Vestalife unveils three new iPod speaker docks

vestalife-fireflyVestalife recently revealed three new models of their line of insect-inspired iPod and iPhone-compatible speaker docks.  The Ladybug II ($100) is larger than the previous Ladybug model, and claims enhanced sound over its predecessor, while the Firefly (pictured) promises a wider soundstage and features a very appealing organic design for $130.  The top end is rounded out with the Mantis ($180), which is also the most powerful of the three, and includes a down-firing subwoofer.   All three are certified “Made for iPod” and “Works with iPhone”, run off of four AA batteries or an included AC adapter, and are available in soft-touch finishes in metallic red, metallic silver, or metallic black, each with black chrome accents.  I’m really digging the design on these things… if they sound as good as they look, they might make a great holiday gift for those hard-to-shop-for iPhone owners out there.

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  • Julie October 27, 2009, 9:06 pm

    The image totally reminds me of a Disney character. I just can’t remember its name or the movie it’s from.

  • Janet Cloninger October 27, 2009, 10:07 pm

    Julie, I think it looks like “Stitch” from the Disney movie “Lilo and Stitch.” Except Stitch was blue.

  • jose October 28, 2009, 1:39 am

    To me it looks like a laddie bug or kinda like the robot from Fubber.

  • Julie October 28, 2009, 7:30 am

    @Janet That’s it!!! I actually never saw that particular Disney film, but I remembered the character :) Ha!

  • evo October 28, 2009, 8:37 am

    Can you close the speakers when the ipod is docked? The one pictures looks like it might.

  • Andy Simmons October 28, 2009, 9:33 am

    @evo I wondered the same thing… I’m pretty positive you can’t with the Ladybug II or the Mantis, but you’re right, the Firefly looks like it might leave enough open space in the middle for a docked device. I’ve contacted the company to get an answer to this question, and I’ll be sure to share what I find out.

  • Janet Cloninger October 28, 2009, 9:47 am

    @Julie, my daughter Rachel was about 7 when that movie was released. I saw it LOTS of times! I’ll never forget Stitch! ;)

  • Andy Simmons October 29, 2009, 11:07 am

    @evo I just got a response back from Vestalife: apparently you cannot close the Firefly with the iPod or iPhone docked.

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