Zeppelin-Bowers & Wilkins 25.2 inch Wonder
Are you a music aficionado? Even if you are not, and you listen to music just casually, try using the Bowers & Wilkins (B&W) Zeppelin, the iPod docking station. Be assured that anyone with even the slightest of interest in music can not remain unaffected by this amazingly blissful iPod speaker.
Recently my sister bought one for her plush hall which reminded me to revisit this extraordinary gadget which was awarded Gold International Design Excellence Award (2008-2009)! Won’t you too like to mount it up on one of the walls and flaunt the multipurpose device? It has a 360 degree view of exquisite design and visual appeal.
Design Defines its Excellence
Zeppelin is cleverly designed as an oblong beauty with tapering ends supporting the sound acoustic principles. By reducing the cabinet size, the sound does not resound within, rather gets dispersed widely. The size of the tweeters is kept small deliberately for the tiny high frequency waves to disperse over wider area.
The iPod dock port or the arm, used to place the iPod on Zeppelin, is designed to compliment the iPod’s interface. You can easily hold the iPod in your hand as if it were not docked at all!
Compatible Multipurpose Speakers
B&W Zeppelin gels well with all latest iPod models, and works with and recharges iPhones too. Infact, when iPod is docked on to Zeppelin, a new menu becomes visible on the iPod called ‘Speakers’ through which you can decide upon the bass levels and hence place the speakers anywhere in the room.
You can also enhance the sound from your TV by connecting the TV sound to either Zeppelin’s optical digital input or stereo analogue inputs.
To improve the sonics of your TV you can directly stream video from the iPod to your TV. You can use Zeppelin to play your own videos or those downloaded from the iTunes, on your TV.
You can use the technology backed Zeppelin even if you don’t have an iPod. Yes! You can connect any MP3 player and just enjoy the nearly-original sound coming out of the Zeppelin. What more can you ask for when you can stream music directly from the hard disk of your computer on to the Zeppelin.
Bowers and Wilkins’ efforts have reaped long term benefits as even today Zeppelin is a hot favorite amongst music lovers who enjoy the nuances of the refined tracks.