Zeppelin sells 100,000. (This is not a '70s story.)

The economic climate doesn't seem to be having a deleterious effect on dirigible-inspired iPod sound systems. Bowers and Wilkins has just sold its 100,000th Zeppelin iPod system, an impressive feat for an iPod dock that's only been on sale for a year and a half (especially since that year and a half has seen a rather abrupt shift in global economic outlooks).

The thoroughly British-sounding Bowers & Wilkins shares many traits with Led Zeppelin, appropriate considering the successful iPod system. Both the band and the company were borne out of England in the 1960's, and both have been delighting music fans for decades. Also, legend says that the company's founder John Bowers was quite fond of suits with dragons on them.

- Will Greenwald