Summary: Love this thing! I needed a reasonably priced ipod speaker that could be used outdoors when I teach outdoor yoga classes. Most smaller speaker systems do not have enough volume to be useful in that setting (beaches, parks, fields). This can be run on batteries or electricity and has a remote. The sound quality is good. (It is used and was recommended by a musician friend, Tony Redhouse) It was everything I wanted and needed (and is a pretty blue to boot!
Summary: Its the woofer that makes this sound so good than my Bose Soundlink(bose is great and more portable, but luck the base punch i want, nevertheless its still an awesome speaker) and Logitech Boom(which i prefer to take anywhere, much more portable and durable than Bose, Great sound and multi directional). Just wish i bought the BT version... Get it! You'll LoVe It! BTW, i got mine 2years and on my other amazon account, still good as new.
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.