We’ve featured HannSpree’s quirky/retro TVs previously, especially the eye-catching models launched at this year’s CES. The one downside is the company’s slow movement into the European market – but all that could be about to change with new product launches and a new European flagship store.
The Taiwanese company opened European offices at the start of the year, focusing on developing distribution deals. Sets are now available in 17 European countries, predominantly with small independent retailers. However, the company does have a flagship store opening later this month – albeit in Luxembourg and we’ll hopefully see an online retail outlet for the European market like the one in the US. In the meantime, you’ll have to dig around to find the company’s latest models – the zoo series TVs (pictured).
Aimed squarely at the children’s market, The 9.6-inch LCD screens have a soft plush cover featuring a giraffe or elephant, followed by a monkey, dog, lion, sheep and zebra later this year. The soft covers are removeable and washable and as they’re aimed at children, the control buttons are suitably oversized.
Expect to pay around £180 for the zoo series sets. We’ll have more on HannSpree and the rest of their European range very soon.