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Vestalife expands offerings with three new systems


Vestalife has introduced two new speaker systems for the iPod and iPhone, as well as a portable monitor and speaker system. Like the company’s previous Ladybug speakers, both the Jewelbox and Firefly systems feature compact, rounded designs with fold-open speaker wings. The Jewelbox’s speakers open to reveal a flat surface and integrated Dock, and the system features a digital amplifier, full function remote control, a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, automatic shut-off, an auxiliary input, touch-sensitive LED volume indicators, an A/V output jack, and an USB port for syncing. The Firefly features a design similar to that of the Ladybug, with two front speakers that fold down to reveal an integrated dock in front of the rear shell, which houses a built-in subwoofer. Other features mirror those of the Jewelbox, including the rechargeable lithium-ion battery, and touch-sensitive controls.

Finally, the company has introduced the Butterfly Monitor portable video monitor and speakers. Offering a design extremely similar to that of the company’s Butterfly speaker system, the Monitor features the ability to view movies and photos via a built-in SD/MMC card reader, a seven-inch, 16:9 color LCD screen, a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, a full function remote control, auxiliary input, touch-sensitive LED controls, and a USB port. All three new systems are expected to be released at the end of the second quarter; pricing has yet to be announced.

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Hopefully, they have improved on the sound of the Ladybug’s horrendous sound and the build quality as well. I ended up returning one that I bought for my daughter withing 3 weeks. Knobs were falling off. I figured the sound would b4e outstanding given the hype by major news organizations but it was VERY disappointing. ZERO bass and any sort of volume caused major distortion.

Posted by John on January 6, 2009 at 7:39 AM (CST)


What knobs? We have used four of them, and none has had any issues with bass, nor “knobs.”

Posted by Jeremy Horwitz on January 6, 2009 at 8:15 AM (CST)

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