Libratone has announced what it claims is the first and only device to deliver AirPlay connectivity without requiring a Wi-Fi network: the Libratone Zipp portable speaker.

Using the company’s new PlayDirect™ technology, the Libratone Zipp creates its own direct connection between any compatible device (such as an iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, or iTunes-equipped computer) making it a versatile addition to your next camping trip, beach party, or trudge through the woods. Stylish touches like a selection of fuzzy wool covers and a leather loop handle support this outdoorsy aesthetic, looking right at home alongside all of your camping gear and sporting paraphernalia.

From an output perspective, the Libratone Zipp features the company’s FullRoom™ technology, which arranges the 2.1 configuration to disperse sound in all directions through the unit’s single 4″ bass and pair of 1″ tweeters (for a total output of 60 Watts). A rechargeable battery should keep the tunes playing for four hours when streaming, and eight hours with a direct connection. Additional connectivity options include a USB port, and a 3.5 mm audio minijack for analog sound.

To keep things interesting, you can change up the look of your Libratone Zipp by slapping on a new Italian wool cover, available separately in a range of colors: Salty Grey, Pepper Black, Pineapple Yellow, Raspberry Red, Passion Pink, Plum Purple, Petrol Blue and Icy Blue.

Priced at $399, the Libratone Zipp will be available this October. For more info, check it out at Libratone.