Speaker docks outfitted with Apple's Lightning dock connector seem like kind of waste these days. Wireless music is the future, homie! But does this new beauty from Bowers & Wilkins look like a dock? Where's the port? It's hidden by clever design.
The Bowers & Wilkins Z2 is an evolution of the almost-amazing Zeppelin Mini iPod dock that didn't quite win our battlemodo a couple of years ago. Gone is the clunky 30-pin mount, and stretchy fabric coat that feels like it might rip as you carry it from the living room to the kitchen. The Z2 sports a revamped plastic build better suited to a semi-portable speaker than the bookshelf speaker design of the Zepp-Mini before it. It also adds AirPlay connectivity and a larger set of 3.5-inch drivers.