"Great sound + functional + unique = great product"4.5 starson by Elecfuture
Pros: Sounds Great! Interface is amazing, upgradable
Cons: Hard to fully appreciate until you use it
Summary: I was one of the early adopters, have used it ever day and am fully satisfied with this great product and look forward to listening to George for a long time to come. Clearly a lot of thought went into the design - and while it has an amazing one-of-a-kind interface , the importance of great sound was recognized and made a priority (an area where other systems fall short). In short it sounds wonderful!
When you add in the remote functionality, the great interface/remote, radio and alarm features (plus the fact it is upgradeable - via software updates and modular design) there really is no product on the market that competes- and it is well worth the price.
I really like being able to clearly see and easily access all the iPod menus on the remote screen including elapsed time, song/album titles, etc (particularly during shuffle) - and the remote display is even convenient when tuning in the radio.
Although it may look like a standard bookshelf unit, it is far from it and really has to be used to be fully appreciated.
The hardest part was finding a location for George, since he works equally well in the office, bedroom (particularly with the alarm) and the kitchen area. The solution just may be another George -though i may have to get different grill covers to distinguish them.....