Conclusion: Last October, my wife and I visited a friend of ours in LA whom we play a lot of volleyball with. We went to the beach to play and he brought his Tailgater along. I was sold from that moment. For Xmas, my wife bought us one. It's great to have around for all sorts of things and the sound quality is pretty good even at high volumes. It's great to have around the house too for misc yard projects when you want some music. And I LOVE the charging option!