2006 BOWERS & WILKINS ZEPPELIN
In 2006, the idea of a premium ipod dock (and back then it meant a physical dock for your 30-pin connection) was so novel we reviewed the original B&W Zeppelin in the Temptations section of the magazine, where we feature high-end kit that’s beyond the dreams of most. £400 for an ipod dock? It still seems pretty
outlandish, but fortunately the Zeppelin set new standards for the previously humble dock in terms of both sound quality and decorative potency.
So of course there followed a raft of competitors, each seeking to up the ipod’s game. None of them looked like a Zeppelin though, and consequently none achieved the ongoing iconic status of the B&W.
“The Zeppelin set new standards for the humble dock” B&W Zeppelin