or put it inside or outside. We got a chance to test it out. Here’s how it went.
Smart Home

Check out the largest pools in the world - and how you can get there

From Egypt to Singapore to California, here's a pictorial breakdown of some of the biggest and largest pools in the world. Many of these pools are so big that you can even kayak and windsurf on them.
Smart Home

Consumer groups call out retailers in a bid for better IoT security

Consumer groups posted a "Dear retailer" letter on February 12 that called out Walmart, Best Buy, Amazon, and Target, shaming the companies for selling insecure smart home devices.
Deals

The best Presidents’ Day sales 2019: Amazon, Walmart, Dell, and more

Presidents' Day sales are a great chance to score electronics, clothing, home and office stuff, and other goodies at a discount. We’ve smoked out a large handful of the best of these Presidents' Day deals, from tech to bedding, to help…
Deals

Walmart drops a killer Instant Pot deal for Presidents’ Day weekend

With the Walmart Presidents' Day sale going on right now, you can actually pick up the Instant Pot Lux60 6-quart programmable pressure cooker for just $69 -- $30 off its normal price.
Smart Home

Walmart slashes prices on Google Home during its Presidents’ Day sale

Walmart slashes prices on Google Home during its Presidents' Day sale. Whether you're taking your first step in configuring a smart home or expanding to every room, Walmart has excellent sale prices for all the key components.
Deals

Walmart Presidents’ Day sale: Instant Pot, Google Home, and 4K TV deals

Presidents' Day weekend is one of the best times of the year to find deep discounts on 4K TVs, laptops, Instant Pots, clothes, mattresses, and furniture. And Walmart is offering deals on all of those things and more.
Product Review

Ring Video Doorbell 2 is the simplest entry into a smarter doorway

The Ring Video Doorbell 2 may lack the style and sophistication of premium door-dingers, but few can match its simplicity and versatility. The device, available in both wired and wireless configurations, is easy to set up and adds instant…