Summary: Probably THE best battery-powered iPod speaker set on the market at time of writing. Sound is as loud and clear as 2W RMS speakers can deliver, and the battery life seems good. Very small portable unit - works with all iPods to date. Only two things that stop me giving it 5 stars: The cradle isn't a true 'universal' cradle in that it will not fit ipods with skins [iSkin etc] on - you'll have to pop your pod out to fit in.
Summary: Overall I'm happy with the iM3C. I use it at work and take it home on the weekends. The portability is a plus. The downside is the audio quality is not as good as I'd expected from the other reviews. Every now and then, there is a popping sound, and I can't pinpoint what makes it happen. I do not listen at high volume levels, especially in the office, so that's not it.
Summary: I was shopping for an iPod alarm clock, and finally got one, an iLive, but the sound was horrible. So I decided to just get some iPod speakers, and use the iPod's alarm function. I brought my iPod into Target and set it on different speakers to see how it sounded. This one was one of the best sounding out of all of them. Sure the $250 were a little better, but this one seemed pretty close to me, and it's very small, and has a 24 hour battery life running on 4 AA's.
Summary: The sound quality of the IM3c is very good at the mid to low level. This speaker system is solely used in my office, so cranking it up too loud is not an option. Its compact size makes it easy to place virtually anywhere. One feature I really like is the volume stays the same after turning the unit back on after it has been shut down, unlike the "JBL On Stage".
Summary: The speakers are fine by themselves; however, I wanted them for my office, and my company also happens to issue Blackberries to employees. The speakers are apparently not "shielded", and therefore emits a loud "buzz" every time the Blackberry checks for messages or receives calls (every 3-5 minutes). Super annoying. Other than covering my phone in tinfoil, there's no way to stop it, so I will be returning the speakers for a higher quality shielded set.
Summary: A good item to have for traveling. It is small when open and folds up for easy transportion. Keep in mind, it is not a whole house stereo. Just a way to listen to music in a smaller setting. And it works well for this. Follow the instructions for actually turning the unit on and it makes a good player for a hotel room. The music is clear and it beats the standard clock radio usually found in a hotel room. Just don't expect this item to do what it isn't designed to do.