Unboxing B&W Zeppelin Air

Unboxing photos of the amazing Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air. These are photos of the unboxing. Will also share AirPlay set up and other interesting stuff for this AirPlay-ready iPod/iPhone Wireless AirPlay Speaker Dock !

Initially, I actually wanted to buy a Sonos Play 5 but ended up having this as I decided I do want to be able to do AirPlay from my iPhone or iPad (and other applications in the iPhone and iPad such as Synology Audio Station). The Sonos is very beautiful (and has an excellent and wonderfully sexy iPad app) but just will not be able to do the AirPlay which I wanted (Do take note that in Nov 2012, Sonos did released a firmware update that allowed it to play music from the iPhone/iPad directly.. I am not sure if it works with other AirPlay enabled apps such as YouTube, Audio Station and other wonderful iPhone/iPad apps that produce sounds etc)…

It is in the end, a very difficult choice.. sigh.. I wish I can do both :)

Beautiful product .. Unboxing !!

Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air Singapore

Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air Singapore

Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air Singapore

Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air Singapore

The deciding factor…

Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air Singapore

Opening the baby…

Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air Singapore

No.. not the actual product.. just the manual..

Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air Singapore

Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air Singapore

And the baby all wrapped up in a condom :)

Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air Singapore

Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air Singapore

Yes, it ia a B&W lah..

Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air Singapore

And the baby… in full glory..
Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air Singapore

The power and volume buttons…

Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air Singapore

The back of the player.. U might not believe this but these matter to me a lot.. in fact, the AUX is the most important element (more important that AirPlay to me.. The Sonos Play 5 has a AUX connector too..)… As this allows me to put my FM Tuner into use ! I Listen To A Lot of Radio Programme !

Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air Singapore

From left to right.. Power, Ethernet, USB, Aux and AV (which should be HDMI in this day and year !). The USB allows for firmware upgrade but also for using the Zeppelin Air as a computer speaker (i.e. use it as a speaker for all the music/sounds from the PC or Mac ! I will use this !)
Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air Singapore

And to make sure I can use the FM Tuner, I already purchased this from Monoprice… 3.5mm Stereo Male to RCA Stereo Male. 3.5mm Stereo end goes to Zeppelin Air and the 2 RCA goes to the back of the tuner…

Monoprice 10ft Designed for Mobile 3.5mm Stereo Male to RCA Stereo Male (Gold Plated) - Black

B&W Zeppelin Air Singapore

And dont forget the beautiful remote control :) Very useful for adjusting the volume and also changing the selection mode..

B&W Zeppelin Air Singapore

Finally one last photo of the Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air in its place where I had build a shelf specially for it :)

Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air Singapore



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