Bowers & Wilkins have lifted the covers off two wireless music systems today, the brand new Z2 and a revamped Zeppelin Air model. Both support Apple’s Wireless Airplay streaming standard, and include the new Lightning connector dock for the iPhone 5
Looking first at the Z2 (pictured above), it’ll be available in black and white and is the more compact of the two, supporting the latest generation iPhone, iPod touch and iPod nano devices, as well as older iOS kit including all iPads through its wireless streaming tech.
A curved metal grille lends the device a subtle design that should fit in almost anywhere around the house, while B&W’s proprietary Flowport tech helps the unit deliver satisfying bass.
The Z2 in black will launch in April, while the white version touches down in June. Both will cost £329.99.The refreshed Zeppelin Air is more or less identical to its predecessors, though now sports the Lightning connector dock rather than old-style 30-pin connector.
That blimp-like shape is still present, and with the circuitry and drivers from previous generations of the Zeppelin Air apparently left untouched, it looks set again to deliver solid audio performance.
The revamped Zeppelin Air will become available in June, priced at £499.99.
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By Gerald Lynch | March 19th, 2013