Summary: I like mine so much I bought one as a Christmas gift. The only thing is that my daughter broke off the antenna by accident. I wish that it had an antenna that went all the way into the radio player, but it sticks up like the old one and now that it is broken it is sharp.
Summary: I had some doubts before buying this because of the other reviews, and I'm glad that I made my own decision, because it's a great deal for the price. Not only can I listen to my cds and my radio comfortably, the iPod dock feature is the best thing about this product, just set it to plug and play and you're done, it even recharges your iPod! It comes with a variety of adaptable iPod docks, depending on your iPod model.
Summary: I made the mistake of buying 2 of these things. Well it's going back. The reason I bought 2 in the first place was because I needed one for the kitchen ( I like to listen to my music while I'm cooking) and one for the living room as well. Well I put a CD inside the Portable Player and after it played the 5th song it just died :\ so I said "Ok this one is going back.
Summary: I use this CD player every single day during naptime for my 3 children. So far I have had absolutely no issues with it and am completely satisfied. I love that you can play a CD or an ipod, because I use each of them equally. I haven't used it without being plugged in or used the radio setting... I'm not much of one for radio in the house, so I can't speak for that, but I'm planning to buy another one just like this for another part of the house.
Summary: We bought this to sit outside on the deck. We weren't expecting much for the price, but it is better than our expensive indoor one. Very easy to use, easy to hear, and all the kids have different iPods that most fit into the docking station. Now we bring it inside and use in various rooms as well. Great purchase.
What it does it does well, but missing a few things
15 October 2009
Summary: The positives: Sound is great, ipod input jack is well designed with various inserts to match different ipods, and controlling the ipod from the remote is a fun feature. Small enough to transport with ease. The negatives: 2 simple features were not well thought out. 1) The radio is nearly impossible to use, as there is no display (digital or otherwise), so one cannot know where one is on the dial.
Summary: This product seems like a decent small stereo for a good price, but I returned the 1st one after the cd player stopped working (about 1 week). I got a replacement but the CD player stopped working the 2nd time I used it. After that I got a refund.