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Creative D5 Air brings AirPlay to wireless speaker dock range

Creative ZiiSound D5 Air

Creative has added an AirPlay model to its ZiiSound range of wireless speaker docks.

Joining the Bluetooth ZiiSound D5 and the aptX Bluetooth ZiiSound D5x, the new ZiiSound D5 Air supports streaming from any iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch or iTunes on a Mac or PC.

We were given a briefing on the D5 Air ahead of its scheduled release at the end of September 2012.

The speaker keeps a similar design to previous models but adds a 2.4in colour LCD screen for album artwork, track information and more.

Creative has released an EasyConnect app at the same time, which once downloaded allows you to simply transfer your wireless network settings from your device to the D5 Air speaker, making set-up even easier.

As well as wireless music streaming using AirPlay, there's also an iOS dock for connecting Apple devices such as the iPod nano and iPod classic. The dock won't of course support the new iPhone 5, however, though the infamous adapter should do the trick.

The Creative ZiiSound D5 Air is due out later this month.

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Joe Cox

Joe is Content Director for Specialist Tech at Future and was previously the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across print and online for more than 15 years, writing news, reviews and features. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung, reported from CES, the Bristol Show and Munich High End for many years, and provided comment for sites such as the BBC and the Guardian. In his spare time he enjoys mixing vinyl and cycling.