Vestalife has teamed with Element Skateboards to release two Limited Edition Ladybugs. Similar to their original product, each dock has flip-down speaker wings, a digital amp and built-in 3-inch sub woofer. They also have LED volume indicators, full function remote, auto shut-off, and are compatible with any iPod with dock connection or iPhone. The USB connection makes for plug-and-play with your computer and an auxiliary-in jack can connect to other MP3 players. Each comes with a price of $124.95 with a portion of sales going to the MagicWater Project that supports children with pediatric cancer.
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Making its grand debut at the CES is the Vestalife USB Ladybug. The universal dock is compatible with any dockable iPod with its array of connectors, has a digital amp, a built-in subwoofer, and auto-shutoff. It also has an auxiliary in-jack for non-docking iPods, CD players, and other MP3 players. The cutesy gadget needs 4 AA batteries (not included) or hook it up to its power cord and let the PMP recharge begin. Count on a $110.00 price tag for either the red or silver model.
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Another robot has entered the building to assist humanity. NEXCO’s Lady Bird is a 39-inch tall prototype designed to clean highway rest stops and hotel bathrooms. The ladybug-shaped bot comes equipped with brushes, water tanks, and cleaning supplies for that nastiest of jobs. Sensors allow her to perform without bothering people while they are in the room. She also can engage in simple conversation, thanks to her voice recognition capability and mics in her antennae, and can give the latest traffic update. Expected to become a reality by March 2009, this is one 3.5 million yen (~$30,000.00) robotic helper that is definitely worth the expense.
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