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The Zeppelin Mini from B&W proves big things can come in small packages.

The Zeppelin Mini from B&W proves big things can come in small packages.

The Zeppelin from Bowers & Wilkins redefined what you could expect from an iPod speaker system. Two years and a huge collection of glowing reviews later, Zeppelin has a little brother, Zeppelin Mini, expected to reach stores in the next few weeks. Here’s what the folks at B&W say about it: “Its diminutive size hides a powerhouse that combines DSP technology with Bowers & Wilkins’ legendary dedication to true sound to produce a high-quality, room-filling performance. Zeppelin Mini also includes some major design advances.

Digital iPod connection: This allows Zeppelin Mini to bypass the analog output stage of any recent iPod, providing access to the best digital sound an iPod has to offer. It also has the advantage of allowing the iPod or iPhone to synch with iTunes on a computer.

USB Streaming: Music can be streamed direct from a PC or Mac via the USB socket, meaning that any computer system can benefit from the improved sound quality offered by Zeppelin Mini.

Rotating Arm: The Mini features a dock that can be effortlessly rotated through 90 degrees in order to access Apple’s Cover Flow system or watch videos and enhanced podcasts.

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