We initially scoffed when we saw the Vestaboard, a seeming contradiction of old-school technology paired to a mobile device. But the more we pondered, the more we resonate with the concept of the board, which uses traditional split-flap displays to showcase a board of text. The displays used to be common at airports and train stations, before digital displays took over. There was something beautiful about the flip-flip-flip of mechanical letters spinning around to bring you the latest departure information.
Well, that experience has been reborn, in a very Silicon Valley way, with the Vestaboard. A wifi-connected board that syncs with calendar apps and even Alexa and Google Home, Vestaboard brings the satisfying flip-flip-flip to your home or business. Able to display 70 characters plus colors, the board is similar in size to a 37″ flat screen. We like the applications that the company has showcased, like menus and calendar events, but also inspiration quotes and song lyrics, bringing a sense of introspection to our busy days. We think they’ve done a very elegant job of bringing the past into the future. This technology isn’t cheap, however. An early, discounted price for the Vestaboard is $1,850.
Perfect for a cafe, Vestaboard creates a beautiful custom menu.
Connected to your smart device and your calendar, Vestaboard offers up reminders and events.
The board’s connectivity make it easy to share event notifications.
Easy to update, the board lets you leave messages for the family.
Colored flaps allow for some interesting designs on the Vestaboard.
A sexy way to show a bar menu, Vestaboard’s physicality adds depth to a space.
The Vestaboard app offers lyrics and quotes of the day, keeping your messages fresh.
In a world full of digital screens, there’s something special about Vestaboard’s physical messages.