Summary: Grab this while they last! Great portable speaker if you have Ipods/Iphones with 30 pin connectors. This is not an ideal product for your office or countertop, think more along the lines of compact PA speaker. Pretty rugged construction (Yamaha makes excellent PA/DJ speakers), great sound quality, and it gets pretty loud, too. As a bonus it can be powered by 6 AA batteries. Like others noted, remote is small and can be misplaced easily, but not really an issue for me.
Summary: I bought this for my husband to replace his expensive Bose speaker, that I paid almost three times more than I did for this Yamaha one, and it had stopped working. The Yamaha one works great!! The sound is great, it is very portable and very durable, I highly Reccomended it.
Summary: This little speaker is light and stylish and puts out good sound, but when it said that it operated from AC or battery power, I thought that would mean plug it in to recharge when you get home. Well, I thought wrong, this works like an old-fashioned boom box -- plug it in or run it off the batteries, but there is no connection between the two.
Summary: I've had this thing for several years and it still out performs most other portable speakers. In closed space like a bedroom or a garage this thing is almost too loud. Outdoors, not so much, you have to be relatively close. I was actually surprised by the amount of base this thing has, although it does distort at high volumes. Very durable construction, but sand can and will get into the ports located on the back of the speaker.