"Perfect, by far the best yet!"5.0 starson by quitifa
Pros: LOUD sound, able to use the iPod's own interface, durable, long play time, PROTECTS the iPod
Cons: Replacing the AAA batteries can be hard, doesn't charge the iPod
Summary: This is the third iPod portable speaker I have purchased and no other system comes even close.
I have already brought this to the beach, canoeing, camping, and while working in the yard. Every single time, strangers and friends come up to me and are FLOORED by this thing. The sound is impressive for being super-portable.
I chose this one because my iPod would fall out of my other portable speakers, or the iPod would be obscured and I was forced to use some sort of external control to change songs.
The great thing is, you can SEE your iPod (but it is still covered) and it PROTECTS the iPod without hindering the wonderful clickwheel/touchscreen that makes the iPod great.
As for my cons, they are NOTHING compared to the cons of other systems or the pros of this system. I used this system one week ago for FIVE HOURS and the sound never once got lower and my iPod still played just fine.
Honestly, I am very rarely impressed by all of these gadgets for the iPods (especially with the cheap plastic alternatives) but this thing is AMAZING.
I guarantee you will be blown away and that other people at the beach or camping, etc will be shocked, too.
Plus, I payed $15 for mine (you can bargain hunt) but the price tag is WELL WORTH the durability, function, and impressiveness of this portable speaker set.