I got the Altec Lansing Ipod docking station for Christmas and I have had it playing non stop! The dock is black, about the size of a flattened out brick, and LOUD! The sound quality from this little guy is amazing. It is exactly what I wanted. What I love about this product is that it is plug and play, a necessity for people like me that are not technology inclined. It even had picture directions as to how to plug in the Ipod so I wouldn't get confused. It has several attachments so you can fit any size Ipod, as well as cameras and other mp3 players. The only thing that I feel like it is missing is a remote so that I could control the volume or flip through songs at a distance, however for less than $80 bucks I'm really not complaining at all. If you are one of those people (like I am) that feels more productive when there is some music playing in the background, then this is a worthy investment. I have already cleaned my house, and it didn't feel like work at all. I already feel like it has paid for itself!