Summary: I purchased this radio with great trepidation after owning the G3 Globe Traveler - that radio didn't do anything right. The G8 Traveler II is a much better product. I use this radio primarily to listen to my NPR FM talk stations and it has great sound and reception. I also use this for night-time AM/MW DX-ing.
Summary: Had this about a month and really like it. Controls were easy to figure out, logically arranged and function great. The whole thing seems well thought out -- for instance, hold down the backlight button to have it stay on or just press it briefly for a few seconds of back lighting Reception is excellent on FM, very good on AM and I was able to pick up some short wave, but I have not thoroughly used the SW function.
Summary: So far, this appears to be a better product than I expected. I wish the battery cover were attached and some instructions better defined, but overall I'm satisfied with my purchase of this product.