For the slew of companies creating speaker docks for the Apple iPod, distinguishing their products from the masses can be a bit of a challenge. Creating an eye-catching design is just one of the many ways to tackle this issue, and an increasing design trend is the animal-inspired speaker. Such is the case with the Vestalife Butterfly, a funky speaker dock that every iPod-toting 11-year-old girl will be scrambling to obtain. At $79, the Vestalife Butterfly is priced fairly, given the neat design and fair amount of features, but sound quality is definitely not its strong suit.
The Good The Vestalife Butterfly offers a cute design with interchangeable faceplates; it works with all docking iPods and other MP3 players; it charges the iPod and allows for pass-through syncing; it can run off of batteries.
The Bad The Vestalife Butterfly suffers from cheap-feeling plastic construction, and sound quality is poor.
The Bottom Line The Vestalife Butterfly is an appropriate choice for iPod-toting tweens of the girlie persuasion, but anyone with an ear for sound should steer clear.