Summary: My wife and I first became enamored of the sound of the Tivoli Model One radio. Soon we had the Tivoli Clock Radio and next the 2nd speaker for stereo. Then my wife gave me the Tivoli "High Fidelity System," costing at the time over a thousand.
Summary: I initially ordered this device for listening to my iPod out on the deck last Summer. I was a bit concerned about just a single mono speaker but in reality the music comes across with a very full and clear sound.
Summary: I've had my PAL for 5 years and it's done everything I've asked it to. I've taken it to the beach, into the garden, into the bathroom (but not the shower). The finish held up well, but mine's not glossy and it has a great battery life, I've played the thing for 5+ hrs again and again and it still...
Summary: I bought the older version of this radio which is functionally identical except the new one has an iPod cable connector. The Tivoli Pal is high quality. The controls are excellent. Though not stereo, the sound is excellent.
Summary: The radio sounds incredible and the reception is the better than my expensive receivers. Tivoli however has a problem with the NiCAD battery. It takes forever to get it to begin to charge. Crutchfield was great with the return. One battery never charged the other took forever.
Summary: We purchased the iPal after a good search for a portable radio/iPod device. It is everything you read about and we've had it now for just over a year. Issue is the On/Off switch wears out and you start to hear a hum issue when you turn the iPal on or off.
Summary: I strongly suggest this accessory carry case/shoulder strap for safe portability. Without it, the iPAL unit is rather awkward to tote around. Adding the padded heavy-fabric cover tends to baffle the thin plastic case and enhance the audio quality.
Summary: This is a cute little carry bag. There are pockets on the sides which can hold ear buds and a patch cord to connect an ipod. The bag is well made and does offer protection for the radio. I'm pleased with my purchase.
Summary: When I set out to purchase an AM/FM-only radio, everyone tried to talk me out of it because of all the new technology around but the Tivoli PAL is exactly what I needed and wanted. I couldn't be happier with it. The small footprint takes up minimal room anywhere I use.