2006 BOW­ERS & WILKINS ZEPPELIN

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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

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