If you have a favorite animal, chances are you can now find it in the form of an iPod speaker. We've seen everything from pigs and pandas to cats and dogs. Heck, even insect-lovers are not left out in the cold, thanks to Vestalife's array of speakers. One of these is the $130 Firefly, an iPod and iPhone speaker dock with a solid feel, compact design, and pleasing audio quality. For those who are after a different-looking portable speaker with a reasonable smattering of extras, this unit could fit the bill.
The Good The Vestalife Firefly offers a unique design and handy features such as pass-through syncing and auxiliary line input. Overall, its sound is solid, the speaker can be powered via batteries, and the included remote control can navigate iPod menus and control playback. Magnetically shielded to prevent iPhone interference.
The Bad The Vestalife Firefly will not satisfy bass addicts, and it suffers from some distortion at high volumes. Its speaker positioning makes a noticeable difference in its sound quality.
The Bottom Line If you're looking for a unique speaker dock for your iPhone or iPod, the Vestalife Firefly is a good option with solid sound quality, a small footprint, and several handy features.