This speaker is better than I expected. It is not shiny like in the picture, it has more of a smoothed shine, but not mirror like. But that doesn't matter what does is the sound quality and how easy it is to use. It is a lot louder than I expected and even has a built in microphone! All you have to do is flip the switch, wait for the beep, then connect to it from your Bluetooth device. The battery it comes with looks like a cell phone battery and is rechargable. This speaker was worth the money. I recomend it to anyone who wants a loud high quality speaker, with high portability.
When receiving one of these for christmas my immediate thought was that I was probably going to have to return it as any wireless speaker geared towards iphones, tablets, etc., that I've tried in the past have left me disappointed. I was really surprised at the quality of sound that the speaker put out after syncing it to my laptop. Additionally, the bass the speaker puts out is absolutely great, but get's slightly distorted when the volume is turned to its highest mark. However, this could also be due in part that I was playing 320 kbps mp3 files of house music thats predominantly bass heavy. Given the price and sound quality, I would certainly purchase another in the future.