Pros: The rechargeable battery really pushes this portable speaker over the top. It can be easily taken anywhere such as a the backyard. The mono in and i pod dock also are some added bonuses. The remote controller is easy to use and helpful.
Cons: The sound is absolutely ok, however, audiophiles beware. The bass is muddy and the highs are unclear. It sounds almost like a $30-50 computer speaker. It is expensive for the quality you get and you should go consider other cheaper alternatives.
Summary: Ipod docking base feels loose and not very sturdy for frequent use. Only has one connection in back to attach a cd player or other device. For [$]why didn't they put a radio tuner in it. Other systems were over $100 less. I question now that I have it, was it worth it.