A friend of mine has this blender and while over at her house one evening, we decided to mix up some drinks. It is similar to the one I own, expect this one has a little more power and it also comes with a travel cup which I think is great for smoothies or drinks on the run.
As far as all the extra's that you can find on some blenders, this one is just an ordinary run-of-the mill blender that has all of the basic functions anyone should need in the kitchen. It did a pretty good job of blending up all our ingredients and even chopped ice pretty well. When we were just chopping ice, some of it did tend to fuse together down near the blades and we would have to dislodge it before continuing to blend our ingredients.
Overall, I would definitely recommend this blender for anyone.