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: 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.