Summary: Have had it for about 2 weeks now and am very happy. Great sound for its size. Uses batteries, 12 volt or 110 very nice. Use it on my boat. I use it with the Classic iPod. Does not work with any case on your iPod, but then again, it is a case. Very well built and rugged. Be careful who you order it from. It took over a month to come and I had to send two e-mails. Not good. Will probably buy another one for my step son.
Summary: This item is very cool. I first saw it in a magazine and came to amazon.com to purchase it. For the price it is nearly the same as every single ipod docking unit. Out of the box it works great with batteries or the a/c adapter. I purchased this item for the sole purpose of taking on vacation to the beach. It does exactly what it says. It fights off sand and debris and keeps your ipod safe.
Summary: Wanting music on the beach is a little tricky. iPods and iPhones abound, but what sound system protects itself and the ipod and runs on batteries and is really as much sand proof as it is water resistant? Frankly, there aren't too many options out there. There's the EGO ICE, but the sound quality isn't very good, especially if you're trying to send music over a relatively wide area for a couple of dozen people on a beach with tons of ambient sound.
Summary: I was looking for a unit that would enable me to listen, aloud, to my ipod on the beach and other outdoor places. This unit is great. The sealed ipod dock is sturdy, great sound, and it is loud enough to hear over other noice. In other reviews I read comments about a shoulder strap being in pics but not offered with the product. Who cares...this unit is worth the cash you'll love it.
Summary: I looked for months for a device like this--a 'boombox' style outdoor radio, something that I could just toss out on the deck for barbecues and not worry if it got rained on or anything. Overall the device works GREAT. The one problem I have with it is that the bay for the iPod will _only_ hold the older-generation iPods. My iPhone or iPod Touch will dock in the thing and work okay, but you can't close the clear plastic door that allows you to leave it outside full-time.