Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Wireless is a blimp-shaped speaker without the dock

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Bowers & Wilkins Apple-compatible Zeppelin speaker, with its large, bulbous shape, has seen a few revisions since it was first introduced in 2007. While it originally featured a dock for the then-ubiquitous iPod, the company’s latest model, the Zeppelin Wireless, ditches any form of wired or direct connection. The high-end speaker’s industrial design remains the same, but it now focuses on streaming audio with support for AirPlay, Spotify Connect, and Bluetooth aptX.

Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Wireless is a blimp-shaped speaker without the dock

With the removal of the dock, the blimp-shaped speaker now just features a smooth top, with three simple buttons for play/pause and volume. The Zeppelin Wireless is also controlled from an app for iOS, Android, Mac, and PC.

Bowers & Wilkins notes that this model isn’t just about exchanging the dock for full wireless compatibility, as the speaker enclosure has been overhauled to reduce vibration. The five-speaker set-up uses two tweeters, two mid-range drivers, and a 6.5-inch subwoofer, along with a 150 watt amplifier.

The Zeppelin Wireless is available today from Bowers & Wilkins’ website and will be hitting stores on October 15th. Priced at $700, the speaker certainly isn’t cheap, but as previous Zeppelin models have been highly praised, it may be appealing for audiophiles.

(slashgear.com)

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