Pros It has good sound and the video is as clear as I had hoped it would be. It's lighter than my laptop and more portable.
Cons Needs to many accessories. Alot ot things that are extra would be better built into it.
Summary I think this has one of the best after market accessory for my Ipod that I have bought ever. I look forward to alot of years of fun with it.I found this at Sams club on clearance for $35 and decided to try it out, it was worth every penny.
Updated on Oct 21, 2008
Updated on Mar 17, 2009I have had this V55 for almost a year now and it has been the best device that I have bought in a while. I found it at sams club on clearance for $35 + tax aftergetting it home and chargeing it I enjoyed haveing out with me when I am in the yard or where ever I go. As for the Aspect ratio I real don't care. The picture is fine for travel.
Pros I have recently purchased this item for 29.95 and it is probably the best purchase I have made in a long time. can hold almost 30 movies and it is great for the kids. I can even take it and plug it into a regular tv as if it was a regular DVD player.
Cons the rubberized top gathers dust and the inside is hard to keep free of prints
Summary multiple charging adapters and usb port and the ability to use with a full-sized tv and external speakers
Pros now much less expensive, sound good, fun unit
Cons outdated aready
Summary Have learned that this will not work with the the new Ipod "Classics", which is too bad. I like the device - it works well in the car and the sound is pretty good. When my 5G Ipod dies (as they all do) I guess I will have to bury my Sonic 55 along with it)
Pros Hours of video without looking for disks
Cons Wish it had a cover for the controls & ipod
Summary This may be the greatest product for parents that travel with children. Tip, get Beyond TV and a TV tuner, then record all of your children's favorite TV shows and transfer them to the IPOD (you may be able to do this with TIVO as well). Use the Sonic Impact on the road, and you kids will have hours of programming during long flights. I thought this was a great idea in theory, it turns out even better in practice.
Pros it can be found cheaper
Cons its expensive somewhere else
Summary I found out it sells about $80 in costco also in Amazon but it sells $200 in other places