B&W Zeppelin Mini

Review: Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Mini

I invite you to take a look at the Bowers & Wilkins (B & W) Zeppelin Mini (left). I think that says it all.

However, for a more technologically correct and analytical review/breakdown, I suppose you could read on.

In today’s ever-advancing modern world of sleek, black, and silver status-defining gadgets, design and style seem to be among the top interests for prospective buyers. Well, if you’ve seen a photo of the Zeppelin Mini, then you would have noticed right off the bat its appealing, curvaceous shape, and subtle, yet royal shine that allow it to sit prominently on any shelf or desk and still look stunning. But buyer beware, we mustn’t be fooled by such tempting outer-beauty, as “bell, book, and candle shall not drive [you] back/ when gold and silver becks [you] to come on” (William Shakespeare). Thus, we must look for inner-beauty. And look we shall:

The Breakdown:

– Brand: Bowers and Wilkins (B&W) Website

– Name: Zeppelin Mini

– Price: $399.95 USD

-Warranty: 2 years limited

-Color: Aluminum/Black

– Intended for: Compact music speaker: spec. iPods (all), iPhone

– Materials: Black cloth, etc.

– Components: The speakers, power supply, cradle for docking, remote control (battery included)

– Size: (HxWxD) 6.8 x 12.6 x 4.0 in. Weight: 4.85 lbs.

Point-Scaled Grading

For reviewal of all products by The Real Mac Genius.com, a point-scale grading system is used to cover each individual aspect of the product. Said grades on varying scales are then weighed to determine a final score, which is then translated to an overall grade, as follows:

Style: 1-25 Given: 24
Price: 1-15 Given: 12
Quality materials: 1-15 Given: 15
Brand name: 1-10 Given: 9
Modern technologies: 1-15 Given: 15
Compatibility: 1-15 Given: 11
Ease of use: 1-5 Given: 5

OVERALL: 91/100 A-
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Continued Evaluation

Zeppelin Mini boasts incredible sound quality with great mixing and perfect, understated bass. Honestly, the primary issue I had with the Mini was minuscule. It doesn’t come with cradles for any of the iPods except for the Touches. But, all other iPods still work, so its no big deal. The iPod docks in a rotating arm, which allows for browsing music in cover flow as well as standard mode. The size of the mini is more convenient than that of the regular Zeppelin, and still easily fills a room or small apartment with high-quality sound, all at a much lower price than the regular Zeppelin. Overall, we have awarded the Zeppelin Mini an “A-” based on its diverse and well-rounded qualities.

So, it turns out that with this particular shiny object, the buyer needs not beware: The Bowers and Wilkins Zeppelin Mini has both outer-beauty and inner-beauty, making it a great buy and worth the price. Happy Listening!

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