Bowers & Wilkins has announced the UK launch of the "Zeppelin Mini", a compact version of the airship-shaped original.

"Zeppelin Mini attains the same high standards in sound quality and design", promises B&W. "It is reduced in size, not in sound, and has amazing volume levels for such a diminutive package".

New features include an updated docking arm and the addition of USB connectivity to stream music from a Mac or PC.

The Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Mini will be available in the UK from October 2009, priced at an RRP of £299.

UPDATE: The Zeppelin Mini will be exclusive to John Lewis in the UK.