Summary: I needed a portable MP3 player for my iPod that would also play CDs. This has met all expectations so far. The nice surprise was a handle that folds neatly into the top thats not noted in the prduct description. Recommended.
Summary: I got this for my wife who wanted something simple to use for CD's. That it plays iPod tunes is a bonus, and I just happened to have an old, 1st generation iPod Touch laying around with nothing to do. The unit DOES look 80's, but that's NOT to say it looks BAD. Many "boom boxes" look positively ugly these days (2012), and this one though large, has a very understated design. The radio and the CD work well and for their intended purpose.