Zeppelin Air 1
Zeppelin Air
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  • Rated 5 stars
  • Spectacular

  • Zeppelin Air
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  • Last modified: Sep 9, 2013

Review Summary:

Pros: Beautifully designed – probably the most interesting looking wireless speaker. Supreme audio technology. Can be used to connect any iOS or Mac OS device.
Cons: A somewhat confusing initial set-up, but you can watch video tutorials which will explain the procedure.

Zeppelin Air 1Bowers & Wilkins is a well-known British company with expertise in audio technologies. It’s founded over 50 years ago, but it became internationally popular during the last couple of years thanks to its quality hi-fi systems made for Apple devices. Perhaps the best known flagship product of B&W is Zeppelin, a docking station with speakers for your iPhone which features incredible design and supreme audio technology. This product has been recently updated and now features even more interesting technologies which broadens up its possible usage. Updated version is called Zeppelin Air, and you can find it at most Apple stores as well as at the online Apple store.

Zeppelin Air is actually a wireless speaker, which still comes with a dock for your iOS device. It’s beautifully designed and features elegant lines and streamlined shape. It could be said that this is the most beautiful wireless speaker we’ve ever seen. Design actually matches the previous version, while the internal components are updated. Even before, sound quality was supreme. It’s real enjoyment to listen to music or gameplay sound or a sound of a movie while you watch it on your iPad. Its elongated shape resembles a piece of art, so you’ll surely want to place it on a visible point where it can fill up the room with beautiful sounds.

Zeppelin Air 2

As you can see, Zeppelin Air is a wireless speaker which means that it can be used to connect any iOS device (iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches) as well as you Mac, which is a vast improvement over the previous version. It uses Apple’s AirPlay technology which is special because it streams music without any quality loss, so you’ll most probably want to use Apple’s lossless audio technology. It also works seamlessly with a lot of 3rd party music applications like Last.fm, Pandora and Spotify. It really features supreme audio technology, as advertised, so you surely won’t be disappointed.

Zeppelin Air 3

In order to use your new Zeppelin Air, you’ll have to set it up first. This can be a little bit tricky for a technology newbies, even though Bowers & Wilkins’ website has a video tutorial to simplify the process. In other words, you’ll first have to plug your Zeppelin Air to your computer via Ethernet cable in order to set up a name for your new speaker and the set up a network which will be used to stream music. Since MacBook Air doesn’t feature an Ethernet port, you’ll need to follow specially made tutorial, but the process of set up should still take only a few minutes. After that, all you need to do is to use Apple’s AirPlay to play a music.

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