The iconic Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin is back again and, much like its 2015 counterpart, it’s getting a tech refresh.
First made known to the market in 2007, the Zeppelin was initially released with an iPod dock which was then abandoned in its 2015 iteration. This year, Bowers & Wilkins still maintains the classic Zeppelin shape with internal upgrades that unlock modern connectivity and smart features.
Now equipped with aptX Adaptive Bluetooth, connecting to the speaker is easier than ever. There’s also AirPlay 2 support for Apple users.
The 2021 Zeppelin also now comes with Alexa built-in. The device does still retain its physical buttons in case you would prefer a more tangible way of operating it.
And, of course, this premium speaker can also be controlled via the Bowers & Wilkins Music app.
It’s also now upgradeable with an upcoming multiroom feature planned in 2022. Upon rollout of this feature, Zeppelin speakers will be able to communicate with each other to create a bigger and louder sound. Additionally, Spotify Connect is also supported and can provide high-quality sound.
As mentioned earlier, the Zeppelin retains its iconic blimp-shaped body and delivers sound through a dedicated left and right speaker mated to a large, central subwoofer. With 240W of amplification, the speakers should be able to provide a full and detailed audio experience.
And what’s a speaker in this age with no lights? The Zeppelin now also comes equipped with switchable, dimmable ambient light that gives off a halo effect when mounted on its stand.
It’s available in two finishes — midnight grey and pearl gray. The 2021 Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin speaker is available now for $799.