This item was listed on my niece's Target Gift Registry as she's off to college, it was shipped to her home (...) and arrived ahead of schedule undamaged. She specifically requested this as a gift item as it has a lot to offer, in addition to a great musical instrument that she can listen to her iPod on, it's also alarm clock. The unit is very sturdy and can be useful thru-out her time at college and even when she comes home during the holidays. The sound quality is excellent; I highly recommend this product.
This was a disaster. The dock adaptor for the nano was defective. The buttons on the back were defective - didn't work at all. If one of those things had not worked, I'd not be so harsh, but two separate defective components? We returned it for a refund.