Butterfly iPod dock takes flight

An iPod docking station that supports all versions of the iPod takes the shape of a butterfly.


I don't know why, but somehow I can't resist butterflies (or puppies, teddy bears, or anything pink ). For this reason, even though I don't have an iPod, I think the new iPod dock from Vestalife is cool.

It's called, well, the Butterfly, and it sports interchangeable colored faceplates shaped somewhat like a butterfly. The Butterfly runs on either four AA batteries (not included) or AC. When plugged in, it can charge the iPod too.

You can also connect the Butterfly to a computer via USB so you can sync the iPod. Apart from the built-in speaker, the unit also features an audio/video output jack in case you want to play music to a different audio/video device.

Other features include:

  • Universal dock for iPod
  • Compatibility with all docking iPods
  • Digital amplifier technology
  • Battery-saving automatic shut-off
  • Auxiliary-in jack to connect non-docking iPod, CD players, and other MP3 players
  • LED volume indicators
  • 3.5mm aux input
  • Includes dock connectors for iPod mini, iPod nano (first generation), iPod nano (second generation) and iPod with color display

The Butterfly is available now for $100. Technically, it doesn't seem worth it, but hey, it's The Butterfly and it's got colorful interchangeable faceplates!

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CNET editor Dong Ngo has been involved with technology since 2000, starting with testing gadgets and writing code for CNET Labs' benchmarks. He now manages CNET San Francisco Labs, reviews 3D printers, networking/storage devices, and also writes about other topics from online security to new gadgets and how technology impacts the life of people around the world.


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