Summary: After reading many reviews, I have decided to go for this one and bought it as a present. Price wise was unbeatable, so if you're looking for a good looking, decent sized, easy to carry wine cooler, this is the one for you. I checked it in as a piece of luggage in my flight to Brazil - thanks for all the responses about the packaging size - and got there perfectly!
Summary: I got this because I don't like red wine at room temperature. Wine is supposed to be CELLAR temperature, not room temperature. I'm not a big wine collector, so the smaller size works great and it fits on my kitchen counter. I looked at other bigger wine coolers and almost all of them have bad reviews on reliability. I'm guessing because this one is so much smaller, it has less issues with the motor. And it is cheap enough that I could just buy another one if it broke.
Summary: I purchased 2 of these for my husband. One for red and one for white wine. He is thrilled with the coolers, other than the fact that the one we use for white wines struggles to keep a decent temperature. It is constantly cycling on and off. But other than that, these are outstanding. They fit nicely on our counters and under the upper cabinets. I do recommend these coolers if you are looking for something smaller, or need the convenience of portable.
Summary: Placed it in my business office and placed at the lowest degree, 46. Made sure both sides are well ventilated, so no problem with that. Still, for no good reason, the temp worked its way one day to 74 degrees...and has not moved for 2 days. Yes the temp is still set to 46. Do yourself a favor and buy something different, but a different manufacturer.
Summary: This cooler is a perfect fit for our kitchen. We situated it pushed in a corner on our countertops. It does not take up any space that we had previously used. It adds a touch of class to the kitchen and blends in nice with the other appliances. It is just big enough to store our usually pick of wines. It keeps the wines chilled nicely and is not noisy at all. I highly recommend this product.
Summary: I love this little thing. It is compact enough to fit into my little kitchen without being in the way and holds a practical amount of wine. It is completely silent as far as I can discern and uses extremely little electricity. It also manages to keep the temperature cool and consistent in my unairconditioned Hawaiian apartment. My only gripe is that the racks are not at all adjustable and it can be tough to fit wider bottles (like pinot noire or champagne).