We've always loved the sculptural aesthetic of Bowers & Wilkins's Zeppelin iPod dock, but some were put off by the size, calling it over-sized and intrusive. After hearing these complaints, they've gone and taken their iconic blimp design (..okay, zeppelin) and shrunken it down a few notches, keeping their distinct design while maintaining that same B&W audio excellence they've always been known for.
Along with the high-style and a smaller footprint, the price has also fortunately gone down as well from that intimidating original $600 price tag for the original B&W Zeppelin to a friendlier, less-BMW-priced-esque $399.
Aside from the standard functions as an iPod speaker dock, the B&W Zeppelin Mini also comes with the ability to connect your iPod or iPhone to your Mac or PC via USB connectivity. Additionally, the cradle allows for both landscape and portrait orientations, which makes it perfect for those of you who've gone and purchased the Flip Clock iPhone app we featured a while back.
No word on release date, but we assume sometime very, very soon.