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B&W outs Z2 speaker dock and Zeppelin Air with Lightning connector goodness

B&W 's latest speaker dock gets struck by Lightning. Will you be getting one to free your iPhone 5's music in style?

B&W has announced the Z2, a compact wireless speaker dock with Lightning smarts and built-in AirPlay tech. In true B&W design fashion, the Z2 is minimalist and gracefully curved, with an attractive metal grill to protect its drive units while something dubbed ‘Flowport’ technology works to keep bass in check. The black Z2 will be out in April while the white model will hit shelves in June. Both colours will set you back £330.

Meanwhile B&W hasn’t abandoned the Zeppelin Air, which also gets chummy with Apple’s new connector and adds AirPlay streaming to add to its wide-hipped array of sonic tech. That means those of you with an iPhone 5 can now cradle it in style without any unsightly adaptors getting in the way. The latest Air model promises the same high detailed audio performance and room-filling sound as its predecessor and will arrive in May with a £500 price tag. Style isn’t cheap, you know.

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Dan is Editor-in-chief of Stuff, working across the magazine and the Stuff.tv website.  Our Editor-in-Chief is a regular at tech shows such as CES in Las Vegas, IFA in Berlin and Mobile World Congress in Barcelona as well as at other launches and events. He has been a CES Innovation Awards judge. Dan is completely platform agnostic and very at home using and writing about Windows, macOS, Android and iOS/iPadOS plus lots and lots of gadgets including audio and smart home gear, laptops and smartphones. He's also been interviewed and quoted in a wide variety of places including The Sun, BBC World Service, BBC News Online, BBC Radio 5Live, BBC Radio 4, Sky News Radio and BBC Local Radio.

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