Summary: I purchased our Tivoli for my husband about 7 years ago. We have used it on a daily basis for the past 7 years and we still love it. The battery was fading a little, so we purchased the replacement battery and it is going strong. My nephew is 16 and he loved that he could plug his MP3 into the Tivoli and it had such great sounds. For his 16th birthday, we bought him his own Tivoli and he loves it.
Summary: Purchased first one ca. 2005 and other one 2006. Great devices. Volume knob started to make coloration (in both) - fault were fixed by local dealer (they replaced some component inside, guarantee covered that) - voila. Both radios are in use daily basis many hours: other one in kitchen and the other one standing in my desk. Both are having original battery still. What to say, can't be more satisfied with this good product.
Summary: I've owned mine for several years now. Except for a battery pack change, it works flawlessly! It even survived a few months in the bathroom while I was taking a shower until my shower radio was replaced. The sound is still very good. It's my Old Friend!
After 10 years, I find this radio indispensable. Truly.
James Krall, Amazon
25 June 2012
Summary: (Originally written in 2004): I feel like raving about this radio, but I'm not in the mood to write a lot about it right now. Read the reviews. Most all it's attributes are here. For naysayers and detractors, I can only say this: It was never designed to compete with a stereo boom box, whose stereo separation is overrated due to close speaker placement anyway, and it doesn't go as loud either. It's excellent for midrange tones and classical music.
Summary: I purchased an ipal after hearing one for the first time. i was so blown away by the clarity and musical quality of this little box that i went right out and bought one. around 6 years later I'm still amazed every time i listen to it. It really sounds THAT good. I've just bought a songbook for my mum as she was so impressed by my ipal, so hopefully she'll have years of enjoyment also.
Summary: Its cute as heck and sounds better than my stereo system, small enough to be portable to anywhere, and can be hooked up to other audio peripherals. My only beef is how long it took to get here but I got over that after seeing it.