The striking looking and powerful sounding Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin iPod dock has been with us for two years now. Time enough for a sequel – the Zeppelin Mini.

The Zeppelin Mini has a very different look to the Zeppelin. It’s smaller, for one. It also has a more moveable docking arm, which you can in the picture above. The iPod can sit in the dock vertically, or, pulling the docking arm out, the iPod can be turned to horizontal, allowing you to see and easily access the Cover Flow feature of the iPod.

In addition to being an iPod dock, you’re also able to grab music from your computer – Mac or PC – and stream music via the Zeppelin Mini’s USB port.

Features

  • Digital Signal Processing (DSP)
  • Digital amplifier
  • Switch mode power supply
  • Rotating Arm for cover flow operation
  • Flow port
  • USB streaming from PC/Mac
  • iPod/ iTunes sync
  • Remote control

Specifications

  • Drive units: 2x f75 mm (3.0 in) full range
  • Frequency range: -6dB at 38Hz and 20kHz
  • Amplifier power output: 2x18W
  • Power input voltage: 100V – 240V ac 50/60Hz on external power supply 16V DC on product
  • Rated power consumption: 15W
  • Standby power consumption: <0.8W
  • Inputs: 30-pin iPod connector, 3.5 mm mini jack analog. USB 2.0 for PC connection: streaming, synchronization & software upgrades.
  • Height: 200 mm free standing
  • Width: 320 mm
  • Depth: 100 mm free standing
  • Net weight: 2.5 kg
  • Grilles: Black cloth

Price and availability

The Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Mini will be available in late 2009, at an RRP of $599.95.