Amazing little speaker! A friend of mine has several altec lansings, and I've always loved the little things so I finally caved and got one of my own! It was a terrific purchase. It's loud enough, the sound quality is pretty awesome, it holds a charge for HOURS, and I can use it in the shower or near the pool/beach without worrying it'll break down on me. I love this thing, even if it did cost a bit pretty penny.