Summary: I thought I had found the ideal alarm clock - I would load a thumb drive with my favorite tunes, then be gently awakened for months. Not to be. There is some kind of conspiracy going on between Yamaha and Apple to make this piece of junk useless for anything other than an IPOD. Oh, it will wake you with a CD or USB drive, but it will NOT continue on to play the next song, ever! The next morning you will awaken to their version of Groundhog Day, unless you use an IPOD.