Nothing says “hey baby, how you doin’ ” quite like expensive, cutting edge-technology wrapped in luxurious wool. Libratone’s new AirPlay-equipped Live and Lounge speakers don’t just say it, they sing it. With a European accent.
The smaller of the two, the Live, runs $699 and stands upright for better insertion into cramped spaces; the larger Lounge, $1399, lays flat on the fllor. Both can be made even smoother with Italian Cashmere trappings for an extra $100.
Once you’ve got these babies set up you can download the free Libratone app, which automagically tailors the sound to fit the room, once you’ve told the app how and where you’ve set up the speakers. And if that doesn’t impress the chicks, you probably need to shower more.
When he was eight, Eli Milchman came home from frolicking in the Veld one day and was given an Atari 400. Since then, his fascination with technology has made him an intrepid early adopter of whatever charming new contraption crosses his path — which explains why he's Cult of Mac's test editor-at-large. He calls San Francisco home, where he works as a journalist and photographer. Eli has contributed to the pages of Wired.com and BIKE Magazine, among others. Hang with him on Twitter.