B&W Zeppelin Mini Speakers for iPod Video
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Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Mini Review
The good: Decent sound from a compact, single-speaker; elegant design; simple to operate; dock swivels so you can watch videos on your iPod or iPhone; GSM shielded for iPhones; USB connection for synching your iPod or iPhone with iTunes on your PC and upgrading firmware.
The bad: Fairly expensive; no radio or other additional features; doesn't work with several early iPod models; bass is thin.
The bottom line: While the B&W Zeppelin Mini's sound didn't blow us away, this stylish, compact iPod/iPhone speaker is appealing for its size, swiveling dock, and decent performance.
Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Mini Specs
Manufacturer: Bowers & Wilkins
Part number: Zeppelin Mini
- Product Specifications