"What you need for your outdoor or indoor activities"4.0 starson by thatchman1
Pros: Well built
Good "boom box" throwback sound
No interference from iPhone like many others
Well thought out remote control
Adjustment to the type of sound it produces (big boom!)
No storage spot for cables for other external MP3 players
Summary: In the day and age of iPods, home theater systems and great speakers available for the computer, there is still that spot that gets left out... washing the car! Playing in the yard or at the beach! Outdoor picnics, activities, camping, playing basketball or other outdoor sports, etc.! If you also have that empty space and always need to keep the tunes cranking, you may be interested in this device.
Let me get to the point. Do I have heartburn that it costs $299? Yes. Do I think it's a great product? Yes! I think this product is perfect for those who do a lot of outdoor activities, beach, park, etc. or the mobile exercise or Yoga instructor who wants to bring along a unit that can play lots of music you may have on your iPhone/iPod. As well, the weekend garage tinkerer would also enjoy this device and get a lot of use from it.
About the unit itself:
The unit itself is not huge. It has a very modern industrial design, has very convenient carry handles both on the top and on the sides of the front. It's also light weight enough that you can grab it with one hand and carry it around. It sits very solidly and you can roll it around without damaging it. It's not a rubberized "on the job" work radio, but a pretty awesomely designed MP3 player and radio. It seems very durable, the speakers look rubberized (definitely not the cardboard speakers of days gone by...) And it has a convenient spot to keep the remote control in the unit so you don't lose it. It has a great bar that is movable that protects the iPhone/iPod. It slides all the way from the top to the bottom so you can access any of the touch features of the phone/device, but slides to the center when you're done to protect the glass screen.