Pros: Clear base even at loud volume; aux. port for iPad, no setup time or programming required
Cons: Volume buttons are hard to see; spare battery life is less than original battery
I use this product in the house, as well as outside (beach, camping, entertainment). Though the unit is pricy and does not have other features (clock, Bluetooth, WiFi, radio) like some other manufacturers, it is easy to use, sounds great even at high volume, and most importantly, reproduces music without distortion. It's very compact. The sound quality is amazing! The base reproduction is fantastic! My only dislike is that the extra Bose battery that I bought does not last as long as the one that came with the unit. I use it nearly every day, and don't regret the purchase. If you like music at its best, listen to the competition, and save the Bose for last; you will notice a difference.