Summary: I bought 3 of these as gifts - they are small and light and so very portable. The folding feature is very awkward because it's difficult to plug in or remove the charger or a line in when the speakers are working.Almost immediately several of the little plastic parts broke - though they are all still working and used I prefer the Bose portable speaker that I bought at the same time for my son.
Summary: Menu system is a bit unintuituve at first, but not terrible. There is a full sound, but expect no base out of it -- exceeding 56 or so on the volume menu causes distortion sustained a drop of about 2ft when a friend accidentally brushed by it and knocked it off the end table -- the minimal force and short fall was enough to snap off the flimsy plastic hinges which hold it to the case.
"Made in China" is not the same as "Made in Switzerland"
B. Rentsch, Amazon
7 February 2012
Summary: I bought & returned the black one. Pros: - Bluetooth pairing to the macbook air was easy - Sound was decent (far better than my macbook air speakers) - Packaging is good (not that it matters much though) Cons: - The "hinge" that connects the two halves of the clamshell is a mere thin strip of plastic, like a plastic DVD case hinge, but thinner. - The rim of the clamshell case is silver colored plastic.